Between 1999 and 2018 there were 1 birth of Only in the countries below, which represents an average of 0 birth of children bearing the first name Only per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 0 birth.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Only   
In Italiano Nome Only   

Information about the first name Only

The first name Only has been assigned to:
0.00% to boys
100.00% to girls
The country where the first name Only is the most common is:
IT Italy
This first name is on trend: Female
This first name has 4 letters including 2 vowels and 2 consonants

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Only in sign language

Only in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Only

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English oonly, onli, onlych, onelich, anely, from Old English ānlīċ, ǣnlīċ (“like; similar; equal”), from Proto-Germanic *ainalīkaz, equivalent to one +‎ -ly. Cognate with obsolete Dutch eenlijk, German ähnlich (“similar”), Old Norse álíkr, Swedish enlig (“unified”). Regarding the different phonological development of only and one, see the note in one.
Adjective src :
  • only (not comparable)
  • Alone in a category.
  • Singularly superior; the best.
  • Without sibling; without a sibling of the same gender.
  • 1949, Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Cheaper by the Dozen, dedication:
  • To DAD ¶ who only reared twelve children ¶ and ¶ To MOTHER ¶ who reared twelve only children
  • (obsolete) Mere.
Alternative forms src :
  • onely (obsolete)
  • onlie (obsolete)
Anagrams src :
  • Lyon, lyon, noyl, ynol
Noun src :
  • only (plural onlys or onlies)
  • An only child.
  • 2013, Sybil L. Hart, Maria Legerstee, Handbook of Jealousy
  • The consistent finding […] that infants who are onlies do not differ from those who have siblings despite their lesser history of exposure to differential treatment is perplexing.
Pronunciation src :
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈəʊ
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊn.lɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈoʊ
  • Hyphenation: on‧ly
Adjective (Synonyms) src :
  • (alone in a category): sole, lone; see also Thesaurus:sole
  • (singularly superior): peerless, unequaled, nonpareil
Adverb (Derived terms) src :
  • if and only if
  • only if
  • if only
  • only to
Adverb (Synonyms) src :
  • (without others): See also Thesaurus:solely
  • (no more than): See also Thesaurus:merely
  • (as recently as):
  • (above all others):

Popularity of the name Only

Number of ONLY births per year

Total births of Only by country

Births with the first name Only
1999 - 2018

Comments on the name Only

Personalities with the first name Only

There is 0 personality with the first name Only

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Only

There are 0 actor and actress with the first name Only

Rankings of first name ONLY by country

Country ranking (boys)
No ranking of first name ONLY (male) births over the last year available in each country
Country ranking (girls)
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