Molly
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
MAHL-ee
Meaning
Rebellious woman
Like the Name Molly?
BOYS
GIRLS
+ Molly
+ Add to My Favorites

More info about the name "Molly"

It has been used as a diminutive of Mary since the Middle ages and was first used by the Irish. Nowadays, it is more often used as an independent given name. Mary is an English form of Maria, the name used in the New Testament, ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Miryam. There are several possible meanings of Miryam, some of them being: "lots of bitterness", "wished for child", "bitter", "rebellious". Mary is the name of different characters in New Testament, the most important ones being the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene. The name has been extremely popular for centuries, especially among Christians.

Popularity of the Name Molly
Also Spelled Like...

Moll, Mollie, Moli, Molie, Mollee, Molley, Polly

Famous Mollies

Molly Ferguson - model
Molly Ivins - journalist
Molly Hughes - author
Molly Ringwald - actress
Molly Pearson - actress
Molly Selvin - writer

+ Add a Name · View More
Do you like the name Molly?
Discussion on the name Molly
Weekly Prize Big thumb img 0011 1 300x300

Squatchi is an at-home kids shoe sizer and foot growth-chart keepsake. Use it right at home so you don’t have to drag your kids to store where they’ll make a fuss because they’re bored. You can do all the shopping for them and feel confident that you know their correct shoe size. Squatchi has a rounded heel cup to ensure accurate sizing for ages 0-12 (sizes 2T-5Y).Features & Benefits:Accurately measures kids feeteasy to useUnbreakableKeepsake--mark each time you measure your kids with initials and date and...

The BellyBallot Story

We built BellyBallot to make naming your baby more fun. In under 2 minutes, parents can involve friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to vote on their favorite names. Parents can now include loved ones from all over the globe on the joyous occasion of celebrating a new child's life.