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Girl Name: Polly

Name: Polly
Pronunciation: \p(ol)-ly\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Paula
Sounds Like: Poli, Pola, Billy, Pauly, Pella
Variant forms: Poll, Pollee, Polley, Polli, Pollie, Pollyanna
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 582
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 11321


Polly \p(ol)-ly\ as a girl's name is pronounced PAH-lee. It is of English and Irish origin. Variant of Molly; nickname of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". Actress Polly Bergen.

Polly has 6 variant forms: Poll, Pollee, Polley, Polli, Pollie and Pollyanna.

For more information, see also the related name Paula.

Baby names that sound like Polly are Poli, Pola, Billy, Pauly and Pella.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Polly.


Polly is a very popular first name for women (#582 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#11321 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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