Dilly is a name that is generally used for baby girls. The meaning of Dilly is 'a little comical and light'. The name Dilly is a variant of the name 'Dylan,' which means 'sea,' or 'Dylif,' which means 'flood.' The name Dilly was brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066. In Dorset, the Dilly family resided. However, the origin of their name is Tilley, Normandy. This is where the family lived before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Some of the family stayed in Normandy, while most traveled to England. Haymon de Tellia, recorded in Normandy in the year 960, was one of the first occurrences of the name there. The earliest use of the surname Dilly was in the county of Dorset, where they had a home at Mersewood. Welsh author Dylan Thomas became famous for his play 'Under Milk Wood' in 1954. Famous actress Erin Dilly was born in 1972. Dilly Duka plays soccer for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the American men's under-23 national team.