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Molly meaning

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Molly

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Meaning of Molly
Beloved
Rebellious
Origin of name Molly
English, Hebrew
Numerology Number
of Name Molly
8     More>>>
Pronounciation
of Name Molly
/Mahl-ee/
Etymology
of Name Molly
This name is derived from Hebrew name Miryam, which means beloved. The name first developed as an 18th-century endearment of Mary through the older form Mally in Middle English. It's evolution can be clearly traced like this: Miryam (Hebrew) to Mariam (Greek) to Maria (Latin) to Marie (French) to Mary (English) to Molly (English pet form). The alteration of the 'r' to 'll' is reflected in other English names including Sally. However, the name is sometimes linked to another Hebrew word "mara", which means rebellious.
History
of Name Molly
Despite it's origin, the name has been frequently associated with Ireland. This was also used in some writings and songs in 18th century, one of which is John Gay's ballad to a London barmaid named Molly Mog. It was at around the same time that the name is used independently as a personal name.
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England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland
Information about the
Name of Molly
While Molly is strongly linked to Mary, it's sometimes considered as a pet form for Margaret (a name that has the meaning "pearl"), too.
Personality about the
Name of Molly
Molly Keane was a famous Irish novelist and playwright. One of her books is Good Behaviour. Molly Sims is an American model and actress who is also a Global Ambassador for Population Services International's Five & Alive and Operation Smile programs. Molly Ringwald is an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. She appeared in famous films like The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Sixteen Candles.

More About Irish Name : Molly

  • Molly (band), a Swedish band mixing ska and Irish folk music.

    Molly (film), a 1999 by John Duigan.

  • Molly is a female nickname, once a pet-name for Mary or Margaret.

    Molly written or translate

    In French - Molie

    In German - Mollie

    In Italian - Molia

    In Norwegian - Ollie

    In Polish - Mólen

    In Portuguese - Molía

    In Spanish - Molia

    Molly dance, a form of English Morris dance

  • The name Molly has been in use since the Middle ages as a pet name for Mary, though it is now also used independently.

Famous Name Molly

  • Molly Schaus

    is an American ice hockey goaltender. She was named to the United States womens ice hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Variant and Rhyming Names

Variant Baby Names of Molly:

Moll, Mollee, Molley, Molli And Mollie. Moll,  Mollee,  MolleyMaille (Gaelic), Mali (Welsh), Mallaidh (Irish), Mariona (Catalan), M?rj? (Sami), Meryem (Turkish), Mari (Welsh), Moirrey (Manx), M?ja (Icelandic)

Rhyming Names of Molly: 

Molly with popular Irish Surnames

Molly Briscoe,   Molly Rea,   Molly Guinness,   Molly Coyle,   Molly Kehoe

Molly also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American, Australian, British, Danish, Dutch

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  • What does the name Molly mean? :

    Baby girl name meaning Beloved
    Rebellious in Irish. Molly also named in American, Australian, British, Danish, Dutch for girl . We have received lots of suggestion from our website users on baby names. We are thankful for all the contribution on meaning of girl name Molly. What does the name Molly mean in other origin if you know then please suggest. Further suggestion or detail on what is the meaning of name Molly. History of name and famous personality with Molly will help to update our database and other website users.

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