What does Holden mean?
Holden /hold-en/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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.
VariationsKreatif forms: Holdenno, Holtden, Hooden. [more]
How popular is Holden?
Holden is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#940 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Holden for boys. Holden entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak position of #288 in the U.S. in 2013, and is presently at #292. (2014 Birth Statistics)