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Meaning and name origin

Holley \ho(l)-ley\ as a girl's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Holley is "the holly tree". Holley is a variant of Holly (Old English): botanical name first used in the early 20th century.

Holley has 5 variant forms: Hollee, Holleigh, Holli, Hollie, Hollye.


Holley is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2319 out of 4276, Top 54%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1030 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Holley and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Holly (#449), Hollie and Holli. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Holly, Hollie, Holli in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Holley is also 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 commonly used than Holley.