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Gender: F Origin of Pollyanna: Combination of Polly and Anna Meaning of Anna: Variation of Hannah, Hebrew, "grace"

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Has become an adjective for being overly optimistic.

Famous People Named Pollyanna

Pollyanna Woodward, English TV presenter
Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough, Jamaican-American pro basketball player

Pop Culture References for the Name Pollyanna

"Pollyanna," children's novel by Eleanor H. Porter, now synonym for an optimist
Pollyanna, real name of the lead character played by Elizabeth Berkley in movie "Showgirls," who goes by Nomi Malone
Pollyanna, Australian alt-rock band