Dolly Name Meaning & Origin

Dolly

Pronunciation: DAHL-ee (key)

Origin of the name Dolly:

Pet form of Dorothy (gift of God) and Delores (sorrows), Dolly is now commonly bestowed as an independent given name.

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Comments and insights on the name Dolly: | Edit

Has the same letters as Lloyd

Oh for pete's sake what's with all this anagram crap!

Bring BABY NAME REVIEWS back! That was a better website than this!

Personal experiences with the name Dolly: | Edit

She'll likely be given a LOT of dolls. It's up to her to decide whether that's a good thing or not :)

Nicknames for Dolly: | Edit

Doll, Dolly Olly Oxen Free, Helllloooo Dolly!, Pardon me Ms. Parton (Dolly Parton)

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Famous real-life people named Dolly: | Edit

Dolley Madison, First Lady and wife of James Madison
Dolly Parton, American country singer
Dolly Rebecca Rose O'Connell (b. 2009), daughter of American actress Rebecca Romijn and American actor Jerry O'Connell

Dolly in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dolly Levi, heroine of the musical "Hello, Dolly!"
Dolly, only daughter in "The Family Circus" comic strip by Bil Keane

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