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Molly Meaning


What does Molly mean?

The name Molly is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Molly is "bitter".

Molly is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Mo-lly.

The Given Name Molly

Molly is a form of Mary. See Mary for further details.

Sweet and luminous, it is a name considered by many parents.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Molly remains a favorite due to its refined and valiant nature.

Molly falls into the song name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Molly Bloom, Molly Ringwald, and Molly Weasley.

Molly Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 158 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,790 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 166 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,825 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Molly Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Molly has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Molly to other names.

Molly Related Names

Molly is a form of Mary.

Variants of the name Molly include Mollie.

The names Mallaidh, Poll, Polly are all forms of Molly.

Molly has the diminutive (nickname) Moll.

Famous Mollys

  • Molly Bloom ~ Ulysses character
  • Molly Ringwald ~ Actress
  • Molly Weasley ~ Harry Potter character

Molly Numerology

What will your new littleMolly be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Molly are often humble and immaculate but most of all they are read more >>

Molly Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Molly in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Molly.

Just for fun, see the name Molly in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Molly in Nautical Flags page.