Meaning:pet form of mary


Pronunciation:moll lee

Variations:Mollie, Molli

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About Molly

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Molly is an adorable name and sounds perpetually youthful no matter what age you are. This is a great name choice for parents looking for something sweet and lovely for their baby girl.

Detailed Meaning

Molly first came about as a pet form of the name Mary and was coined in the 18th century. It is now a name in its own right.

Famous People With This Name

Molly Ringwald is an American actress most famous for appearing in the films directed by John Hughes, including “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink.” Molly Sims is an American actress and model. Mollie King is an English singer and member of the girl band, “The Saturdays.”

Possible Nicknames

Molly can also be shortened to Mol or Mols.

Related Names

Molly can also be spelt Molli and Mollie. It is also related to Mary, as Molly was borne from that name.

Stories Featuring This Name

Molly Hooper is a character on BBC’s “Sherlock,” played by Louise Brealey. Molly Dobbs is a character from the British soap, “Coronation Street.” Molly Flynn-Biggs is a main character from the American sitcom, “Mike and Molly.”

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