Meaning:To chatter; Descendant of the speckled chief
Lally is a gender-neutral name with a notable affable quality. Flowing easily from the tongue, it's no wonder Lally is often considered a variation of the Greek name Lalage, meaning "to chatter." However, Lally finds true roots in the Old Gaelic surname O' Maolalaidh, later angelized to Mullally, which means "descendent of the speckled chief." Thought to emerge from the tribal city of Galway, Lullally—and its shorthand Lally—still holds firm in Irish circles as a surname for sports stars and actors alike.
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