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Holmes meaning and name origin

Holmes \ho(l)-mes\ as a boy's name is pronounced holms. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Holmes is "holly; islands in the river". Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.

For more information, see also the related name Hume.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Holmes.

Popularity of Holmes

Holmes is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#145 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Holmes name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Holmes with similar and related boy baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Holmes name in U.S.
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