Molly

Molly - A unique female name



  Mar 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Molly, meaning bitter, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #351. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Molly and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Molly? 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 Molly. The baby girl name Molly was given to 3,232 baby girls in 2012, ranking #90 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 437 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Molly peaked in popularity 26 years ago in 1991 on position 74.



Famous with this name

Molly Price
Molly Wright
Molly Tissavary


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Molly is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Molly is currently topping the baby name charts in Vermont at position #21 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #264.

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 Molly is where you live.


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Molly origin and meaning

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

Similar to Molly

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

Mollie / Millie / Malia / Miley / Mila / Manuela / Maliyah / Myla / Maleah / Mylee /

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
201290
201178
201087
200992
2008103
200797
2006105
200597
200497
200399
2002107
200190
200095
1999100
1998108
199798
199699
199599
199494
199387
199283
199174
199080
198993
198886
198797
1986110
1985120
1984132
1983129
1982131
1981135
1980133
1979139
1978141
1977143
1976150
1975170
1974179
1973194
1972226
1971246
1970260
1969264
1968264
1967266
1966265
1965264
1964287
1963318
1962326
1961338
1960357
1959341
1958342
1957342
1956341
1955344
1954352
1953349
1952327
1951321
1950323
1949327
1948333
1947358
1946370
1945384
1944368
1943378
1942363
1941364
1940347
1939339
1938353
1937377
1936362
1935366
1934365
1933394
1932363
1931373
1930369
1929384
1928386
1927433
1926439
1925463
1924423
1923396
1922395
1921388
1920442
1919422
1918375
1917363
1916341
1915331
1914349
1913366
1912334
1911380
1910351

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Vermont21
Wyoming33
Massachusetts40
Maine42
Connecticut44
New Hampshire45
Pennsylvania48
Michigan49
Kentucky53
Missouri53
Minnesota55
Illinois56
Utah59
Wisconsin63
Indiana64
Arkansas64
South Dakota64
Ohio65
District of Columbia67
Louisiana72
Nebraska74
New York77
Delaware78
Tennessee78
Rhode Island80
Alaska81
Alabama81
North Carolina82
North Dakota83
Montana85
Kansas86
Oregon89
Virginia91
New Jersey95
Maryland95
West Virginia96
Washington98
Mississippi100
South Carolina102
Georgia111
Iowa114
Oklahoma119
Idaho123
Arizona127
Colorado128
Nevada130
Florida156
California177
Texas183
Hawaii207
New Mexico264

Even more about Molly


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 Molly a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Molly?

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
1991
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Molly
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 437
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,232

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