Polly Family History
Polly Name Meaning
French and English (of Norman origin): from Old French poli ‘agreeable’, ‘polite’ (literally ‘polished’, past participle of Old French polir), hence a nickname for a courteous or amiable person (perhaps also sometimes given ironically to a boor). Altered form of German Polley, a habitational name from any of several places so named in Anhalt and Brandenburg.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press