Name: Molly

Origin and Meaning of the Name Molly

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, maybe bitter
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Pet form of Mary
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (MOL lee)
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Miscellaneous Info for Molly

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Pet form of Mary used independently.

    The song 'Molly Malone' or 'Cockles and Mussels' is popular in Ireland, where it is considered to be an unofficial Irish national anthem.

    Famous bearers include actresses Molly Ringwald, and Molly Shannon.

Similar Names to Molly for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Molly (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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