Molly started life as an unlikely diminutive for the classic English name Mary, from the Hebrew Miryam. Going back to medieval England, several versions of Molly, notably Molle and Moll, were used as nicknames for Mary. Molly caught on the most, quite rightly too, and became a given name in its own right. Cute and catchy, it is a favorite in the English speaking world, as well as Sweden!
Rank in the year 2015
Molly was ranked #329 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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