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Gender: female
Pronunciation: MOL-lee, MAH-lee
Meaning: variation of Mary, bitter
Related Names: Maili, Mallie, Mally, Mary, Melly, Millie, Moll, Mollee, Molley, Molli, Molliane, Mollie, Pollie, Polly

Length: 5 Gender: {{#if female



Rank in 2000s: 103


Name: molly Origin: Hebrew,, Meaning (no case): variation of mary, bitter

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The name Molly has been in use since the Middle ages as a pet name for Mary, though it is now also used independently. [1]

First used by the Irish, the nickname Molly was originally spelled “Mally.” The Irish connection to the name has continued, perhaps due in part to the Irish song Molly Malone and the secret workingman's society, called the “Molly MacGuires,” seem to make the name's Irish connection a lasting feature. [1]


Molly has slowly yet steadily increased in popularity. According to the Social Security Administration, Molly has ranked within the top 500 names for the past 100 years. Over the past 20 years, Molly has ranked within the top 100 names or come very close.

  • 2006: Rank = 105
  • 2005: Rank = 97
  • 2004: Rank = 97
  • 2003: Rank = 100
  • 2002: Rank = 107
  • 2001: Rank = 91
  • 2000: Rank = 95
  • 1999: Rank = 102
  • 1998: Rank = 108
  • 1997: Rank = 98
  • 1996: Rank= 99
  • 1995: Rank= 99
  • 1990: Rank = 80
  • 1980: Rank = 133
  • 1970: Rank = 258
  • 1960: Rank = 361
  • 1950: Rank = 324
  • 1940: Rank = 348
  • 1930: Rank = 362
  • 1920: Rank = 427
  • 1910: Rank = 316
  • 1900: Rank = 411 [1]


  • In the past, the word “moll” was used to refer to a prostitute or a gangster’s girlfriend. [1]
  • The song Molly Malone (also called Cockles and Mussels) is so popular in Ireland that some consider it to be an unofficial national anthem. [1]
  • A molly is a female mule.[1]
  • Molly is another name for Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or Ecstasy. [1]
  • A molly (Poecilia latipinna) is a live-bearing tropical fish. [1]


  • Good Golly, Miss Molly – 1956 hit rock ‘n’ roll song first recorded by Little Richard
  • Take a Look at Molly – song by Hazel and Lee Lockwood
  • Molly McConnell – character on the television show Canterbury’s Law
  • Molly Blane – character on the television show The Unit
  • Molly Clock – character on the television sitcom Scrubs
  • Molly Hudson – character on the television show Ed
  • Molly the Mailwoman – character on Sesame Street
  • Molly BloomLeopold’s wife in the novel Ulysses by James Joyce
  • Molly Weasley – mother and member of the Weasley family in the Harry Potter series
  • Molly – one of the American girls from the American Girls book series
  • Molly Brevin – character in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares


  • Molly Ringwald (b. 1968) – American actress, singer, and dancer
  • Molly Shannon (b. 1964) – American actress, comedienne, and cast member on Saturday Night Live
  • Molly O’Day (1911-1998) – American film actress. Original name: Suzanne Dobson Noonan
  • Mollie Hardwick (1915-2003) – English author



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Author: Samantha Bell

Facts about MollyRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 5  +
Meaning variation of Mary, bitter  +
Meaningnc variation of mary, bitter  +
Name molly  +
Origin Hebrew  +
Popularity 2  +
Pronunciation MOL-lee, MAH-lee  +
Rank in 2000s 103  +
Related Maili  +, Mallie  +, Mally  +, Mary  +, Melly  +, Millie  +, Moll  +, Mollee  +, Molley  +, Molli  +, Molliane  +, Mollie  +, Pollie  +, and Polly  +
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