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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Holliday

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Holliday

Holliday Grainger is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1994. Holliday was given the name Holliday Clark Grainger on March 27th, 1988 in Didsbury, Manchester, England. Holliday is also known as Holly Grainger.


Holliday was born on August 2nd, 1844 in Wakefield. He passed away on March 10th, 1919.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Holliday

Doc Holliday was a dentist, professional gambler, gunfighter, dentistry, gambling, and professionalgambler. Doc was given the name John Henry Holliday on August 14th, 1851 in Griffin, Georgia, U.S. He left this life on November 8th, 1887.


Judy Holliday was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1938 to present. Judy was given the name Judith Tuvim on June 21st, 1921 in New York City, New York, U.S. She died on June 7th, 1965.


Matt Holliday is a baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals. Matt was born on January 15th, 1980 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


Polly Holliday is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1973 to 2010. Polly was given the name Polly Dean Holliday on July 2nd, 1937 in Jasper, Alabama, U.S.


Tess Holliday is a plus-size model, make-up artist, blogger, and blog. Tess was given the name Ryann Maegen Hoven on July 5th, 1985 in Laurel, Mississippi. Tess is also known as Tess Munster.


Jennifer Holliday is a contemporary r&b, soul music, pop music, house music, dance music, and gospel music musician. She plays Human voice. She was most active from 1979 to present. Jennifer was given the name Jennifer Yvette Holliday on October 19th, 1960.


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Popularity of Holliday as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Holliday U.S.
  White 68.89% 64.26%
  African American 25.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.88% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Holliday

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

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Fun Facts about the name Holliday

  • How Popular is the name Holliday? Holliday is the 43,533rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Holliday was the 1,748th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Holliday have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 64 babies born with the first name Holliday in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Holliday? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Holliday first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Holliday is Thursday, November 2nd, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Holliday born? The highest recorded use of the first name Holliday was in 2014 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Holliday: Your name in reverse order is Yadilloh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Diyaollh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Holliday? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,491 people with the last name Holliday.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Holliday? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Holliday as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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