What does the baby name Telly mean? Learn about what Telly means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Telly - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Telly
T-E-L-L-Y, is a 5-letter male given name.
Meaning of Telly
Best, pet form of theodore.
Origin of Telly
The name 'Telly' is a diminutive form of the Greek name 'Aristotle'. It originated from the ancient Greek language and has been used as a nickname or a short form of the longer name.
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Popularity of Telly
The name 'Telly' has not been as popular as its longer form 'Aristotle'. It is not commonly used as a given name on its own but is occasionally used as a nickname for individuals named Aristotle or for those who prefer a shorter and more informal name.
Telly currently has 2 likes, and is in the top 10% of liked boy's names. The name Abayomi is slightly more popular than Telly.

Etymology of Telly

The name 'Telly' does not have a specific etymology of its own, as it is primarily a diminutive form of 'Aristotle'. However, 'Aristotle' is derived from the Greek words 'aristos', meaning 'best' or 'excellent', and 't─ôlos', meaning 'end' or 'goal'. Therefore, the name 'Aristotle' can be interpreted as 'the best end' or 'the best goal'.

Cultural Significance of Telly

As a diminutive of 'Aristotle', the name 'Telly' carries some cultural significance related to ancient Greek philosophy and intellectualism. Aristotle himself was a renowned philosopher, scientist, and teacher who made significant contributions to various fields of knowledge. The name 'Telly' may evoke associations with wisdom, intelligence, and scholarly pursuits.