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molly

DIMINUTIVE OF:
mary
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
ORIGIN:
hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
MARYÂM / MIRYÂM > MIRIAM
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
MARYÂM / MIRYÂM (מרים) MARIáM ‎(Μαριάμ) MARíā ‎(Μαρίᾱ)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek names "Mariám ‎(Μαριάμ) and Maríā ‎(Μαρίᾱ)", found in the New Testament, meaning “bitterness, beloved, wished for child“. Both New Testament names were forms of the Hebrew name “Maryâm / Miryâm”. The name has been widely used due to its associations with the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, and with Saint Mary Magdalene, who was called an apostle to the apostles. The name might be derived from an Egyptian word “Myr” (beloved) or “mr” (love), or even the Ancient Egyptian name “Meritamen” or "Merit-Amun", meaning "beloved of Amun". Mariam or (Arabic: Maryām) form, has been a popular name in predominantly Muslim countries due to the respect given to Mary, mother of Jesus, in Islam. Muslim parents want their daughters to be like Mary in her "chastity and demureness," according to a 2006 IslamOnline.net article.
KEYWORDS:
BIBLICAL / RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • irishirish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • scottishscottish
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
maisa, marie, mary, maia, marya, mariam, miriam, myriam, maria, maira, Mailin
english
marie, mary, marilyn, miriam, maralyn, marilynn, marlyn, marylyn, merrilyn, marian, marigold, maurene, mayra, marrilyn, myra, merilyn, maria, Mariah, Marieh
finnish
maisa, marie, mary, maia, marya, mariam, miriam, myriam, mirjami, marjaana, mirjam, maria, maira, maari, maaria, maarie, mariia, marrii, Mailin, Mailyn, Maylin
irish
moira, moyra, maria
norwegian
maisa, marie, mary, maia, marya, mariam, miriam, myriam, maria, maira, Mailin, Mailyn, Maylin, Mailinn, Majlin, Maylinn
scottish
moira, moyra, mÀiri, mhairi, maria, Màili
swedish
maisa, marie, mary, maia, marya, mariam, miriam, myriam, maria, maira, Mailin, Mailyn, Maylin, Majlin, Maylinn, Mailynn, Maylyn
welsh
maryam, maria
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
mari, marion, marika, maja, marike, mollie, mariella, majken, maiken, mia, mieke, maike, marieke, maj, mai, may, maija, maje, maya, maika, MAJKA, Mayken, Mariken, Mariel, ria, Rie, mie, Marjun, Mareike, Maryke
english
marion, mollie, polly, mimi, mia, maureen, maurine, moreen, pollie, mally, mya, ree, maya, mariot
finnish
mari, marion, marika, marike, mariella, marita, maritta, mirja, mirka, maike, marieke, marjatta, marjukka, marjut, maarika, maj, mai, may, maiju, maija, maya, maijuska, Mariken, Mariel, ria, Riia, Mareike
irish
mollie, mia, mairenn, máirín, maureen, maurine, moreen, mya, maya
norwegian
mari, marion, marika, maja, marike, mollie, mariella, maiken, mia, mieke, maike, marieke, maj, mai, may, maija, maje, maya, maika, MAJKA, Mayken, Mariken, Mariell, Mariel, ria, Rie, mie, Mareike, Maryke
scottish
mia, mya, maya
swedish
mari, marion, marika, maja, marike, mollie, mariella, my, majken, mia, mieke, maike, marieke, maj, mai, may, maiju, maija, maje, maya, maika, MAJKA, Moiken, Mariken, Mariell, Mariel, ria, Rie, mie, Mareike, Maryke
welsh
mari, mollie, mia, mya, maya

