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Subject: Meaning of Molly
Author: Miranda   (Authenticated as Randee15)
Date: October 15, 2003 at 9:13:26 PM
Reply to: Any Info? by Molly
First off, you could've simply typed your name into the search box on the main page of Behind the Name. And secondly, you should go to the other board for opinions on the name Molly.

MOLLY f English
Pronounced: MAWL-ee
Pet form of MARY

MARY f English, Biblical
Pronounced: MER-ee
Usual English form of Maria, which was the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Mariam or Maria (the spellings are interchangeable), which were from the Hebrew name Miriam. The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love". This is the name of several New Testament characters, most importantly Mary the virgin mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene. Two queens of England have had this name, as well as a Queen of Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots.


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