Name: Holden

Origin and Meaning of the Name Holden

  • Meaning:
    Deep Valley
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (HOLE den)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Holden)
  • Rating:
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Miscellaneous Info for Holden

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Holden is an English surname which was first taken from the same English place name. It is made up of the Old English elements 'hol' (deep, hollow) and 'denu' (valley). It is used fairly regularly as a first name in the USA, where it has been in the top 1000 names since 1987; in 2006 it sat in the low 300s.

    Holden Caulfield was the main character in the novel "The Catcher in the Rye", written by J.D. Salinger.

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Popularity Rank of Holden (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Holden - Rankings by Year

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