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For other uses, see Polly (disambiguation).

Polly is a nickname for Mary, and is derived from another nickname for Mary, Molly. It is sometimes used as a name in its own right.

People named or nicknamed Polly[edit]



Art, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]

  • Polly (Doctor Who), in the Doctor Who series, a companion of the First and Second Doctors
  • Polly (Underdog), a character in Underdog
  • Aunt Polly, in the novels Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Polly, the parrot in the Looney Tunes cartoon, Buccaneer Bunny (released in 1948), which repetitively echoes - as a request rather than a question - Bugs Bunny's inquiry, "Polly want a cracker?"
  • Polly Becker, on the BBC soap opera EastEnders (1997-1998)
  • Polly Churchill, a main character in Connie Willis' two-part novel Blackout/All Clear (2010)
  • Polly O'Keefe, protagonist or major character in four Madeleine L'Engle novels
  • Polly Peachum, a character in Bertolt Brecht's play The Threepenny Opera
  • Polly Plummer, a main character in C. S. Lewis' novel The Magician's Nephew
  • Polly Prince, title character in the film Along Came Polly (played by Jennifer Aniston)
  • Polly Shelby, a senior member of the principal gangster family featured in the BBC TV series Peaky Blinders
  • Polly Sherman, the waitress in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers (played by Connie Booth)



  • "Polly Want a Safe Cracker", an episode of Hokey Wolf


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