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

The name Pollyanna is a girl's name . Pollyanna and is often added to lists like Hipster British Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

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Has become an adjective for being overly optimistic.

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Famous People Named Pollyanna

Pollyanna Woodward, English TV presenter
Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough, Jamaican-American pro basketball player
Pollyanna McIntosh, Scottish actor, writer, and director

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