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What does Hollister mean?

Hollister Pronunciation of Hollister [hol-lis-ter] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and Hollister means "the holly tree". Hollister is an alternate spelling of Hollis (Old English).

Associated with: old english, holly (tree).


1 related form via Hollis: Holliss.

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Middle name pairings:
Hollister Colten (H.C.), ..

How popular is Hollister?

Hollister is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#5675 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular related form of Hollister (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 is Hollis (#1094 the previous year). Adoption of this form of Hollister was common among parents 105 years ago and has become much reduced since. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hollister and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alaister, Alaster, Aleister, Alester, Alister, Allaster, Allister, Allistir, Allyster, Alyster, Christer, Colier, Collayer, Collier, Collyer, Colter, Coster, Coulter, Elisher, Forester, Forrester, Forster, Foster, Hallie, Hallsey (see Halsey), Hallstead, Hallsted, Hallstein, Halsted, Helier, Heller, Hiller, Hillie, Hillier, Hillierd (see Hilliard), Hillyer, Holliday, Krister, Loller, Macalister, Macallister, Mcalister, Mcallister, Olliver, Rochester, Rossiter, Silvester, Sylvester, Vollker and Wister. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hollister.

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