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What does Dolly mean?

Dolly Pronunciation of Dolly as a girls' name is pronounced DAH-lee. It is of English origin. Short form of Dorothy. American First Lady Dolley Madison; actress Dolly Parton.


ASSOCIATED WITH lady (noble)


VARIANTS Dollee, Dolley, Dollie

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA DOLLEY, DOROTHY Dodie, Dody, Doe, Doll, Dolli, Dora, Dori, Dorit, Doro, Dorthy, Dory, Dosha, Dosya, Dot, Dottey, Dotty

(female) Dely, ..

(male) Dolby, ..

Dolly Evangeline (D.E.), ..

How popular is Dolly?

Dolly is a very prominent first name for females (#692 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#18724 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Dolly reached its peak position of #317 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dolly name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dolly outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Dodie, Doll, Dollie, Dora, Dori, Dorothy (#586 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Dorthy, Dosha, Dot and Dotty are the prominent alternative forms of Dolly rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Dory, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Dolly reached its most widespread in the 1920s (ADOPTION OF 3.35%) and has become significantly reduced since (ADOPTION 0.03%, 99% LESS).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dolly, Dodie, Doll, Dollie, Dora in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dori, Dorothy, Dorthy, Dosha, Dot, Dotty in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dolly and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dolly is alike in pronunciation to Dalia, Daliya, Dalla, Daly, Dalya, Dayla, Dela, Delia, Delie, Della, Delli, Delly, Delya, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Dilli, Dola and Dolli. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ally, Billy, Cally, Cilly, Colly, Corly, Dell, Delle, Delmy, Dillys, Dodey, Dody, Doll, Donny, Dorey, Dorry, Dory, Dotty, Doxy, Dulcy, Elly, Gilly, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Joelly, Joely, Joly, Jully, Kally, Kelly, Lally, Lilly, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly, Nelly, Polly, Sally, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dolly.