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Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #747).

What does the name "Holly" mean?

Holly (English): Plant With Red Berries

The name "Holly" is of English origin and it means "Plant With Red Berries". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

L is for loyalty, that you show.

L is for love, your love of life!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ylloh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yllho". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Holly" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Holly? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 199,496 babies born with the name Holly in the United States. That's more than enough Hollies to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Holly" was in 1983 with a total of 6,387 babies. (That's a lot of baby Hollies)

According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Holly" is not a popular baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1976. Across the entire United States a total of 5,198 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Holly popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Holly in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Holly

Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie Combs is an actress and television producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1985 to present. Holly was born in 1973 in San Diego, California, U.S.


Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby is a tv presentermodel with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Holly was born in 1981 as Holly Marie Willoughby in Brighton, England.


Holly Madison

Holly Madison is a television personality and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1998 to present. Holly was born in 1979 as Holly Sue Cullen in Astoria, Oregon, U.S.


Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1981 to present. Holly was born in 1958 in Conyers, Georgia, U.S.


Holly Valance

Holly Valance is an actress, singer, and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. Holly was born in 1983 as Holly Rachel Vukadinovic in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia.


Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete is an actress, model, singer, and presenter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1969 to present. Holly was born in 1964 as Holly Elizabeth Robinson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.


Past life for Holly born Oct 23, 1941

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Australia approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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