What does the baby name Jolly mean? Learn about what Jolly means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Jolly - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Jolly
J-O-L-L-Y, is a 5-letter female given name.
Pronunciation of Jolly
JAW lee
Meaning of Jolly
Jolly, merry.
Origin of Jolly
The name 'Jolly' is of English origin. It is derived from the Middle English word 'joli', meaning 'joyful' or 'cheerful'. The name 'Jolly' has been used as both a given name and a surname.
English Names
Virtue Names
Popularity of Jolly
The name 'Jolly' is not as widely popular as some other names. It is considered to be a relatively rare name. However, it has been used by parents who appreciate its unique and cheerful connotations.
Jolly currently has 2 likes, and is in the top 15% of liked girl's names. The name Abayomi is slightly more popular than Jolly.

Etymology of Jolly

The etymology of the name 'Jolly' can be traced back to the Old French word 'jolif', meaning 'merry' or 'happy'. Over time, the spelling and pronunciation evolved into 'joli' in Middle English, and eventually 'jolly' in Modern English. The name 'Jolly' reflects a sense of joy and happiness.

Cultural Significance of Jolly

The name 'Jolly' does not hold significant cultural or religious associations. However, it embodies a positive and upbeat quality that is often appreciated by individuals and families who choose this name for their child.