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Gender: F Origin of Pollyanna: Combination of Polly and Anna

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 Whittier, main character in "Pollyanna," children's novel by Eleanor H. Porter; now synonym for an optimist
Pollyanna aka Nomi Malone, main character in movie "Showgirls"
Pollyanna, Australian alt-rock band