Molly name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Molly mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Molly

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Molly is of Jewish origin and means "(It most commonly means 'sea of bitterness', 'star of the sea', or 'rebelliousness/rebellion'".
  2. According to a user from Australia, the name Molly is of Irish origin and means "Diminutive of the Hebrew name Mary and means sea of bitterness, star of the sea or rebelliousness".
  3. 8 submissions from the United States and Cayman Islands agree the name Molly means "Star of the sea" and is of Irish origin.
  4. A submission from Oklahoma, U.S. says the name Molly means "Lucky sea star".
  5. A user from Illinois, U.S. says the name Molly means "Of the sea".
  6. According to a user from Massachusetts, U.S., the name Molly is of Irish origin and means "Luck of the sea".
  7. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Molly means "Oceans star".
  8. According to 2 people from the United Kingdom and the United States, the name Molly is of English origin and means "Gift of God".
  9. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Molly means "God's gift".
  10. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Molly means "Gift from good savior" and is of American origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mol"ly
Same as Mollemoke.
noun Mol"ly
A pet or colloquial name for Mary.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Popular aquarium fish

From Moll, diminutive lambdacism of Mary +‎ -y.

  1. A diminutive of Mary or, less often, .
  2. A female given name from Hebrew.
  3. (Canada, US) The crystalline or powdered form of MDMA.
  4. (historical) A Molly Maguire.

Molly was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

Notable Persons Named Molly

Notable Persons Named Molly

Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald is an actress, singer, dancer, and writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1977 to present. Molly was given the name Molly Kathleen Ringwald on February 18th, 1968 in Roseville, California, United States.

Molly Parker

Molly Parker is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to 1991. Molly was born on June 30th, 1972 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

Molly Ephraim

Molly Ephraim is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Molly was born on May 22nd, 1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Molly Qerim

Molly Qerim is a sports commentator and sports anchor. Molly was born on March 31st, 1985 in New Haven, Connecticut.

Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon is a comedian. Molly was given the name Molly Helen Shannon on September 16th, 1964 in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Molly Quinn

Molly Quinn is an actress and voice actress. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Molly was given the name Molly Caitlyn Quinn on October 8th, 1993 in Texarkana, Texas, U.S. Molly is also known as Molly C. Quinn, Quinn, and Molly Caitlyn.

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    Music Critic
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    Independent Musician

Notable Persons With the Last Name Molly

Notable Persons With the Last Name Molly


Molly is a comics character.

Boban and Molly

Boban and Molly is a comics character.

Milly Scott

Milly Scott is a pop music singing. Milly was given the name Marion Henriette Louise Molly on December 29th, 1933.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Molly U.S.
  White 75.41% 64.26%
  African American 14.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Molly

People with the last name Molly are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Molly

  • What name lists does Molly rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Molly? Molly is the 439th most popular name of all time. As a last name Molly was the 98,982nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Molly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 167,223 babies born with the first name Molly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Molly to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Molly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Molly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Molly is Friday, March 5th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Molly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Molly was in 1991 with a total of 4,651 babies. That's a lot of babies named Molly!
  • Random Molly Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Molly ranks 16th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 20 babies in Vermont have the same name in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Molly: The name spelled backwards is Yllom. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ylolm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Molly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 183 people with the last name Molly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Molly? Molly is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Molly name meaning

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