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What does Holley mean?

Holley /hol-ley/ 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 5 variants: Hollee, Holleigh, Holli, Hollie and Hollye.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Hiley, Hilley, ..

(male) Holden, Holwes, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Holley for girls. Holley was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #1328 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of Holley and affiliated names. Holly (#449 from recent data), Hollie (#1985) and Holli are the popular varying forms of Holley. Usage of these forms of Holley was at its apex 34 years ago (median #653) and has become significantly lower since, with versions such as Holly becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Holley, Holli, Hollie, Holly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hollie, Holly outside U.S.

Similar Names


Holley is pronounced similarly to Haeley, Haely, Hailea, Hailee, Hailey, Haily, Halea, Haley, Halie, Halley, Halli, Hallie, Hally, Haylea, Haylee, Hayley, Hella, Hellee, Hellia, Hillie and Hilly. Other suggested similar names are Alley, Billey, Calley, Coley, Collet, Colly, Corley, Dollee (see Dolly), Dolley, Dolly, Hadley, Halle, Harley, Hedley, Helle, Hellen, Hill, Hille, Hillery, Holde (see Holda), Holle, Holles, Holless (see Hollis), Hollis, Honey, Joley, Jooley, Kalley, Kelley, Lilley, Lolly, Mollee, Molley, Molly, Nelley, Pollee (see Polly), Polley, Polly, Salley, Talley, Tilley, Valley and Yolley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Holley.