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Molly Pitcher carried water to wounded soldiers in the Revolutionary War.
-- Anonymous User  6/11/2005
Molly Weasley, the over-protective mother of Ron Weasley and major mother figure of Harry Potter, is a very famous bearer of this name in the Harry Potter books.
-- echo_of_the_past  6/21/2005
A noted bearer of this name was Margaret "Molly" Brown of the Titanic, although she was never known as "Molly" well after her death, and how she came to be known as "Molly" is dubious.
-- gaelruadh19  9/2/2005
My name is Molly and love my name. I used to think it was a bad name and I wanted to be named Cloe but now I have accepted my name.
-- Anonymous User  9/23/2005
My name is Molly and I dislike it because I feel that it lacks dignity (it is only barely a real name). If you are thinking about it as a name for your daughter, I suggest that you name her Mary or Margaret and call her Molly.
-- nomenphile  9/30/2005
Despite what was said above if you want your child to be Molly name her _Molly_. Naming her Mary or Margaret would mean she would eventually end up "Mare" or "Marg/Maggie" respectively.
-- laurenmichelle  10/20/2005
If you want your child (or yourself) to be called Molly, all you have to do is introduce her as Molly. Using Mary or Marguerite on a birth certificate doesn't matter - people won't call her by a new nickname if she already has one that she uses exclusively. I've even seen school enrollment papers filled out Mary "Molly" _____, so that a girl would be called Molly at school.
-- Sera M.  10/20/2006
Molly McIntire is the name of the World War II-era American Girl doll.
-- Anonymous User  10/7/2005
My name is Molly Ann King and I want to say I love my name and I have always known that I will keep it for ever.
-- mioki101  10/20/2005
Molly is my name and I like it very much. I was surprised though, that it is a pet form or Mary.
-- Anonymous User  11/26/2005
Molly is such a nice name! It's good for when you are a child, and it doesn't sound too juvenile when you get older.
-- eponine_pontmercy  11/29/2005
The Molly Maguires was an organization of miners fighting their oppressive working and living conditions in Pennsylvania around 1865 to 1875. They took the name from an Irish woman who led an anti-landlord organization in Ireland during the 1840's. The story was filmed in 1970, starring Sean Connery and Richard Harris.
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Molly Ringwald was a popular "brat pack" actress in the 80's.
I'm not a big Nirvana fan, but I do like their song "Molly's Lips".
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2005
Molly Bloom is a fictional character in the novel Ulysses by James Joyce.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
There is a rather famous woman from Maine who saved Hannibal Hamlin's (the vice president of A. Lincoln) life when he was a baby. Her name was Mary Agatha (she was baptized as a Catholic) and was also known as Marie Agathe. Her people's language didn't have the letter r, so they pronounced her name Mali Agat. The English settlers heard this and thought it was Molly Ockett. So she became known as Molly Ockett or Mollyockett.
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2005
Stupid, horrible name, it's common.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2006
Molly is my name and I like it very much - it's a gentle and lovely name. I would highly recommend it for your baby girl.
-- imamollydolly  1/12/2006
I don't really like the name, but it can be cute and it doesn't sound stupid if you are an older woman.
-- ladyknight  1/13/2006
My little girl's name, I love it. I'm English and over here we love older style names. Molly is pretty and is not an ugly name. I liked Molly because it is not too common here, not many Mollys where I live! And all the Mollys that I know are pretty and very clever! Gorgeous name.
-- sindy  1/13/2006
Molly is sweet and cute, but not formal enough to use as a stand alone name. Mary and Margarite are wonderful formal names and create a much more grown-up appearance on formal documents and in social situations.
-- Anonymous User  1/16/2006
I'm an adult Molly and I don't regard my name as not "grown up" enough - I have always liked it and I don't think I will stop.

And as said above, naming your child Mary or Margarite/Margurite would only ensure a nickname of Mare, Marg or Marge not Molly so if you want a daughter called Molly you name her Molly.
