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-1
"Polly want a cracker?" Don't like it!
― Anonymous User  4/20/2021
1
It is a little cute, but I like Molly a little more.
MythicalCreature  4/16/2021
1
I adore this name and find it to be gentle, personable and sweet. I also prefer how it's said in England to America where the Po seems to rhyme with the Da in Dahlia.
LeonineLucy  2/16/2021
-4
Your quadruplets could be named... Polly, Molly, Holly, Dolly
Your twins of your quadruplets could be named... Polleigh, Molleigh, Holleigh / Holy, Dolleigh.
And your other kids could be named... Milly, Silly, Willy
And the twins of your other kids could be named... Milleigh, Silleigh, Willeigh.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2021
-4
Too flimsy. I like Pollyanna best.
noisynora  1/16/2021
0
Sounds a little bit too dry. Not of my favorites. Name not bad, just, really nothing much interesting about it. Just a simple name.
DeeDeeRee  1/15/2021
2
Medieval variant of Molly.
mina_sakura  12/14/2020
0
All I can think of is a doll. It gives me the association of a girly girl all dressed in pink. And the P sounds a bit harsh too. Molly is much better. But I guess this version is alright.
― Anonymous User  11/27/2020
1
Molly is a much better name than this.
PickleJuice  8/30/2020
1
Polly is also commonly used as a diminutive of Paula, Pauline, and Paulina.
glacier_bear_82  8/25/2020
2
Longer names for Polly could be Penelope, Leopolda, Leopoldine and Leopoldina.
Lumi  6/21/2020
-18
I prefer it spelt Polleigh. It just looks better and is more unique.
KarenB  4/26/2020
-5
Kinda reminds me of chicken for some reason. I don't really like it, I guess. I prefer Molly.
someone-  3/9/2020
2
The doll named Polly Pocket.
NancyNames  1/23/2020
1
I first heard of this name when I was extremely young and I saw Barbie dolls in the street. I don’t know.. it gives me that excessively girly vibe. Not too into it.
nylonpanda  11/28/2019
-4
Too bland-sounding.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2019
6
Sounds like a sweet and friendly name.
thatdangcat  10/14/2019
5
I actually really like this name, and somewhat better than Molly. It can age well.
picajay  9/22/2019
4
I love this name. I think it’s very cute. However, I agree it doesn’t age well. I might be biased because one of my favorite book characters is named Polly. Sweet character, sweet name.
Theatrenamelover  4/20/2019
1
In 2018, 46 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Polly* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 345th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
6
I like this name. I do think of Polly Pockets when I hear it. That's not a bad association though.
Luvbug86  9/27/2018
-10
“Polly want a cracker”! So unattractive and child-like.
Curious me  9/8/2018
-10
Hahaha! It reminds me of a parrot croaking, "Polly want a cracker! Polly want a cracker!" I can't take this name seriously.
kayisforkeen  8/24/2018
0
My first name is Polly, and I hate it. Everyone calls me Coco, which is my middle name. My parents would NEVER call me Polly, they never have.
― Anonymous User  2/4/2018
-5
Oh dear, it’s not good. Polly looks & sounds silly, I’m sorry!
ItsDeleceNotDallas  11/29/2017
1
Polly is the name of Betty Cooper's older sister in 'Archie'.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2017
2
Can be used as a nickname for Pauline.
DundiculutNicholas  3/6/2017
5
Polly is a cute name that makes me think of little girls and old women. For some reason it makes me think of someone affectionate and sweet. I think it works both as a nickname and as a name on its own.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2016
1
Polly seems more linked with Pauline than Mary. Tradition and etymology are different sometime.
Jake Fax  7/17/2016
1
Polly is also a diminuative of Pauline or Paulette.
Susyhome  6/24/2016
1
The name Polly was given to 50 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
5
L O V E this name! Our third daughter & baby girl is called Polly and we have received so much gorgeous feedback on her name.
SassyB  5/26/2016
3
Even if unrelated, it can be used as a nickname for Pauline, Paulina & Paulette.
Sabertooth  10/18/2015
3
For some reason I really love this name. It's so sweet and uncommon nowadays.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2015
2
Polly is written as پولی in Persian and Urdu.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2015
2
Polly is a lovely, cute, sweet and gorgeous name for a girl.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2014
1
The name Polly was given to 44 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
1
Bearers of the name "Polly" which deserve mention...
*Polly of a series of books by Emma C. Dowd from the 1900s about a girl named Polly, an orphan who was adopted by the doctor who cared for her on her trip to the hospital after an accident.

