US Popularity:3000
Other Origin(s):Greek, Latin
Meaning:Gift of God; Emotion, sorrowful
Dolly is a girl’s name that is English in origin. Originally a nickname of the feminine names Dolores and Dorothy, Dolly has become a given name in its own right. In-tune with its emotions, Dolly inherits the meanings "emotion" and "sorrowful" from Dolores. Yet, it is charmingly retro while inspiring such legendary women as singer-songwriter Dolly Parton and First Lady Dolley Madison. If that didn’t sell you on the name, then its meaning, “gift of God” from Dorothy certainly will, as baby is truly the greatest gift of all!

Famous People Named Dolly

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  • Dolly Parton

Dolly Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Dolly is currently #1968 on The Bump
Girl:Dolly is currently #872 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Dolly is currently #3000 in U.S. births
Girl:Dolly is currently #1150 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 329
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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