Ally

August 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
Alternate spelling of “Allie”, etc.; diminutive of “Alice“, “Alison“, “Alexandra”, other names beginning with “Al-“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Ailis, Ale, Aleid, Aleida, Alex, Alexa, Alexina, Ali, Alida, Alis, Alisa, Alix, Aliz, Alli, Allie, Alyx, Lexa, Lexie, Lexine, Lexy, Ola, Sandie, Sandy, Xandra, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Ally (Alice) Fleming, a little orphan girl who can’t seem to find her place in the world, in “Ally”, from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).

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