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Polly

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Great Sorrow
  • #1353 All Time
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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 41 41 0
1881 48 48 0
1882 41 41 0
1883 33 33 0
1884 48 48 0
1885 43 43 0
1886 58 58 0
1887 48 48 0
1888 60 60 0
1889 56 56 0
1890 57 57 0
1891 58 58 0
1892 65 65 0
1893 61 61 0
1894 78 78 0
1895 76 76 0
1896 68 68 0
1897 66 66 0
1898 75 75 0
1899 57 57 0
1900 78 78 0
1901 62 62 0
1902 62 62 0
1903 73 73 0
1904 80 80 0
1905 71 71 0
1906 85 85 0
1907 77 77 0
1908 83 83 0
1909 82 82 0
1910 110 110 0
1911 91 91 0
1912 145 145 0
1913 138 138 0
1914 164 164 0
1915 209 209 0
1916 254 254 0
1917 267 267 0
1918 297 292 5
1919 249 249 0
1920 289 289 0
1921 285 285 0
1922 324 324 0
1923 312 312 0
1924 348 340 8
1925 320 320 0
1926 338 338 0
1927 331 331 0
1928 390 390 0
1929 394 394 0
1930 378 373 5
1931 385 379 6
1932 417 417 0
1933 371 371 0
1934 436 436 0
1935 377 377 0
1936 369 369 0
1937 373 373 0
1938 351 351 0
1939 418 418 0
1940 416 416 0
1941 435 435 0
1942 413 413 0
1943 427 427 0
1944 416 416 0
1945 398 398 0
1946 452 452 0
1947 443 443 0
1948 427 427 0
1949 473 473 0
1950 463 463 0
1951 472 472 0
1952 433 433 0
1953 517 517 0
1954 491 491 0
1955 588 588 0
1956 552 552 0
1957 509 509 0
1958 538 538 0
1959 506 506 0
1960 612 612 0
1961 658 658 0
1962 565 565 0
1963 573 573 0
1964 687 687 0
1965 447 447 0
1966 421 421 0
1967 399 399 0
1968 371 371 0
1969 296 296 0
1970 297 297 0
1971 307 307 0
1972 237 237 0
1973 220 220 0
1974 212 212 0
1975 155 155 0
1976 125 125 0
1977 188 188 0
1978 112 112 0
1979 113 113 0
1980 107 107 0
1981 79 79 0
1982 82 82 0
1983 62 62 0
1984 66 66 0
1985 64 64 0
1986 55 55 0
1987 60 60 0
1988 43 43 0
1989 65 65 0
1990 55 55 0
1991 61 61 0
1992 50 50 0
1993 33 33 0
1994 49 49 0
1995 38 38 0
1996 37 37 0
1997 36 36 0
1998 34 34 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 24 24 0
2001 29 29 0
2002 19 19 0
2003 25 25 0
2004 27 27 0
2005 42 42 0
2006 42 42 0
2007 33 33 0
2008 35 35 0
2009 36 36 0
2010 35 35 0
2011 44 44 0
2012 44 44 0
2013 43 43 0
2014 51 51 0

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 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Polly" is not a popular baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1959. Across the entire United States a total of only 506 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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 south? Search for the name to check your answer!

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 outlook, pleasing to all.

L is for lucky, who is more?

L is for love, everlasting.

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 "Llpoy". 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 Jul 8, 1975

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 Ireland approximately on 850. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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