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Gender: F Origin of Polly: English variation of Molly Meaning of Molly: Diminutive of Mary, Hebrew, "bitter"

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An alternative to the no-longer-fresh Molly, the initial 'P' gives Polly a peppier sound, combining the cozy virtues of an old-timey name with the bounce of a barmaid.

Associated with Tom Sawyer's aunt, 'Polly, put the kettle on,' parrots, Polly Peachum, Nirvana and Kinks songs, and the movie Along Came Polly, as well as characters in Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes, C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia and now on the Netflix show Orange is the New Black, Polly never achieved the comeback that her cousin did, perhaps because she sounds too Pollyanna-ish.

But we'd love to see some new baby Pollys.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Polly

Polly Pocket, children's toy
Aunt Polly, Tom's guardian in "Tom Sawyer" (1876) by Mark Twain; based in part on the author's mother
Pauline "Polly" Fossil, of Noel Streatfeild's "Ballet Shoes"
Polly, character from "The Magician's Nephew" by C. S. Lewis
Polly, song by Nirvana
"Little Polly Flinders," an English nursery rhyme, first recorded c.1805
Polly Harper, character from Netflix original show "Orange is the New Black"
Polly, stereotypical parrot name ("Polly want a cracker")
Polly Perkins, from movie "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"

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