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Holly Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Holly is of English origin.

The meaning of Holly is "holly tree".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 449  in baby name popularity for girls with 708 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Holly Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Holly has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Holly to other names.


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Related Names

Holly is a variant spelling of Hollice.

Variants of the name Holly include Hollie.

The names Holley, Holli are all forms of Holly.

Other Tidbits

Holly falls into the name categories flower, tree.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Holly in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Holly.

Just for fun, see the name Holly in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Holly in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.