Molly meaning

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Molly Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \mawl-ee\
Number of People 👶 167,000
Rate in 2021 410
Numerology 🔢 5
Name origin 🌍 Irish
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Molly Name Meaning

Just like Mollie, Molly is the pet version of Mary. Although this name is popular regardless of "Mary". Originally, different variations of this name all come from the Hebrew name "Miriam". Miriam is mentioned in Exodus as the sister of Moses and Aaron. As for the roots of the Hebrew Miriam, we believe that it has come from the ancient Egyptian "mummy In this theory "may" means beloved. The reason why believe that this word is the origin of Mary is because in the Bible Miriam and her family were born in Egyptian captivity.

In another theory, Miriam has been connected to the Hebrew word "mara" which means "rebellious". This might be because of Miriam's slight rebellion against her brothers. In medieval England, many different versions of this name appeared which ultimately resulted in names such as Molly and Mollie. Molly is very popular in countries such as Sweden, Ireland, England, and United States.

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Additional name description Molly
Additional name description Molly

Here are some famous people named Molly:

Molly Ringwald (actress)
Molly Shannon (actress)
Molly Sims (actress/model)

What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name her Molly?

This name belongs to someone who loves freedom. Everything about your love and change and adventure is unconventional. You are curious and you always try to know the purpose of things. Multi-tasking comes naturally to you.

You want to take care of the people that you love. Family values and traditions are very important to you. You do not hesitate in sacrificing yourself for the sake of others. You are great at giving advice. You can be shy about showing your artistic side. People value the love that you give them.

You won’t stop until you finish your task. You are a high-energy worker! You fit well in a structured workplace. It makes you feel secure and financially stable. You have a sensible and practical attitude toward life.

How do people react to you?

People think that you are a strong person. Your raw power can either intimidate other people or show them that you are confident. It takes a little bit of persuasion to include you in worthy causes. You can be egocentric. Even when you are not, sometimes people tend to think that you are wealthy.

People generally view this name as natural, wholesome, and simple.

Lucky colors: Light gray, light shades of nearly any other color

Lucky day(s): Tuesday


Molly was not very successful in the first half of the 20th century. It was in 1980s that this name gained significant attention and its popularity rose suddenly. In 1987, Molly finally made it to the top 100 most popular female names in the U.S. This popularity has continued since then and nowadays Molly is still among the top 100 most popular female names in the U.S. Regardless of this popularity, Molly still doesn't feel like a name that has been overused

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Comments on the name Molly
01/14/2024 00:00:00

Molly Jo you are wrong beacause I know 2 people with my name in my clas alone but spelt Mollie. Molly does rock though, i'm just glad my parents didn't christion me Margaret because Molly is short for Margaret. My anishals are MMAM. Lots of M's!

01/14/2024 00:00:00

Molly is an awesome name! I don't know anyone w/ my name!

09/07/2023 19:34:44

Molly is a splendiferous, most marvelous name. It just happens to belong to the sweetest, smartest, cutest, and most talented artist, actress, athlete and goddaughter ever. For those of you considering naming your baby 'Molly,' I say Go For It!!!

12/26/2022 02:53:06

I've always loved the name Molly. I don't think it should mean "bitter" because it's actually beautiful. If I have a baby girl I'm naming her Molly. All I need is a second name. Any ideas❤️

10/25/2022 04:23:42

I am not bitter! Lol. i dont think... but i love my name... it is awesome and pretty and i wouldnt EVER change it...

09/14/2022 14:26:50

My name is Amy and I had a little girl on October 21st, 2009. I named her Molly Joy, in honor of my Grandpa's favorite aunt and also my favorite aunt. It's a cute name and one that you don't hear of often. Hi to all other Molly's out there.

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Molly FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Molly?
The origin of the name Molly is Irish.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Molly?
Star Of The Sea
*️⃣ How many people are named Molly?
Almost 167000 people are named Molly.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Molly?
The names of Naman, Newman, Namon