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Meaning and name origin

Holden \ho(l)-den\ as a boy's name is pronounced HOHL-den. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Holden is "deep valley". The hero of JD Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye" is named Holden Caulfield.


Holden is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#919 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Similar Names

Holden is also pronounced similarly to Haldan and Halden. Other suggested similar baby names are Colden, Golden and Halten. Like Holden, these names are not commonly used.


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