-- imamollydolly  1/25/2006
I have always loved that name, ever since I was a young'n. It's always been easy on the ears. It's simular to Holly but when you put that M in there it sounds so full of heart, it's short, sweet, cute, yet bold and strong. Truly a name that's all around beautiful. When I say it out loud, I can't help but to smile, and how a smooth shot of whiskey warms the body on a cold day, that intoxicating name warms my heart and soul.
-- biznobar  2/3/2006
I just love this name. It is very pretty and a name you can easily grow up with. Funny though, I read somewhere that it was an Irish variant form of Mary, not English. I guess you learn something new every day. I like the meaning of "wished for child" with Mary.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I absolutely love my name! I don't think it's too young sounding, plus what's wrong with staying a little younger forever? Who says that names have to be formal to be great names? Molly's easy to say, spell and remember. Plus, the Molly's I've met in my lifetime I could count on one hand. So it is not common. At least here. Plus, if I turn 40 and decide that Molly sounds childish, my parents gave me a great middle name as well--Colleen. I win both ways. ;)
-- guacamolly85  4/27/2006
My cat is named Molly. It sounds like a kid or pet's name, but I think it'd be strange for an adult.
-- Anonymous User  6/30/2006
Molly is my name and I really like it, but I used to absolutely HATE it, and wanted any other name! Now I like it.
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2006
Can also be used as a name in its own right.
-- Anonymous User  7/12/2006
My name is Molly and I didn't know it was a pet form of Mary, I thought it was an actual name. But anyways, I like it, even if others don't agree it's a real name.
-- Anonymous User  7/12/2006
In the Fisher-Price line of stuffed animals called Briarberries, there was an adorable bear named Mollyberry. She loved ballet, and had a baby sister named Baby Maggie. She also had a best friend named Berry Kate.
-- Anonymous User  7/21/2006
There is a song by Stephen Foster called, "Molly, Do You Love Me?"
-- DLB  8/30/2006
Molly has been on the top 1000 list since 1880. It was most used in the 1990's.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
This name is popular again, but this name for a child sounds like an old lady. EEW. Try Olivia or Allie next time.
-- Taydbug112  12/14/2006
Oh no! Icky old lady name? Olivia and Allie will sound like icky old lady names someday. I rather like this name. It's cute, yet not entirely childish. I like the vintage feel to it.
-- arrowhead909  1/24/2007
My name is Molly. I used to think it was a name only for little girls and grandmothers. Though I have seen it cropping up quite a bit in fiction, I've only ever met another Molly once. I have grown to like it.
-- Annabeau  2/14/2007
When I think of the name Molly, it reminds me of the American Girl doll from the World War II era.
-- flipflops5  3/3/2007
When I hear the name Molly I think of a girl who's whimsical, a dreamer, a little headstrong, and very loving and cute. I think it's a wonderful name -and one what would age relatively well, I think. I could see an adult woman with this name, although perhaps a double name, such as Molly Margeret, or Molly Elizabeth, to bring some grown-up sophistication to this name. But just call her Molly when she's young.
-- Georgia_kh  4/9/2007
Molly Gibson is the main character of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel "Wives and Daughters."
-- Anonymous User  4/16/2007
It is not a name to put on your PhD thesis.
-- Anonymous User  4/18/2007
A Molly is a kind of tropical fish.
-- nomenphile  4/19/2007
Molly is pretty and sweet - works on both child and adult.
-- imamollydolly  5/14/2007
I like Molly but not as an independent name. It doesn't really hold up well that way---I would say put Mary on the birth certificate and call her Molly even if you never call her Mary; besides, I'll bet a whole lot of us have a Mary in the family we can honour that way, it was the most popular English name for centuries.
-- Anonymous User  6/9/2007
Each time I hear this name, I think of the Incubus song, "Anna Molly".
-- aquaspirit96  10/9/2007
Actors Kate Magowan and John Simm have a daughter Molly Simm.
