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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Holden

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  • According to a user from New Mexico, United States, the name Holden is of English origin and means "In the meadow".

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Wiktionary
  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A village in Alberta, Canada.
  4. A town in Maine.
  5. A town in Massachusetts.
  6. A city in Missouri.
  7. A town in Utah.
  8. A census-designated place in West Virginia.

Notable Persons Named Holden

Holden Caulfield is a student.

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Holden Chow is a Vice-Chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment, Progress of Hong Kong, Member of the Islands District Council, and Member of theIslands District Council. He was most prominent from 2015 to 2015. Holden was born in 1979 in Hong Kong.

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Holden Thorp is a Provost of Washington University in St. Louis, Provost ofWashington University in St. Louis, and 10th Chancellor of theUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Holden was born on August 16th, 1964 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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Holden was born in 1982 in Blunham.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Holden

Amanda Holden is an actress, presenter, and singer. She was most prominent from 1991 to present. Amanda was given the name Amanda Louise Holden on February 16th, 1971 in Portsmouth.

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William Holden was an actor and wildlife conservationist. He was most active from 1931 to 1931. William was given the name William Franklin Beedle, Jr. on April 17th, 1918 in O'Fallon, Illinois, U.S. He died on November 12th, 1981.

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Laurie Holden is an actress, producer, activist, and film producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Laurie was given the name Heather Laurie Holden by her parents Glen Corbett and Adrienne Ellis on December 17th, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Alexandra Holden is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1996. Alexandra was born on April 30th, 1977 in Northfield, Minnesota.

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Gina Holden is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Gina was born on March 17th, 1975 in Smithers, British Columbia.

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Stuart Holden is a soccer player for the Clemson Tigers men's soccer, Sunderland A.F.C., Houston Dynamo, Bolton Wanderers F.C., Sheffield Wednesday F.C., United States men's national under-20 soccer team, United States men's national under-23 soccer team, and United States men's national soccer. Stuart was born on August 1st, 1985 in Cults, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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How popular is the baby name Holden in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1902 5 0 5
1913 5 0 5
1914 7 0 7
1915 6 0 6
1917 5 0 5
1918 5 0 5
1920 10 0 10
1921 11 0 11
1922 11 0 11
1923 11 0 11
1924 5 0 5
1927 6 0 6
1928 9 0 9
1929 5 0 5
1931 8 0 8
1932 6 0 6
1935 5 0 5
1936 5 0 5
1937 5 0 5
1938 5 0 5
1940 6 0 6
1941 5 0 5
1942 6 0 6
1943 5 0 5
1947 5 0 5
1949 5 0 5
1951 6 0 6
1953 6 0 6
1955 8 0 8
1956 8 0 8
1957 6 0 6
1958 9 0 9
1960 8 0 8
1961 8 0 8
1962 8 0 8
1963 9 0 9
1964 5 0 5
1965 9 0 9
1966 6 0 6
1968 8 0 8
1969 9 0 9
1973 6 0 6
1975 8 0 8
1976 7 0 7
1977 5 0 5
1978 11 0 11
1979 6 0 6
1980 11 0 11
1981 8 0 8
1982 12 0 12
1983 7 0 7
1984 17 0 17
1985 15 0 15
1986 58 0 58
1987 107 0 107
1988 143 0 143
1989 146 0 146
1990 182 0 182
1991 234 0 234
1992 224 0 224
1993 267 0 267
1994 303 5 298
1995 299 0 299
1996 323 0 323
1997 451 0 451
1998 568 6 562
1999 550 8 542
2000 533 6 527
2001 553 6 547
2002 614 0 614
2003 625 6 619
2004 756 9 747
2005 838 8 830
2006 776 0 776
2007 819 8 811
2008 882 5 877
2009 963 8 955
2010 1,021 10 1,011
2011 1,122 8 1,114
2012 1,186 9 1,177
2013 1,214 8 1,206
2014 1,230 14 1,216
2015 1,265 13 1,252
2016 1,365 12 1,353
2017 1,531 13 1,518

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Popularity of Holden as a first name

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Popularity of Holden as a last name

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Common last names for Holden

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Holden U.S.
  White 76.83% 64.26%
  African American 17.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.80% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Holden

People with the last name Holden are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Holden

  • How Popular is the name Holden? Holden is the 1,632nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Holden was the 1,008th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Holden have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,541 babies born with the first name Holden in the United States. That's more than enough people named Holden to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Holden? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1902 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Holden first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Holden is Sunday, October 21st, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Holden born? The highest recorded use of the first name Holden was in 2017 with a total of 1,518 babies. That's a lot of babies named Holden!
  • Random Holden Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Holden ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 22 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Holden: Your name in reverse order is Nedloh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Odlnhe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Holden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 34,824 people with the last name Holden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Holden? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Holden as their last name.

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