US Popularity:449
Other Origin(s):Latin, Hebrew
Meaning:Star of the sea; Bitter; Beloved
Molly is a beautiful feminine name with English origins. Derived from the classic name Mary, Molly was often used as a diminutive or nickname, but has since been commonly seen as a given name in its own right. Just like it's root name, Molly has a few meanings, including “star of the sea,” "bitter" and "beloved," with additional possible roots in Hebrew and Latin. Molly could also possibly be a diminutive of the Hebrew name Miriam. Famous Mollys include Molly Malone, the famous fictional Irish fishmonger, American actress Molly Ringwald, and even Harry Potter character Molly Weasley.

Molly Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Molly is currently #117 on The Bump
Girl:Molly is currently #45 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Molly is currently #449 in U.S. births
Girl:Molly is currently #151 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 16
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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