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
albanian
marija, maria
ancient germanic
mariamne
ancient greek
Mariám
arabic
mariam, maryam, maira
armenian
mariam, maria, MARI
basque
maia, maria
belarusian
Maryja
bulgarian
mariya
catalan
mariam, maria, Màriam
croatian
marija, mirjana, mirjam
czech
marie
dutch
marie, maryam, mirjam, maria, Marije
esperanto
mario
estonian
mirjam, maria
faroese
marie, mary, maia, miriam, mirjam, maria
filipino
maria, marÍa
french
marie, maryam, miriam, myriam
frisian
maria
galician
maria, marÍa
georgian
mariam, MARIAMI, MERI
german
marie, meika, mary, mariam, miriam, myriam, mirjam, maria, maira, Mailin
greek
marÍa
greenlandic
marie, maria, mariia, maalia, MARE
hebrew
maryam, miriam
hungarian - magyar
mÁria
icelandic
marie, mary, miriam, mirjam, maria, marÍa
iranian
maryam
italian
miriana, moira, maria
latin
maria
latvian
marija, maira, Māris
lithuanian
marija
macedonian
marija
old danish
marie
polish
maria
portuguese
mariamne, marÍlia, mÁria, maria, mariana
portuguese - brazilian
marÍlia
romanian
maria
russian
mariya, mariamna
sami - lapps
máddjá
serbian
marija, mirjana, mirjam
slovak
mÁria
slovene
marija, mirjana, mirjam
spanish
maia, mayra, marÍa, Míriam
turkish
meryem
ukrainian
mariya

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
MOLLY BORIS MÉGOT
MOLLY MALONE FOSTER & ALLEN
GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY GOLITTLE RICHARD
LA BALLADE DE MOLLY MALONE HUGUES AUFRAY
MOLLY JEAN-LOUIS MURAT
MOLLY SMILES JESSE SPENCER
MOLLY JOHN DENVER
ADIEU MISS MOLLY + C'EST FINI MISS MOLLY JOHNNY HALLYDAY
BALLADE POUR MOLLY LES ALEXANDRINS
GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY LITTLE RICHARD
MOLLY O' MAURANE
MISS MOLLY MICHEL JONASZ
MOLLY MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE
GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY MITCH RYDER AND THE DETROIT WHEELS
MAGGIE AND MILLY AND MOLLY AND MAY NATALIE MERCHANT
MOLLY ON THE SHORE PERCY GRAINGER
HANDSOME MOLLY PHIL O'FLAHERTY
MOLLY'S MUSTARD SWEET HELLO
MOLLY'S CHAMBERS THE KINGS OF LEON
MOLLY'S LIPS THE VASELINES
MOLLY'S LIPS VASELINES
MOLLY MALONE YVON ÉTIENNE

Notable people and personalities​

Molly Bee (1939–2009), American Country Music Singer
Molly Brant (1736–1796), Prominent Mohawk And Activist
Molly Brant, Prominent Mohawk Woman In The Era Of The American Revolution
Molly Burnett (born 1988) American Actress And Singer
Molly Crabapple, American Artist And Author
Molly Dunsworth (born 1990), Canadian Actress
Molly Engstrom, American Ice Hockey Player
Molly Hagan (born 1961) American Actress
Molly Haskell, American Feminist Film Critic And Author
Molly Hughes, British Author
Molly Ivins, American Columnist, Political Commentator, Humorist, And Author
Molly Johnson, Canadian Singer And Songwriter
Molly Keane, Irish Novelist And Playwright
Molly Lamont, South African-born British Film Actress
Molly Malakias, Malaysian Model
Molly Mcqueen, British Singer And Songwriter
Molly Meldrum, Australian Musician
Molly Nyman, British Composer
Molly O'connell, American Fashion Model
Molly Parker (born 1972) Canadian Actress
Molly Parkin, Welsh Painter, Novelist And Journalist
Molly Peacock, American-canadian Poet, Essayist And Creative Nonfiction Writer
Molly Pearson (1876–1959) Scottish Stage Actress
Molly Picon, American Actress In Yiddish Theatre And Film
Molly Ringwald, American Actress, Singer, And Dancer
Molly Sandén, Swedish Singer
Molly Shannon (born 1964) American Comic Actress
Molly Sims (born 1973) American Model And Actress
Molly Wood, American Executive Editor And Writer