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Ranked #1353


Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 4 (Ranked #6551).

What does the name "Polly" mean?

Polly (English): Great Sorrow

The name "Polly" is of English origin and it means "Great Sorrow". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

P is for pride, strong and alive!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

L is for little, the little things you do.

Y is for young, the years never show!

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

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How popular is the name "Polly" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Polly? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,010 babies born with the name Polly in the United States. That's more than enough Pollies to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 41 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Polly" was in 1964 with a total of 687 babies.

According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Polly" is not a popular baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1967. Across the entire United States a total of only 399 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Polly popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Polly 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 Polly

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey is a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, artist, writer, and poet with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1 to present. PJ was born in 1969 as Polly Jean Harvey in Bridport, Dorset, England.


Polly Shannon

Polly Shannon is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1992 to present. Polly was born in 1973 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


Past life for Polly born Nov 28, 1981

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Austria approximately on 950. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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