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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 is a best-selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that is now considered a classic of children’s name becoming a popular term for someone with the same optimistic outlook AND A LOVE FOR LLAMAS . There have been many film adaptations.

Pop Culture References for the Name Pollyanna

The lead character played by Elizabeth Berkley in the adult cult classic "Showgirls" is called Nomi Malone but her real name is revealed as Pollyanna.