[ 2 syll. dol-ly, do-lly ] The baby boy name Dolly is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is DAAL-iy- †. Dolly is largely used in the Scottish language and it is derived from Celtic origins. Dolly is a pet form of the name Donald (English and Scottish).
See also the related form, Dolaidh (Gaelic).
See also the related category celtic.
Dolly is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Dolly, Donald was the most commonly used. Dolly has predominantly been a girl name in the past century.
† English pronunciation for Dolly: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"