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What does Holiday mean?

Holiday Pronunciation of Holiday [hol-i-day] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Holiday) means "holy day". Originally meant to honor the calendar of the Christian church. Now, it has taken on the aura of joy and mirth.

Associated with: joy.


Holiday has 2 variants: Holladay and Holliday.

Creative forms:
(female) Holdi, Holidi, ..

(male) Holdi, Holidi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Holiday Audra (H.A.), ..

How popular is Holiday?

Holiday is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4968 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Holiday has not been ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Holiday name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Holiday outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Halia, Halima, Halimah, Halina, Hamida, Hamidah, Heida, Heidey, Heidy, Helia, Helima, Helisa, Hilda, Hildy, Holda, Holde (see Holda), Holley, Holly, Hulda, Huldah, Hyday, Hylda and Loveday. These names tend to be more commonly used than Holiday.

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