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What does Molley mean?

Molley Pronunciation of Molley [mol-ley] as a girls' name has the meaning "star of the sea". Molley is an alternate spelling of Molly (Irish, Latin): pet variant of Mary.

Associated with: star, sea.


Molley has 3 variants: Mollee, Molli and Mollie.

1 more different relation via Molly: Moll.

Creative forms:
(female) Meley, Miley, ..

(male) Mollow, Molsey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Molley Makaylah (M.M.), ..

How popular is Molley?

Molley is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#71143 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Mollie (#1001 in recent rankings) and Molly (#144) are the prominent varying forms of Molley (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Molli, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Molley reached its most widespread 4 years ago (average #364) and is somewhat less today (#572, down 47.6%), with the version Mollie becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mollie, Molly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mollie, Molly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Molley is alike in pronunciation to Maelee, Malea, Mallie, Mally, Mella, Melli, Mellie, Melly, Milla, Millee, Milli, Millie and Milly. Other recommended names are Alley, Billey, Calley, Coley, Collet, Colly, Corley, Dollee (see Dolly), Dolley, Dolly, Halley, Holle, Hollee, Holles, Holley, Holly, Joley, Jooley, Kalley, Kelley, Lilley, Lolly, Maelle, Mallery, Marley, Mille, Nelley, Pollee (see Polly), Polley, Polly, Salley, Talley, Tilley, Valley and Yolley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Molley.

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