Polly Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Polly:
Variant of Molly, which is a pet form of Mary. It is unclear how or why the changing of the M to a P came about, as it is with Meggy and Peggy. Some believe it to have been a simple case of Polly serving as a rhyming variant.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!
Sister & Brother Names
Know a Polly? What are her siblings named?
Name Lists Featuring Polly
Contribute your knowledge to the name Polly
- Comments and insights on the name Polly: | Edit
Polly want a cracker?
Polly put the kettle on...
Miss Polly had a Dolly...
"Poll Parrot, Poll Parrot, the shoes you want to buy! They make your feet run faster, as fast as Poll can fly!"
- Personal experiences with the name Polly: | Edit
Polly is my niece's name. Her brother is named John, and her sisters names are Francesca ("Franny"), Brigid, and Coleen. She always gets compliments on her name since it is so uncommon and she is so young. She is bright, silly, and outgoing, which matches her name perfectly.
My name is Polly! I love my name, because it is unusual enough for people to be a little surprised when they first learn what I am called, but it is well known enough to not be that unusual!
Isn't Polly a nickname for Mary?
- Nicknames for Polly: | Edit
Pookie, Pops, Pop, Pol, Polette, Polygon, Polly Dolly, Polly Wolly Doo Daa, P dawg
- Meanings and history of the name Polly: | Edit
- Share what you know!
- Famous real-life people named Polly: | Edit
Polly Bergen, American actress
Polly Jean (PJ) Harvey, singer
Polly Draper, American actress best known for her role as Ellyn in "thirtysomething"
Polly Toynbee, English journalist
Polly Holliday, American actress best known for her role as Flo in the TV series "Alice"
The beautiful Polly Klaas
Polly Walker-British actress
- Polly in song, story & screen: | Edit
Polly Pepper, eldest daughter in the "Five Little Peppers" series by Margaret Sidney
Polly Peacham, character in Berthold Brecht's "Threepenny Opera"
"Along Came Polly," 2004 film starring Jennifer Aniston in the title role
Pauline (Polly) Fossil is a character in the book "Ballet Shoes" by children's author Noel Streatfeild.
"Polly," a song by the grunge band Nirvana
Aunt Polly, from "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
Aunt Polly, character in the classic children's book "Pollyanna"
"Polly," movie starring Keisha Knight Pulliam based on the book "Pollyanna"
Polly Harper, character in "Orange Is the New Black"
Polly Pocket, a line of toys and dolls
Polly Ingalls, from "The Little House" series
Polly Merriman from the American Girl "Felicity" books