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Holden 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 J.D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye" is named Holden Caulfield.Baby names that sound like Holden are Halden, Haldan and Halten. Other similar baby names are Colden and Golden.
Popularity of Holden
Holden is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#919 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Holden compared with similar and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Holden only.