What does Holly mean?
Botanical name from Middle English holi(n), Old English holegn. First used in the early 20th century. Holly Golightly is the heroine in Truman Capote's nove "Breakfast at Tiffany's", which was made into a film in 1961, starring Audrey Hepburn. The name is often given to daughters born on or near Christmas. Actress Holly Hunter; singer Holly Near.
Related girl name: Hollis.Kreatif forms: Huly. [more]
How popular is Holly?
Holly is a very popular first name for women (#186 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3680 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name history of Holly for girls. Holly was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #58 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is currently at #449. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Hollie and Holli are the prominent related forms of Holly (#449 the previous year). These forms of Holly were at the apex of their popularity 4 decades ago (usage of 0.6%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 0.18%, ▼69%), with versions such as Holli falling out of fashion. Holly is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these.
Thinking of names?
Holly▲ is pronounced similarly to Haeley, Haely, Hailey▲, Haily, Hala, Halah, Halea, Haley▲, Hali▼, Halia, Halie▼, Halley, Halli, Hallie▼, Hally, Hayley▲, Helia, Hella, Hellee, Hellia, Hillie and Hilly. Other suggested similar baby names are Ally▼, Billy▼, Cally, Cilly, Colly, Corly, Delly, Dolly▼, Elly, Gilly, Hadly, Halle▼, Harly, Hedly, Helle, Hildy, Hill, Hille, Holda, Holde, Holle, Holles, Honey, Jilly, Joelly, Joely, Joly, Jully, Kally, Kelly▲, Lally, Lilly▲, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly▲, Nelly, Polly▼, Sally▼, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Holly.