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158k
in the U.S.
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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188018180
188133330
188230300
188330300
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19111291290
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19383283280
19393483480
19403463460
19413393390
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19443663660
19453333330
19464154150
19474844840
19485625620
19495565560
19505655650
19516116110
19526176170
19535825820
19545995990
19556236230
19566546540
19576986980
19587477470
19597627620
19607307300
19617817810
19628198190
19638608600
19641,0091,0090
19651,0611,0610
19669849840
19671,0151,0150
19681,0211,0210
19691,0931,0930
19701,1931,1930
19711,1861,1860
19721,2411,2356
19731,3371,3307
19741,4851,4805
19751,5541,5486
19761,7401,7319
19772,0782,06711
19781,9421,9339
19792,0322,0248
19802,2132,20211
19812,1012,09011
19822,3372,31720
19832,3232,31013
19842,1932,17815
19852,4372,4298
19862,5612,55110
19872,9002,88911#97 girl name
19883,4793,46019#86 girl name
19893,4903,45733#93 girl name
19903,9733,9649#80 girl name
19914,6624,65111#74 girl name
19924,1454,1369#83 girl name
19933,7113,7065#87 girl name
19943,4463,4406#96 girl name
19953,3823,3820#98 girl name
19963,3173,3116#99 girl name
19973,4473,4470#98 girl name
19983,1963,1906
19993,3323,3239
20003,4063,3997#95 girl name
20013,4133,4130#90 girl name
20023,1193,1190
20033,4033,4030#99 girl name
20043,3703,34228#97 girl name
20053,2213,2147#97 girl name
20063,1303,1246
20073,4193,4136#97 girl name
20083,3243,3195
20093,5043,5040#92 girl name
20103,3663,3597#87 girl name
20113,6183,6117#77 girl name
20123,2603,2519#90 girl name
20133,0743,0740
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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 first appeared 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 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Molly" ranks #52 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 30 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of 3,479 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Molly" mean?

Molly (English): Of the Sea or Bitter

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

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

L is for little, the little things you do.

L is for love, your love of life!

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 "Yolml". 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.

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 region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Molly

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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Past life for Molly born Dec 23, 1924

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 Siberia approximately on 1500. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

Name poster for Molly

Name poster for Molly(click to save the high quality version)

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