Polly: baby girl name popularity and meaning


This name is (weirdly) a variation of Molly, which is - stay with us here - a variation of Mary, a Hebrew name meaning “bitter.” Bitter is one thing, but let’s hope your little Molly doesn’t decide to knock off one of those Ts and become a “biter.”


Polly is a nickname … for a nickname

Famous people named Polly:

Chinese-American pioneer Polly Bemis; actresses Polly Draper and Polly Holliday; singer/songwriter Polly Jean “P.J.” Harvey; author Polly Dunbar.

Fun fact:

Polly is a favored name in pop culture, appearing everywhere from books (by Mark Twain, C.S. Lewis, and Madeleine L’Engle, to name a few) to TV series (“Orange is the New Black” and “Dr. Who”) to songs (Nirvana’s “Polly”).

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