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Molly Name Meaning and Origin

Molly Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Bitter, beloved, star of the sea

Name Origin


The name Molly has multiple origins and meanings. It is derived from the Irish name Maolmhuire, meaning 'beloved of the Virgin Mary'. In English, Molly is often considered a diminutive of Mary, with connotations of 'bitterness' or 'star of the sea'. The name has a rich historical and cultural significance.

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Molly Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Molly is a smooth and easy name to pronounce, with a pleasant flow of sounds.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Molly has a good rhythm with two syllables, making it easy to say and remember.

Famous People Named Molly

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● Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald is an American actress and singer known for her roles in iconic 1980s films such as 'Sixteen Candles', 'The Breakfast Club', and 'Pretty in Pink'. She has continued her successful career in film, television, and theater.

● Molly Sims

Molly Sims is an American model and actress who gained prominence for her appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and her role in the TV series 'Las Vegas'. She is also known for her work as a spokesperson and entrepreneur.

● Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon is an American actress and comedian who was a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live'. She has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, showcasing her talent for comedy and acting.

Molly Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Molly

The name Molly does not typically evoke negative characters or cultural symbols. However, in some contexts, it may be associated with stereotypes of a 'girl next door' type or perceived as overly sweet or naive. Overall, the name is generally well-received and carries a positive connotation.

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