What does Holley mean?
Holley /hol-ley/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Holley is "the holly tree". Holley is an alternate form of Holly (Old English) with the suffix -ey.
Holley has 1 more alternative form via Holly: Hollyann.Kreatif forms: Holla, Holney. [more]
How popular is Holley?
Holley is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2319 out of 4276, Top 54%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#1098 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Holley and affiliated names. Holly (#449 last year), Hollie and Holli are the popular varying forms of Holley (outside Top 1000). Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.602%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.1837%, ▼69.5%), with the versions Holli and Hollie becoming less trendy. Holly (#449) is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Holley is pronounced similarly to Haeley, Hailey▲, Haley▲, Halley, Hally, Hayley▲, Hellee and Hilly. Other suggested similar baby names are Dolley, Halle▼, Hille, Holle, Holles, Molley, Polley and Yolley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Holley.