The meaning, origin, popularity, similar names, and other details about the girl name Molly

Meanings & Origins of Molly

What does Molly mean? What is the origin?

Origin English
Meaning Bitter
Origin Hebrew
Meaning Bitter
Origin Irish
Meaning Molly \m(ol)-ly\ as a girl's name is pronounced MAH-lee. It is of Irish origin. Ppet form of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". In use since the late Middle Ages. In the past, "moll" had meant a prostitue or a gangster's girlfriend, making the use of this name uncommon. Now revived in popular usage, also possibly due to actress Molly Ringwald. Author Mollie Hardwick.

Molly has 5 variant forms: Moll, Mollee, Molley, Molli and Mollie.

For more information, see also the related name Polly.

Baby names that sound like Molly are Milly, Melly and Mally.

More Details About Molly

How popular is Molly? Any other details?

Popularity of Molly There were 1790 US births last year.
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Names Similar To Molly

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Molly is a girl name.
Molly starts with M
Molly is 5 letters long

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