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199k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Holly

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Plant With Red Berries
  • #361 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1880505
1885606
1888808
1892606
1893880
1894808
18961156
1897770
1898550
1899550
1900808
1904660
1905505
190610100
1907990
190817107
1909606
1910770
19111596
191220911
1913271116
1914331518
1915341816
1916341816
1917412021
1918461432
1919291217
1920421824
1921381523
1922402218
1923421725
1924461828
1925421824
1926372017
1927462521
1928382414
1929422220
1930472522
1931382810
1932523220
1933422517
1934442816
1935544410
1936614912
1937624814
1938786612
1939887018
1940897415
194115113417
194224323013
194333631818
194431730512
194539538213
194653050921
194773070822
194869267319
194964363112
195085283418
19511,0871,06918
19521,3341,31717
19531,5781,56315
19542,1082,09414
19552,5182,50315
19562,3502,32525
19572,4122,39418
19582,2622,24319
19592,3102,29119
19602,5962,58016
19612,5852,57411
19622,9352,92411
19633,1483,13414
19643,4983,47919
19653,3713,35714
19663,4123,39715#100 girl name
19673,1763,15422
19683,4383,42018
19694,1404,12713#87 girl name
19704,9514,93813#74 girl name
19714,7644,74519#76 girl name
19724,3944,37420#71 girl name
19735,1405,11525#54 girl name
19745,1625,14022#56 girl name
19755,0595,04910#55 girl name
19765,1985,17721#56 girl name
19775,4825,46319#52 girl name
19784,9984,97523#55 girl name
19795,5065,48620#48 girl name
19805,3065,28224#52 girl name
19814,5944,56529#63 girl name
19824,6994,68217#61 girl name
19836,4156,38728#48 girl name
19845,9425,92517#53 girl name
19855,6285,60325#56 girl name
19864,8664,83729#63 girl name
19874,2734,25617#71 girl name
19884,2334,21617#72 girl name
19893,9143,89519#79 girl name
19903,7763,7715#89 girl name
19913,2943,2877
19923,3563,3488#99 girl name
19933,0363,0315
19942,9322,9248
19952,5442,5440
19962,4382,4380
19972,0612,0565
19981,9251,9205
19991,7491,7490
20001,6901,6900
20011,4611,4610
20021,3621,3620
20031,2251,2250
20041,1261,1188
20051,0401,0400
20069559550
20079769760
20089059050
20098578570
20107717710
20117337330
20127397390
20136826820
20147087080

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Holly" ranks #82 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 80 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1969. Across the entire United States a total of 4,140 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Holly" mean? The list below shows the origins of Holly as well as things modernly associated with the name Holly such as celebrities named Holly.

English

Origin and Meaning of Holly

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.

Holly Marie Combs

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

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Holly Willoughby

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

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Holly Madison

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

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Holly Hunter

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

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Holly Valance

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

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Holly Robinson Peete

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

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Alternative Meanings

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

L is for love, everlasting.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Ylloh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lyhlo". 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.

Past life for Holly born May 12, 1933

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Name poster for Holly

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