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Pollyanna - Meaning of Pollyanna

What does Pollyanna mean?

Meaning of the name PollyannaPollyPollyannPolyanPolleeAnnaPalikiPoliePolyannaPailiPollyanaPolliePolyanePoliannaPolianPollyannePolianaPolleyPolyana

[ 4 syll. pol-lyan-na, po-llya-nna ] The baby girl name Pollyanna is pronounced as PaaL-iy-AEN-ah (English) †. Pollyanna's origin, as well as its use, is in the English language. The name is from the combination of Polly and Anna. It was first invented by Eleanor H. Porter for her novel Pollyanna (1913), in which the titular heroine is a girl with an overly optimistic attitude. Pollyanna has thereafter come into use as a term for someone with the same outlook.

Pollyanna is a variant of the name Polly (English and Hebrew) in the English language.

Polian, Poliana, Polianna, Pollyana, Pollyann, Pollyanne, Polyan, Polyana, Polyane, and Polyanna are variants of Pollyanna.

Variant forms share the origin and meaning of Pollyanna.

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Pollyanna is a rare baby girl name. It is not listed in the top 1000. In 2015, out of the family of girl names directly linked to Pollyanna, Anna was the most regularly used.

Baby names that sound like Pollyanna include Polyanna, Palomeana, Palomeena, Palomeina, Palomiena, Pellonea, Pelloniah, Pelonea, Poliana, Polianna, Polimnia, Pollyana, Polyana, Polyhymnia, Polyhymniah, Polymnia, Polymniah, Palmelia, Palemona, and Palma.

† Pronunciation for Pollyanna: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"


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