If you are a Molly, you are so creative and original in your thinking that you new ideas and plans are constantly pushing you towards the next new thing. You are talented in music, art, and all forms of self-expression, and freedom to express yourself is of high importance to you. You are incredibly energetic and adventurous, always willing to take the risks necessary for your next adventure. All of these qualities are incredibly positive influences in your life, but you must work hard to balance and manage them, otherwise you might not stay in one place long enough to accomplish all the things you want to and develop the strong, long-lasting relationships that add meaning to life.
You are strongly independent, and you tend to become frustrated (or even angry) when others try to tell you what to do (especially if they are advising against your latest and greatest idea or adventure). At these times, you need to be particularly careful about what you say so that your impulses do not get the better of you. You also need to be careful about allowing impatience to hurt others when you find they are not quite as quick and bright as you are. With all your exceptional qualities, if you are able to calm your restlessness just a little bit, you are destined to find peace and happiness!
The girls’ name Molly actually goes back all the way to the Old Testament Biblical Hebrew name of Miryam, or Miriam. The exact origins of the name Miryam are unknown, but it is thought to mean either “strong waters” or “drop of the sea.” Alternatively, it came from an Egyptian name meaning “beloved.” In the Old Testament, Miryam was Moses’ sister and a prophetess in her own right. The New Testament Greek form of the name became Maria, and the English form was Mary. Mary was the name of Many prominent women in the New Testament, most notably the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene.
Medieval era pet names for Mary included Malle and Molle, which then developed to the current form Molly in the 18th century.
Despite James Joyce use of the name Molly for the wife of his main character in his novel “Ulysses” in 1920, the name Molly didn’t grow much in popularity on the US charts during the first half of the 20th century. Only beginning in the 1980s did the name begin to enjoy increased usage, and for the first time in 1987, it cracked the Top 100 most popular girl names in the United States. Molly has been in and out of the Top 100 during recent history and seems to be enjoying its position right around #90.
She was known as unsinkable, and she leads the list of our famous Mollys: Tatanic Survivor, the Unsinkable Molly Brown. Other celeb Mollys include former “Brat Pack” member, actress Molly Ringwald, known for her roles in Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. She is joined on our list of famous Molly’s by actresses Molly Shannon, Molly Sims, Molly Parker, and Molly Picon.