Molly Name Meaning & Origin

Molly

Pronunciation: MAH-lee (key)

Origin of the name Molly:

Originally a pet form of Mary, Molly is now bestowed as an independent given name in its own right.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Mary, Mollie, Polly

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Nicknames for Molly

MollyGirl
M
Moll, Molls, Molz
Mollster/Mollister
Mollificant
Moll Doll
Moo (Molly Moo)
TaMolly (Tamale)
Molliwog
Molligator
Molecule
Molly Mouse
Molligale
Molz
Mollipop
Moemoe
Molly Dolly
Moller Dollar
GuacaMolly
Mollybdenum (If she likes science)
Miss Molly-all of my friends calls her that first time they meet her, without even knowing that other people call her that
Kaila
My daughter's nickname is Balls but she's a softball pitcher. Lovely.

My school librarian calls me Mollywood

Little Miss Molly (when she was little).

I know one Molly that only responds to "Lightning Molly"
Fluffy

MoJo (If her middle name is Jo or similar)
Moby
Baby Mo
MollsBalls
Mollywog

Meanings and history of the name Molly

The name Molly was traditionally brought to life as a persons name by Mother Catherine and Father Francis in the 19th Century.
Molly was traditionally a nickname for Mary - back when every other girl was named Mary.

Famous real-life people named Molly

Molly Ringwald, American actress
Molly Quinn, American actress
Molly Shannon, American actress
Mollie Birney, daughter of Meredith Baxter and David Birney, and twin sister of Peter Birney
Molly Sanden,Swedish singer
Molly June Benioff (b. 2010), daughter of American actress and writer Amanda Peet

Molly in song, story & screen

Song "Molly Darling"
Molly is a screen name in the film - Happy Days. It was directed by Alan Saunders in the early 1950's. She was a ginger, long haired, freckled geek with no personality.
Molly Weasley - matriarch of the Weasley family and husband of Arthur Weasley in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series.
Molly Weasley, daughter of Percy and Audrey Weasley in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series.
Molly Gibson - heroine of the novel Wives And Daughters (character's given name was Mary; Molly is the traditional nickname.)
Molly Millions - Razorgirl assassin in William Gibson's Neuromancer.
Molly McIntire-American Girl doll and heroine of the "Molly" series of books
There is a band called the Molly McGuires.
Flogging Molly, an Irish American Celtic punk band
Molly, a character from anime series, Sonic X
Molly, Big Comfy Couch
The Unsinkable Molly Brown - movie and real life heroine
"Molly" a song by Mindless Self Indulgence
Molly Hooper, a character in the Sherlock Holmes series
Molly Garfunckle, from the TV show 'How to Rock'

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