*Polly Pepper of the "Five Little Peppers" books by Margaret Sydney [her given name was Mary but she was never called that]

*Polly Milton of Louisa May Alcott's "An Old Fashioned Girl"

*And of course Sweet Polly Purebred, Underdog's girlfriend on the Underdog superhero shows-- Who can forget her?
anoldfashionedgirl  3/12/2013
1
This has always seemed old-fashioned to me.
Joy12  5/23/2011
1
I rather like this unusual name, maybe because I am a PJ Harvey fan! I think Polly Jean sounds better than just Polly though. Interesting to think that 'Polly Jean' is a variant of 'Mary Jane', the latter sounds very old fashioned girly-girl to me, whilst the former sounds a lot cooler!
claredelalune  5/3/2010
1
There is the nursery rhyme Polly Put the Kettle On.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2010
1
Besides being a variant of Molly, I have a co-worker with this name. It is a nickname for her actual name Palmira.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2010
1
Polly was a charcter in the Charlotte Bronte novel Vilette. She was a little girl that the main character Lucy Snowe knew as a child and later met as an adult. Polly was a pet name her father gave her, though it was short for Paulina.
britto08  1/27/2010
1
British journalist Polly Toynbee (b. 1946); her birth name was Mary Louisa Toynbee.
Just Jonquil  11/17/2009
1
Polly was a popular single from American rock group Nirvana's 1991 album Nevermind. The song was based on the true story of a teenage girl who was raped and tortured in the late 1980s.
vomiting  9/10/2009
1
Polly Berry was an African American kidnapped and forced into slavery in the nineteenth century. She successfully sued for the freedom of herself and her daughter.
vomiting  9/10/2009
1
Polly (real name Mary) is the second-oldest child in the 19th century Five Little Peppers serial, and probably the character who gets the most coverage.
Anyechka  9/1/2009
1
A famous bearer is American actress Polly Bergen (born July 14, 1930). She is well-known for her variety of television appearances, including a panelist in "To Tell the Truth", Fran Felstein in "The Sopranos", Mackenzie Allen's mother in "Commander in Chief", and Lynette Scavo's mother in "Desperate Housewives".
AndrewJKD  7/9/2009
1
So sweet!
vomiting  6/12/2009
-3
You won't be taken too seriously with this name.
Kerules  4/5/2009
0
"Brawk! Brawk! Polly wanna cracker?"

I can't imagine how many times someone would have to endure that shouted in their faces, even after they get out of school and playground teasing.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/30/2008
1
Wow, I can't believe no one has mentioned Sweet Polly Purebred, the girlfriend of Underdog! Doesn't anyone remember that show?

I used to have a doll named Polly when I was little, maybe about 4 or 5.
_0TophasNails_1  11/16/2008
0
I think it will be hard to shake off the parrot association.
bananarama  8/14/2008
2
I've always liked Polly, it's cute and just a fun name! Molly is a bit girly for me. I like Polly better. I think it's adorable! I love this name! I think it's uncommon these days and cute. Anyway it's better then the ever popular Hannah or Emily.
abcolleenz79  7/17/2008
1
I have always hated this name. It sounds flat out ugly. This would probably have been a good name for a wallflower-y, unattractive, and boring character in some stories from the 1950s. I can't imagine anyone using it today. At least Molly is kind of cute, even if a bit too girly.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
1
Polly Wright, a companion of the First and Second Doctors on "Doctor Who".
FMRadio  2/2/2008
1
I don't really like this name at all. It reminds me either of Polly Pocket, who kind of creeps me out, or of Polly the Parrot. Hmmmmm. Either a creepy miniature doll or an annoying egotistic bird.
livieluvbug  12/1/2007
1
Aunt Polly is Tom Sawyer's aunt in the famous Mark Twain book.
jj21jj  10/26/2007
1
I am called Polly and I'm in two minds about it beacuse it's pretty old fashioned but individual in a nice kind of way and it's not like it's totally unheard of. Sometimes it can be embarrasing though because you have to repeat your name about 7 times before somebody gets it right - I get called Holly, Molly, Pauline, Paulie, Dolly and sometimes Connie!
Polly.C  9/5/2007
2
How can you have a pet form of a name that is a pet form of a name? And how do you get Polly from Molly?
bibi66  5/13/2007
-2
Just like you get "Peggy" from Margaret through Meg. I forgot where the m/p thing came from though. And your first question is too dumb to answer.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
2
A famous bearer is Polly Draper.
Mitzi  4/4/2007
2
Polly is just an adorable name. It's more interesting than Mary and Molly.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2007
2
Polly Jean is the real name of the singer PJ Harvey. I think it's great.
― Anonymous User  1/20/2007
1
I do not like the name Polly at all. It also happens to be my name. I'm seriously considering changing it.
Nagiri  1/4/2007
1
According to this website, Polly is the pet form of Molly, which is the pet form of Mary. I don't really like any of those names.
Fincayra  9/23/2006
1
Polly Klaas was the 12 year old murdered a few years back.
claraelizabethann  8/27/2006
1
Polly is the name of the heroine in C.S. Lewis's "The Magician's Nephew."
Eruanna_Meldiriel  6/21/2006
2
A famous bearer is singer/songwriter Polly Jean Harvey.
Ylva  4/26/2006
1
I don't know why but I really dislike the name. But it's a name and it does suit some people.
ladyknight  1/13/2006
1
My friend has that name and I think it is cool and surprise surprise she likes Polly Pocket.
Animal1  1/2/2006
2
Jennifer Aniston played a Polly in the film Along Came Polly.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2005
1
Polly is the name of a character on the sitcom "Fawlty Towers" (played by Connie Booth). It is also the name of a Nirvana song.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
2
Let's not forget the famous Polly Pocket. I loved that toy.
ars musica  12/5/2005
2
In America, Polly is a sterotypical name for a pet parrot (sort of the avian equivalent of Rover or Fido). The phrase "Polly want a cracker" is the stereotypical "talking bird" line in movies.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  11/12/2005

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