Name: Holly

Origin and Meaning of the Name Holly

  • Meaning:
    Holly
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (HOLL ee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Holly)
  • Rating:
    Low
    High

Miscellaneous Info for Holly

  • Categories:
  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The holly is a type of plant with red berries and a serrated leaf edge. It is usually associated with Christmas - especially with the song: 'The Holly and the Ivy'.

    Holly Hunter is an Academy Award winning, or Oscar winning, actress. Holly Marie Combs is also an actress, most famous for her role in the TV show 'Charmed'. Holly Valance is an Australian actress.

    It is popular in the UK, where it is in the top 30, and New Zealand where it was #22 in 2006.

Similar Names to Holly for Boys & Girls

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

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Holly - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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