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29k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Polly

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Great Sorrow
  • #1353 All Time
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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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Polly" is not a popular baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1961. Across the entire United States a total of only 658 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Polly

The name "Polly" is of English origin, and it means "Great Sorrow". It's a name commonly given to girls.

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey is a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, and artist specializing in alternative rock, indie rock, experimental rock, and lo-fi music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. PJ was born in 1969 as Polly Jean Harvey in Bridport, Dorset, England.

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Polly Shannon

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

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Alternative Meanings

P is for peaceful, your quiet times.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

L is for love, your love of life!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yllop". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Polyl". 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 Polly born May 18, 1950

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 Mongolia approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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