Dolly

Dolly - A very unique female name



  Dec 15,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dolly, meaning gift of God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #356. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dolly and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dolly? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dolly. The baby girl name Dolly was given to 5 baby girls in 2010, ranking #5178 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 287,502 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dolly peaked in popularity 90 years ago in 1929 on position 331.



Famous with this name

Dolly Scal
Dolly Jarvis
Desmond Dolly


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Rating: 4/5 (4 people)


Dolly is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dolly is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #3,667 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,667.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dolly is where you live.


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Dolly origin and meaning

Dolly is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means gift of God. To see famous people named Dolly, pop culture references for the name Dolly and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dolly

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dolly, sorted by popularity.

Della / Delia / Delilah / Dale / Dollie / Dalia / Dahlia / Dalila / Dalilah / Delila /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20105178
20095320
20075412
20004695
19983655
19974240
19963171
19953529
19943444
19934336
19923876
19912344
19902586
19892819
19881778
19873051
19862141
19852929
19842840
19831781
19821987
19811777
19801771
19791972
19781780
19771200
19761382
19751441
19741541
19731451
19721163
1971985
19701176
19691119
19681004
19671006
1966864
1965821
1964836
1963875
1962844
1961804
1960807
1959716
1958633
1957684
1956605
1955591
1954562
1953562
1952525
1951558
1950506
1949504
1948487
1947527
1946487
1945513
1944467
1943481
1942464
1941406
1940407
1939432
1938435
1937373
1936357
1935344
1934349
1933348
1932335
1931335
1930331
1929331
1928346
1927368
1926338
1925342
1924364
1923343
1922354
1921353
1920355
1919343
1918345
1917386
1916364
1915359
1914376
1913362
1912344
1911373
1910356

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California3667

Even more about Dolly


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dolly a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dolly?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1929
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Dolly
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 287,502
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2010 births +5

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