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since 1880

Molly

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Of the Sea or Bitter
  • #445 All Time
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How popular is the name "Molly" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 18 18 0
1881 33 33 0
1882 30 30 0
1883 30 30 0
1884 32 32 0
1885 30 30 0
1886 29 29 0
1887 32 32 0
1888 37 37 0
1889 35 35 0
1890 46 46 0
1891 33 33 0
1892 51 51 0
1893 58 58 0
1894 36 36 0
1895 45 45 0
1896 49 49 0
1897 50 50 0
1898 39 39 0
1899 47 47 0
1900 67 67 0
1901 55 55 0
1902 54 54 0
1903 75 75 0
1904 72 72 0
1905 71 71 0
1906 86 86 0
1907 113 113 0
1908 101 101 0
1909 109 109 0
1910 145 145 0
1911 129 129 0
1912 197 197 0
1913 197 197 0
1914 247 247 0
1915 325 325 0
1916 333 333 0
1917 310 310 0
1918 306 306 0
1919 258 258 0
1920 246 246 0
1921 301 301 0
1922 277 277 0
1923 293 293 0
1924 290 290 0
1925 241 241 0
1926 255 255 0
1927 258 258 0
1928 314 314 0
1929 319 319 0
1930 342 342 0
1931 300 300 0
1932 314 314 0
1933 271 271 0
1934 293 293 0
1935 301 301 0
1936 316 316 0
1937 306 306 0
1938 328 328 0
1939 348 348 0
1940 346 346 0
1941 339 339 0
1942 375 375 0
1943 386 386 0
1944 366 366 0
1945 333 333 0
1946 415 415 0
1947 484 484 0
1948 562 562 0
1949 556 556 0
1950 565 565 0
1951 611 611 0
1952 617 617 0
1953 582 582 0
1954 599 599 0
1955 623 623 0
1956 654 654 0
1957 698 698 0
1958 747 747 0
1959 762 762 0
1960 730 730 0
1961 781 781 0
1962 819 819 0
1963 860 860 0
1964 1,009 1,009 0
1965 1,061 1,061 0
1966 984 984 0
1967 1,015 1,015 0
1968 1,021 1,021 0
1969 1,093 1,093 0
1970 1,193 1,193 0
1971 1,186 1,186 0
1972 1,241 1,235 6
1973 1,337 1,330 7
1974 1,485 1,480 5
1975 1,554 1,548 6
1976 1,740 1,731 9
1977 2,078 2,067 11
1978 1,942 1,933 9
1979 2,032 2,024 8
1980 2,213 2,202 11
1981 2,101 2,090 11
1982 2,337 2,317 20
1983 2,323 2,310 13
1984 2,193 2,178 15
1985 2,437 2,429 8
1986 2,561 2,551 10
1987 2,900 2,889 11 #97 girl name
1988 3,479 3,460 19 #86 girl name
1989 3,490 3,457 33 #93 girl name
1990 3,973 3,964 9 #80 girl name
1991 4,662 4,651 11 #74 girl name
1992 4,145 4,136 9 #83 girl name
1993 3,711 3,706 5 #87 girl name
1994 3,446 3,440 6 #96 girl name
1995 3,382 3,382 0 #98 girl name
1996 3,317 3,311 6 #99 girl name
1997 3,447 3,447 0 #98 girl name
1998 3,196 3,190 6
1999 3,332 3,323 9
2000 3,406 3,399 7 #95 girl name
2001 3,413 3,413 0 #90 girl name
2002 3,119 3,119 0
2003 3,403 3,403 0 #99 girl name
2004 3,370 3,342 28 #97 girl name
2005 3,221 3,214 7 #97 girl name
2006 3,130 3,124 6
2007 3,419 3,413 6 #97 girl name
2008 3,324 3,319 5
2009 3,504 3,504 0 #92 girl name
2010 3,366 3,359 7 #87 girl name
2011 3,618 3,611 7 #77 girl name
2012 3,260 3,251 9 #90 girl name
2013 3,074 3,074 0
2014 2,583 2,578 5

Want to know about the populiarty of Molly? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 157,559 babies born with the name Molly in the United States. That's more than enough Mollies to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 18 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Molly" was in 1991 with a total of 4,651 babies. (That's a lot of baby Mollies)

According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Molly" ranks #57 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 14 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 2003. Across the entire United States a total of 3,403 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Molly popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Molly in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Molly" mean? The list below shows the origins of Molly as well as things modernly associated with the name Molly such as celebrities named Molly.

English

Origin and Meaning of Molly

The name "Molly" is of English origin, and it means "Of the Sea or Bitter". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald is an actress, singer, dancer, and writer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1977 to present. Molly was born in 1968 as Molly Kathleen Ringwald in Roseville, California, United States.

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Molly Parker

Molly Parker is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Molly was born in 1972 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada.

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Molly Sims

Molly Sims is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Molly was born in 1973 in Murray, Kentucky, U.S.

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Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Molly was born in 1964 as Molly Helen Shannon in Shaker Heights, OhioUnited States.

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Molly Holly

Molly Holly is a professional wrestler. Molly was born in 1978 as Nora Kristina Greenwald in Forest Lake, Minnesota.

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Molly Price

Molly Price is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Molly was born in 1966 as Molly Evan Price in North Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yllom". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lolym". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Molly born Jun 13, 1953

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA North-East approximately on 975. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

Name poster for Molly

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