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199k
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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 0 5
1885 6 0 6
1888 8 0 8
1892 6 0 6
1893 8 8 0
1894 8 0 8
1896 11 5 6
1897 7 7 0
1898 5 5 0
1899 5 5 0
1900 8 0 8
1904 6 6 0
1905 5 0 5
1906 10 10 0
1907 9 9 0
1908 17 10 7
1909 6 0 6
1910 7 7 0
1911 15 9 6
1912 20 9 11
1913 27 11 16
1914 33 15 18
1915 34 18 16
1916 34 18 16
1917 41 20 21
1918 46 14 32
1919 29 12 17
1920 42 18 24
1921 38 15 23
1922 40 22 18
1923 42 17 25
1924 46 18 28
1925 42 18 24
1926 37 20 17
1927 46 25 21
1928 38 24 14
1929 42 22 20
1930 47 25 22
1931 38 28 10
1932 52 32 20
1933 42 25 17
1934 44 28 16
1935 54 44 10
1936 61 49 12
1937 62 48 14
1938 78 66 12
1939 88 70 18
1940 89 74 15
1941 151 134 17
1942 243 230 13
1943 336 318 18
1944 317 305 12
1945 395 382 13
1946 530 509 21
1947 730 708 22
1948 692 673 19
1949 643 631 12
1950 852 834 18
1951 1,087 1,069 18
1952 1,334 1,317 17
1953 1,578 1,563 15
1954 2,108 2,094 14
1955 2,518 2,503 15
1956 2,350 2,325 25
1957 2,412 2,394 18
1958 2,262 2,243 19
1959 2,310 2,291 19
1960 2,596 2,580 16
1961 2,585 2,574 11
1962 2,935 2,924 11
1963 3,148 3,134 14
1964 3,498 3,479 19
1965 3,371 3,357 14
1966 3,412 3,397 15 #100 girl name
1967 3,176 3,154 22
1968 3,438 3,420 18
1969 4,140 4,127 13 #87 girl name
1970 4,951 4,938 13 #74 girl name
1971 4,764 4,745 19 #76 girl name
1972 4,394 4,374 20 #71 girl name
1973 5,140 5,115 25 #54 girl name
1974 5,162 5,140 22 #56 girl name
1975 5,059 5,049 10 #55 girl name
1976 5,198 5,177 21 #56 girl name
1977 5,482 5,463 19 #52 girl name
1978 4,998 4,975 23 #55 girl name
1979 5,506 5,486 20 #48 girl name
1980 5,306 5,282 24 #52 girl name
1981 4,594 4,565 29 #63 girl name
1982 4,699 4,682 17 #61 girl name
1983 6,415 6,387 28 #48 girl name
1984 5,942 5,925 17 #53 girl name
1985 5,628 5,603 25 #56 girl name
1986 4,866 4,837 29 #63 girl name
1987 4,273 4,256 17 #71 girl name
1988 4,233 4,216 17 #72 girl name
1989 3,914 3,895 19 #79 girl name
1990 3,776 3,771 5 #89 girl name
1991 3,294 3,287 7
1992 3,356 3,348 8 #99 girl name
1993 3,036 3,031 5
1994 2,932 2,924 8
1995 2,544 2,544 0
1996 2,438 2,438 0
1997 2,061 2,056 5
1998 1,925 1,920 5
1999 1,749 1,749 0
2000 1,690 1,690 0
2001 1,461 1,461 0
2002 1,362 1,362 0
2003 1,225 1,225 0
2004 1,126 1,118 8
2005 1,040 1,040 0
2006 955 955 0
2007 976 976 0
2008 905 905 0
2009 857 857 0
2010 771 771 0
2011 733 733 0
2012 739 739 0
2013 682 682 0
2014 708 708 0

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 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Holly" ranks #68 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 66 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1987. Across the entire United States a total of 4,273 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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Where is the name Holly popular?

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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 heavenly, your spirit is strong.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

L is for luster, your shine.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Ylloh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ylloh". 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 Mar 24, 1949

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 Southern New Zealand approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

Name poster for Holly

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