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Molly Name Popularity

How popular is the name Molly? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 347 85 0.0241%
1911 378 71 0.0191%
1912 332 144 0.0286%
1913 364 134 0.0236%
1914 349 193 0.0277%
1915 330 288 0.0317%
1916 338 285 0.0295%
1917 361 256 0.0256%
1918 372 269 0.0251%
1919 419 198 0.0189%
1920 438 188 0.0169%
1921 386 259 0.0226%
1922 393 238 0.0214%
1923 391 246 0.022%
1924 420 234 0.0202%
1925 457 181 0.016%
1926 434 197 0.0179%
1927 426 213 0.0192%
1928 381 263 0.0246%
1929 378 265 0.0256%
1930 364 292 0.028%
1931 369 258 0.0261%
1932 361 267 0.027%
1933 392 225 0.0242%
1934 364 256 0.0265%
1935 364 257 0.0264%
1936 360 265 0.0275%
1937 375 245 0.0249%
1938 352 292 0.0285%
1939 336 314 0.0309%
1940 346 307 0.0289%
1941 364 295 0.0262%
1942 362 335 0.0265%
1943 377 327 0.025%
1944 368 322 0.026%
1945 383 296 0.0243%
1946 370 376 0.0255%
1947 358 460 0.0276%
1948 334 510 0.0319%
1949 327 528 0.0328%
1950 323 530 0.0329%
1951 321 572 0.0337%
1952 326 589 0.0337%
1953 348 540 0.0305%
1954 352 559 0.0306%
1955 344 579 0.0315%
1956 341 621 0.0329%
1957 342 663 0.0345%
1958 342 707 0.0374%
1959 341 741 0.039%
1960 357 697 0.0368%
1961 338 745 0.0395%
1962 325 793 0.0432%
1963 317 835 0.0465%
1964 287 980 0.0557%
1965 263 1,043 0.0638%
1966 264 958 0.0614%
1967 264 987 0.065%
1968 263 996 0.0663%
1969 263 1,073 0.0696%
1970 259 1,158 0.0728%
1971 245 1,166 0.0776%
1972 225 1,196 0.0878%
1973 194 1,311 0.1011%
1974 179 1,468 0.1129%
1975 169 1,537 0.1196%
1976 150 1,721 0.1335%
1977 143 2,050 0.1521%
1978 142 1,917 0.1426%
1979 139 2,018 0.1431%
1980 133 2,201 0.1505%
1981 135 2,083 0.1417%
1982 131 2,312 0.1547%
1983 129 2,300 0.1559%
1984 132 2,165 0.1455%
1985 120 2,420 0.1594%
1986 110 2,550 0.1689%
1987 97 2,882 0.1889%
1988 86 3,457 0.2218%
1989 93 3,453 0.214%
1990 80 3,960 0.2389%
1991 74 4,651 0.2853%
1992 83 4,136 0.2591%
1993 87 3,702 0.2375%
1994 94 3,437 0.224%
1995 99 3,378 0.2241%
1996 99 3,307 0.2209%
1997 98 3,445 0.2329%
1998 108 3,187 0.2129%
1999 100 3,323 0.2219%
2000 95 3,397 0.2224%
2001 90 3,412 0.2265%
2002 107 3,112 0.2077%
2003 99 3,399 0.2234%
2004 97 3,339 0.2191%
2005 97 3,208 0.2098%
2006 105 3,125 0.1996%
2007 97 3,410 0.2161%
2008 103 3,318 0.2147%
2009 92 3,500 0.2342%
2010 87 3,357 0.233%
2011 78 3,606 0.2531%
2012 90 3,256 0.2285%
2013 102 3,079 0.2163%
2014 122 2,596 0.1782%
2015 141 2,242 0.1541%
2016 154 1,975 0.137%
2017 160 1,807 0.1295%
2018 152 1,780 0.1296%
2019 157 1,726 0.1275%

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Names Like Molly

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What names are variants of Molly?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Molly.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Moll

Star of the sea

Latin

Mollee

Irish

Molley

Irish

Molli

Irish

Mollie

Star of the sea

Latin


What names sound like Molly?

If you like how Molly sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Molly.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Mally

Sweet

Latin

Melly

Black, dark-skinned; bee; honey; brave strength

Greek

Milly

Industrious, striving; work; helper to the priest; rival; laborious; eager; bee; honey; gentle strength; brave strength

Latin


What names are similar to Molly?

Find a name that’s like Molly, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Polly

A diminutive form or nickname for Mary.

Latin


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