Molloy Family History
Molloy Name Meaning
shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolmhuaidh ‘descendant of Maolmhuadh’, a personal name composed of the elements maol ‘chieftain’ + muadh ‘noble’, ‘grand’, ‘big’. shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Aodha ‘descendant of the devotee of Aodh’ (see McCoy). reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Mhaodhóg ‘descendant of the devotee of (Saint) Maodhóg’. Compare Logue. variant of Mulvihill and Slowey.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press