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Meaning of Molly

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The name Molly has the following meaning:

Star of the sea. Derived from Mary.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Molly is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 103 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Molly rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 12 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 92 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Molly in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Molly is pronounced as mol-lee


Molly originates from the Irish language.

See other suggested Irish girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Molly and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Molly: Boys - Doran, Driscoll, Finnegan, Gannon, Nevan, Girls - Aileen, Arely, Ashlyn, Biddie, Breana, Breanna, Bria, Brianna, Bridget, Brielle, Brynn, Both genders - Brady, Brian, Cody, Darby, Ennis, Gale


Popular Variants for the name Molly:


Common nicknames for the name Molly are: Mollie


We think the name Molly should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Molly to be: Kind and down to earth lady

In one word, you might describe Molly as a(n) "kind" person.

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Faces of



Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Molly (or its variants) are:

Molly Helen Shannon, born on 16 September , a famous actress. Molly Helen Shannon's background: An Emmy-nominated American actress and writer.

Molly Kathleen Ringwald, born on 16 February, a famous actress. Molly Kathleen Ringwald's background: An American actress, singer and dancer. She became popular with teenage audiences in the 1980s, as a result of her starring roles in the John Hughes movies Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink.

Molly Ivins, born on 30 August, a famous columnist. Molly Ivins's background: A populist American newspaper columnist, political commentator, and best-selling author from Austin, Texas.
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