-- Maggie_Simpson  12/8/2007
In the Harry Potter series, Percy Weasley eventually has two daughters with a woman named Audrey, to be named Molly (in honor of his mother) and Lucy.
-- rory  12/31/2007
Molly Malone is a folk tale character in Ireland. She is a fishmonger like her mother and father.
-- Anonymous User  3/1/2008
I have no clue how people get "Molly" out of "Mary". They sound nothing alike other than the "M" at the beginning of the name. I know two Molly's, one Molly and one Mollie. No Marys. Mary/Molly makes no sense what-so-ever to me. Oh well. I still like this name, only not as a nickname for Mary.
-- Patricia Underwood  3/2/2008
It actually does to me - then again, that's probably because I'm a Linguistics major. Given a long period of time (a millennium, perhaps), it's entirely possible - and hence plausible - for the "a" in "Mary" (or rather, the sound it represents) to become deformed and pronounced as the "o" in "Molly". Likewise, "r"s can be deformed into "l"s. These changes might have been intentional in the case of the Mary-to-Molly transition, though, because people of the time were looking for affectionate ways to call girls named Mary (nicknaming's not a new phenomenon) - hence the intermediate forms of "Malle" and "Molle" (taken from the name's entry) came about, and evolved into the name that we now know as Molly.
-- seraphine_eternal  3/21/2012
Also, Molly is the name of a character in the Peter Pan series by Dave Berry. Peter and the Starcathcers, Peter and the Shadowtheives, and Peter and the Rundoon. They all involve a young girl named Molly Aster.
-- Patricia Underwood  3/2/2008
"Molly on the Shore" is a famous composition by Percy Grainger.
-- meganmichele  3/9/2008
Famous Bearer: Molly Malone. She was a fish monger. I do not know if she's real or not because some people say she's real and others say it's a legend. If you want to find the story on her, search for the song "Cockles And Mussles" .
-- Dianna475  3/25/2008
Also used in Ireland.
-- Dianna475  3/25/2008
There have been perfectly intelligent and respectable women called or named Molly, but it does sound quite cutesy. It's still far better than Dolly and Polly. It sounds more like a nickname, though.
-- slight night shiver  4/30/2008
Molly Carlson is one of the fictional Carlson septuplets.

http://www.skygawker.com/septuplets/
-- Patricia Underwood  6/5/2008
I had always heard it as a girls name, until last year when my science teacher was a man named Molly. He's Irish and evidently it's been the tradition to name the men in the family Molly for as long as they can remember. I thought this was interesting, and, personally, I think Molly is a very nice name, reminiscent of sweet girls with big blue or brown eyes.
Also, in the songs, "Good Golly Miss Molly" (Don't know who wrote it, famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival)
and "Across The Great Divide" (The Band).
-- MorganBonny  10/29/2008
Too cutesy for my taste - there are better names out there.
-- Anonymous User  10/31/2008
Someday when I do have children, if I have a girl I'm naming her Molly. I think it's a beautiful name! I like how it has a youthful charm, with a touch of class. If were to change my name, I would definitely pick that name!
-- xEMMUREx  12/31/2008
Molly isn't my name, but I like it. It's cute, classic, and a bit old-fashioned in a good way. I think it would continue to be fine for an adult woman-even to put on her PhD *dissertation*. And I agree, if you want your child to be called Molly, name her Molly. Whatever you want your child to be called, just give him or her that name to avoid confusion and be done with it.
-- faye  1/25/2009
I love this name! My name is Annabel and I was very close to being called Molly. When I have my daughter I want to call her Molly Annabel. In Ireland Molly is a pet form Mary, but also used a lot as a first name. It's a beautiful name, with a lovely freshness and brightness to it. It also has an element of fun to it and it's a name that will grow with the person.
