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). Hilley is a common surname.
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%, down 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.