Combination of Polly and Anna

Pollyanna Origin and Meaning

The name Pollyanna is a girl's name .

Has become a byword in English for an overly optimistic person, thanks to the eponymous children's book heroine.

Famous People Named Pollyanna

  • Pollyanna WoodwardEnglish TV presenter
  • Pollyanna Johns KimbroughJamaican,American pro basketball player
  • Pollyanna McIntoshScottish actor, writer, and director

Pollyanna in Pop Culture

  • Pollyanna Whittiermain character in "Pollyanna," children's novel by Eleanor H. Porter; now synonym for an optimist
  • Pollyanna aka Nomi Malonemain character in movie "Showgirls"
  • PollyannaAustralian alt,rock band