|Subject:||Re: Origin of "Molly, Mali, Moli, Molli", etc.|
|Author:||Imogen (guest, 220.127.116.11)|
|Date:||June 4, 2005 at 3:33:05 PM|
|Reply to:||Origin of "Molly, Mali, Moli, Molli", etc. by Molly Nudo|
The only times I've ever come across it is as a diminutive for a host of names... although I do also have several friends who were given it as their full name. A great great aunt of mine who recently died at over 90 was known as Molly although her real name was Mary Maude. I've seen it used as a diminutive for Margaret as well, but as far as I know it's the diminutive of Mary.
This is all that I know about it, but I'd be interested to know if it does have roots in Sanskrit.
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