-- Anonymous User  2/16/2009
My name is Amalia, but my nickname is Molly. All my friends from elementary school call me Molly, and so does my family and everyone I know from outside of school. All my middle school and high school friends call me Amalia, because when I started middle school, I was too lazy to tell the teachers to call me Molly. I love the name Molly, but like a lot of people, I don't like it very much by itself.
-- Amalia  2/23/2009
Isn't there/wasn't there a band called Flogging Molly?
-- Anonymous User  5/2/2009
Yes, there is a band called Flogging Molly. They play Celtic-influenced punk music.
-- emily  7/10/2009
This is a sweet and simple name, though I don't see it aging very well.
-- vomiting  6/16/2009
My name is Molly and we pronounce it like Mall-ee. Or Moll-ee. Depending on who's saying it. I love my name, because no one else my age has it, but little kids have it all over the place. But even if my name was popular, I'd still love it. :)
-- Molly Jade  7/9/2009
Molly Mahoney is one of the main character's in the movie & book, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, she's portrayed by Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman.
-- Lady_Skywalker  9/11/2009
There is a character named Molly on the comedy show Scrubs. She plays a slightly crazy psychologist.
-- Ino Aole  12/20/2009
My bulldog was named this. But, that's not to say it is a dog name. It's cute, but I don't think it ages well.
-- Aureliano  2/26/2010
'Molly' Meldrum famous Australian music and media identity, compeer of 'Countdown'.
-- Anton  3/9/2010
I really like the name Molly. I think it's a great name for a little girl and a mature woman. It's one of those names in my book that you just can't go wrong with. Love it! (:
-- --allison--  4/13/2010
The Beatles had a song called "Obladi Oblada" about a couple named Desmond and Molly Jones. Molly is the singer in a band.
-- breakofday  5/1/2010
Molly Shannon, a comedian and the creator of the character, "Mary Katherine Gallahger".
-- Black_X  7/4/2010
Molly is a beautiful name.
-- lilbabyblueblonde  12/7/2010
This is my grandmother's name, so if I ever get a daughter she would definitely be named Molly. It's suitable name for any ages, so I like it pretty much.
-- Maylie  12/12/2010
I don't like the o sound in this name.
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2010
A Molly House was 18th century slang for a homosexual meeting place - their equivalent of a gay bar. A Molly was a homosexual man who behaved effeminately or dressed in women's clothing.

A Molly dance is a type of English Morris dance, traditionally performed by out of work 19th century ploughboys. Generally at least one of the ploughboys would be dressed in women's clothing.

Molly is a slang term for the drug ecstasy.

Molly is the name of band's D.A.D.s's trademark cow skull.

Molly is the word for a female mule.
-- keepitreal  1/7/2011
My name is Molly, but it wasn't chosen as a derivative of Mary, but as an English version of the name Malke (Mal-kah).
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2011
Sorta cute, I guess.
-- Chrila96  1/24/2011
A bearer of this name is Molly Bish. She was only 16 when she was sadly abducted from her lifeguard duty at a pond in Massachusetts on June 27, 2000. Her remains were found three years later. She is also the namesake of the Molly Bish Foundation which helps spread the word of child safety.
-- Ryry1996  6/8/2011
Molly Moon is a young girl with supernatural powers, the main character of a series of books written by Georgia Bing, the first of them being "Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism".
-- Irangemi  6/25/2011
Molly O'Connell was the runner-up on America's Next Top Model, cycle 16.
-- xsai  6/26/2011
This is my cousin's name and I love it. I hate it when people use it for dogs, it completely ruins the beautiful feminine name that it is!
-- dizzydoll  7/17/2011
I think that Molly can also be spelled as Molli. I am using this spelling for a story I'm writing and I think it should be identified as an alternate spelling as well as others.
-- Giacobbe.Serperior  10/15/2011
In England it's generally pronounced Moll-ee.
-- ollyar  10/17/2011
Love this name. I disagree with it being too cutesy, plus, look at names like Kaylee and Baylee rising the charts. Makes Molly look really grown up. I think it will age well.
