What does the name Pollyanna mean? The meaning of the name Pollyanna is Combination Name. The origin of the name Pollyanna is English. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Alternate spellings: Polly-anna
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Name Notes: Combination of Polly and Anna. Because of the book and movie of the same name, the name is also used as a noun to describe a person who has an overly-optimistic view on life.