Molly - girls name

Molly name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Molly name meaning:

The name Molly is of Hebrew origin and has several meanings. One interpretation is that it is a diminutive form of the name Mary, which means "bitter" or "wished-for child." Another possible meaning of Molly is "star of the sea," as it is derived from the Hebrew name Miriam, which is associated with the sea in biblical stories. Molly can also be seen as a variant of the Irish name Mairead, which means "pearl."

In popular culture, the name Molly has often been associated with a sense of youthful innocence, purity, and charm. It has been used to portray characters who are sweet, kind-hearted, and full of life. The name Molly has a timeless appeal and is often chosen for its simplicity and classic sound. Overall, the name Molly carries meanings that are both meaningful and beautiful, making it a popular choice for parents looking for a name that embodies qualities of strength, grace, and beauty.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Mary. The perfect one.


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Related names

Mary , Mair , Maira , Maire, Mamie, Manon , Mari , Maria , Mariam , Mariana , Marianda, Mariann, Marie , Mariel , Marien, Marietta , Marjon, Maryam , Maryan , Mayra , Mele, Mere, Mitzi, Moll, Molli, Mollie , Molly , Moyra, Poll, Marya

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Overall UK ranking: 73 out of 5581

729 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (37)
  • England (73)
  • Wales (74)

Historical popularity of Molly

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