Once a pet name of Mary, Mollie is now a separate given name. The “ie” ending gives it a bit more sass and is a little closer to the original Irish name, where it’s still considerably popular. You’ll have no problem with people mispronouncing it, but your daughter might get a lot of awards and Valentine’s Day cards with “Molly” on them.


  • english: Bitter
  • irish: Bitter

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

Famous Namesakes:

Actress Mollie Sugden, Singer Mollie King, Chef/Author Mollie Katzen, Musician Mollie O'Brien

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Meredith Baxter