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What does Holley mean?

Holley Pronunciation of Holley as a name for girls is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Holley is "the holly tree". Holley is an alternate form of Holly (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, tree


VARIANTS Hollye, Hollie, Holli, Holleigh, Hollee



Holley Carli (H.C.), ..

How popular is Holley?

Holley is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2319 out of 4276, Top 54%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#1098 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Holley was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #1328 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Holley name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Holley outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Holly (#509 FROM RECENT DATA), Holli and Hollie are the popular varying forms of Holley. Usage of these forms of Holley was at its apex 48 years ago (MEDIAN #619) and has become significantly lower since, with versions such as Holli becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Holley, Holli, Hollie, Holly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hollie, Holly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Holley is pronounced similarly to Haeley, Haely, Hailea, Hailee, Hailey, Haily, Halea, Haley, Halie, Halley, Halli, Hallie, Hally, Haylea, Haylee, Hayley, Hella, Hellee, Hellia, Hillie and Hilly. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alley, Billey, Calley, Coley, Collet, Colly, Corley, Dollee (see Dolly), Dolley, Dolly, Hadley, Halle, Harley, Hedley, Helle, Hellen, Hill, Hille, Hillery, Holde (see Holda), Holle, Holles, Holless (see Hollis), Hollis, Honey, Joley, Jooley, Kalley, Kelley, Lilley, Lolly, Mollee, Molley, Molly, Nelley, Pollee (see Polly), Polley, Polly, Salley, Talley, Tilley, Valley and Yolley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Holley.

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