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Polly is a nickname, often for either Mary or Dorothy, derived from their respective nicknames Molly and Dolly. Polly is sometimes a name in its own right.

People named or nicknamed Polly[edit]



  • Bill Perkins (Australian rules footballer) (1920–2009), also known as Polly
  • Graham Farmer (born 1935), retired Australian rules football player and coach, who is nicknamed Polly
  • Polly Umrigar (1926–2006), Indian cricketer
  • Polly Wolfe (1888–1939), American Major League Baseball player
  • Polly Hopkins, in the Portsmouth area, particularly in Portsea Island, it was common for any male person with surname Hopkins and serving in the Royal Navy to be nicknamed Polly

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