MOLLY
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MAHL-ee   [key]
Meaning & History
Diminutive of MARY. It developed from Malle and Molle, other medieval diminutives. James Joyce used this name in his novel 'Ulysses' (1920), where it belongs to Molly Bloom, the wife of the main character.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Mollie, Pollie, Polly
OTHER LANGUAGES: Mariam, Maryam (Arabic), Mariam (Armenian), Maria, Miren, Maia (Basque), Maryia (Belarusian), Mary, Miriam (Biblical), Maria, Mariam (Biblical Greek), Miriam (Biblical Hebrew), Maria (Biblical Latin), Mari (Breton), Mariya (Bulgarian), Maria, Mariona (Catalan), Maria (Corsican), Marija (Croatian), Marie, Madlenka, Maja, Marika (Czech), Mari, Maria, Marie, Maiken, Maja, Majken, Marianne, Mia (Danish), Maria, Marja, Marjo, Mirjam, Maaike, Manon, Marianne, Marieke, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marijse, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Marjan, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria (Dutch), Maarja, Mari, Mirjam, Maarika, Marika (Estonian), Maaria, Maria, Marja, Marjaana, Marjo, Mirjam, Mirjami, Maarika, Maija, Mari, Marianne, Marika, Marita, Maritta, Marjatta, Marjukka, Marjut (Finnish), Marie, Myriam, Manon, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise (French), Maria, Maike, Mareike (Frisian), María (Galician), Mariam, Mariami, Meri (Georgian), Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mirjam, Maja, Mareike, Marianne, Mariele, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mitzi, Ria (German), Maria (Greek), Malia, Mele (Hawaiian), Miriam (Hebrew), Mária, Mara, Mari, Marica, Marika, Mariska (Hungarian), María, Mæja (Icelandic), Máire, Mallaidh, Maura, Moira, Mairenn, Máirín (Irish), Maria, Mariella, Marietta, Mimi (Italian), Marija (Latvian), Marija (Lithuanian), Marija (Macedonian), Moirrey, Voirrey (Manx), Mere (Maori), Molle, Malle (Medieval English), Mari, Maria, Marie, Maiken, Maja, Marianne, Mia (Norwegian), Maria (Occitan), Maryam (Persian), Maria (Polish), Maria, Mariazinha (Portuguese), Maria (Romanian), Mariya, Marya, Maryana (Russian), Márjá (Sami), Màiri, Maura, Moira (Scottish), Marija (Serbian), Mária (Slovak), Marija, Mirjam (Slovene), María, Marita (Spanish), Maritza (Spanish (Latin American)), Mari, Maria, Marie, Maja, Majken, Marianne, Mia, My (Swedish), Meryem (Turkish), Mariya (Ukrainian), Meryem (Uyghur), Mair, Mari, Mairwen (Welsh)
Popularity
United States  ranked #102 
England/Wales  ranked #39 
Canada (BC)  - 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #61 
Ireland  ranked #27 
New Zealand  ranked #58 
Northern Ireland  ranked #25 
Scotland  ranked #45 
Sweden  ranked #15