A diminutive of the female given names Alison, Alice and Alexandra.
A diminutive of the male given name Alfred or of other names beginning with Al-.
Other Word Forms of Ally
Origin of Ally
From Middle English alien, Old French alier (Modern French allier), from Latin alligō (“to bind to”), from ad (“to”) + ligō. Compare alligate, allay, alloy and ligament.
Middle English allien from Old French alier from Latin alligāre to bind to alloy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Combination of adjectival suffix + adverbial suffix.
Diminutive of alabaster.
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