-- LittleSamGirl  11/9/2011
Molly Sims is an American actress and model.
-- Anonymous User  3/11/2012
A Molly is a pregnant cat.
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2012
In Ireland this name means a prostitute or a gang member's girlfriend. Please don't name your children this.
-- 555jazzy  7/20/2012
Molly Sims (born 1973 in Murray, Kentucky) is an American model and actress.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2012
Molly Caitlin Quinn (born 1993 in Texarkana, Texas) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2012
Molly Helen Shannon (born 1964 in Shaker Heights, Ohio) is an American actress and comedian.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2012
Molly Kathleen Ringwald (born 1968 in Roseville, California) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2012
I prefer Mollie.
-- SEC908  11/11/2012
BORING name *yawn*
-- kennedyismyname  3/2/2013
Boring name, according to someone named "Kennedy". I'll take your opinion with a grain of salt.
-- Anonymous User  3/16/2013
I love this name! It's adorable and classic. My second choice for a daughter is Margaret Olive, with the nickname Molly :)
-- Oohvintage  7/18/2013
This is a terrible name for a girl. Once she grows out of puberty she'll be stuck with a name that sounds undignified, and more suited to a low-class chambermaid or something.
-- jackitty  7/29/2013
This name is not 'low class' in any way! And it'll be fine when she's older-it can suit any age. Though I prefer it as a nickname, Molly sounds a lot more mature compared to names like Kaylee and Kayden. If you want to call a name low class and childish, do it to a name like those!
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2013
I do not like this name at all. I think it fits a doll or a dog.
-- quevenne  10/26/2013
This is MY name, so don't tell me I don't know what I'm talking about. I hate it. People always say it's such a cute name, but I don't want a cute name; I want a name with dignity. It sounds like a shopping mall, it sounds like mauling someone. I guess it's cute on a baby or dog, but don't use it for your daughter. Choose a better name, like Madeline or something, and just call her Molly when she's little, so she can outgrow it and have a decent name once wants one - I promise you, she will at some point. But don't use Margret as her full name, it's old-fashioned and ugly.
-- Anonymous User  11/10/2013
Its not a name. It's a NICKNAME. It has absolutely no dignity as a full name. I pity anyone whose parents would have chosen that as their full name. If you want a girl to be called Molly, name her Margaret, and then call her Molly and introduce her as Molly. Nothing wrong with it as a nickname. But no one will take you seriously with a full name like a scullery wench.
WHYWHYWHY would ANYONE do this to a child?
-- Anonymous User  1/20/2014
I'm a grown woman living in the U.S. with the given name of Margaret. Right after I was born, my Irish grandmother, also Margaret, told my mother to call me Molly and it stuck.

I'm the only Molly around (except at the dog park), nobody ever calls me Margaret, and there's never any confusion about the Margaret/Molly thing. Molly is a perfectly OK name, not pretentious, over-used or trendy. I have a short last name which sounds fine with Molly.

Also, I don't know any scullery wenches named Molly or otherwise.
-- MollyE  2/22/2014
I don't find the name that pretty, and for some reason, it reminds me of getting blisters on the mouth.
-- Hushpuppy  4/2/2014
I just love the name Molly for a girl. It's a classic!
-- hattie98  4/13/2014
I am a Molly and I love the name. I would never change it as I think it really suits me. Being a bit of a girly girl, the feminineness of Molly has always pleased me. However, I think Mollie is less so, but that may be just because the only Mollie I ever met was a tomboy and obsessed with ice hockey. It makes me sad that some people don't like Molly, but oh well! And I also think it is a fine standalone name, seeing as I was named for my great great aunt who also bore the same name. Another interesting thing is that my Hebrew name is Malcah Esther, meaning Queen Esther, so Molly (being close to Malcah) also kind of means queen.
-- AnonymousMolly  4/19/2014
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