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What does Hollis mean?

Hollis Pronunciation of Hollis [hol-lis] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Hollis) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hollis is "near the holly bushes". Place name. Sounds like Holly.

Associated with: old english, bushes (tree).


Hollis has 5 variants: Hollace, Holles, Holless, Holliss and Holyss.

6 more alternative forms via Holly: Hollee, Holleigh, Holley, Holli, Hollie and Hollye.

Creative forms:
(female) Hallis, Holis, ..

(male) Holes, Hollow, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hollis Salma (H.S.), ..

How popular is Hollis?

Hollis is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2318 out of 4276, Top 54%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#1164 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Hollis entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #1021 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is presently at #1900. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Hollis (#1900 via latest list) are Holly (#490 via latest list), Hollie, Holli and Holley. These relations of Hollis were popular as baby names 4 decades ago (adoption of 0.36%) and are now significantly less common (adoption 0.04%, 90.2%).

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

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

Similar Names

Hollis is pronounced similarly to Heloise. Other suggested similar names are Allis, Collie, Collis, Colliss (see Collis), Dallis, Dellis, Dolli, Dollie, Dyllis, Ellis, Fillis, Fyllis, Halli, Hallie, Helisa, Hellia, Heloisa, Hillie, Holle, Lollie, Molli, Mollie, Polli, Pollie, Wallis and Yollie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hollis.

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