Hollis

First Name
18k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
29k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hollis

"Hollis" is a name of English origin, and it means "Near the Holly". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Notable Persons Named Hollis

Hollis Thompson is a basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers and Tulsa 66ers in the National Basketball Association. He was most prominent from 2012 to present. Hollis was born on April 3rd, 1991 in Los Angeles.

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Hollis is a musician. Her ongoing career started in 2013. Hollis was given the name Hollis Wong-Wear in Petaluma, California, U.S. Hollis is also known as Hollis Wong-Wear (full name).

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Hollis Frampton was an artist & writer. Hollis was born on March 11th, 1936 in Wooster, Ohio, United States. He breathed his last breath on March 30th, 1984.

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Hollis was born as the child of Christopher Chenery on January 6th, 1918 in Richmond, Virginia. He breathed his last breath on September 1st, 1994.

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Hollis Liverpool aka Chalkdust is a scientist in the fields of history and ethnomusicology.

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Hollis Caswell was an educator. Hollis was born on October 22nd, 1901 in Woodruff, Kansas, U.S. He passed away on November 22nd, 1988.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hollis

Mark Hollis is a new romanticism, new wave music, synthpop, art rock, post-rock, folk music, jazz, and ambient music musician. He plays Guitar, Piano, Electronic organ, Melodica, Bass guitar, Gretsch, Ibanez, and Vocals. He holds the title The Colour of Spring". His most notable accomplishments were from 1977 to 1998. Mark was given the name Mark David Hollis on January 4th, 1955.

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Hit-Boy is a hip hop music musician. He plays FL Studio and Vocals. He was most active from 2003 to present. Hit-Boy was given the name Chauncey Hollis Jr. on May 21st, 1987. Hit-Boy is also known as Hollis and Chauncey.

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Hollis is a musician. Her ongoing career started in 2013. Hollis was given the name Hollis Wong-Wear in Petaluma, California, U.S. Hollis is also known as Hollis Wong-Wear (full name).

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John Hollis was an actor. He was most prominent from 1959 to 1999. John was given the name Bertie Wyn Hollis on January 24th, 1931 in Fulham, London, England, UK. He left this life on October 18th, 2005.

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Stanley Elton Hollis is a military person. His military service ended in 1944.

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Herman Edward Hollis was a law enforcement officer. He holds the title Special Agent. Herman was born on January 27th, 1903 in Des Moines, Iowa. Herman is also known as Ed Hollis and Eddie Hollis. He left this life on November 27th, 1934.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1881 5 0 5
1882 8 0 8
1883 12 0 12
1884 10 0 10
1885 9 0 9
1886 9 0 9
1887 12 0 12
1888 12 0 12
1889 10 0 10
1890 10 0 10
1891 14 0 14
1892 14 0 14
1893 16 0 16
1894 12 0 12
1895 30 6 24
1896 11 0 11
1897 18 0 18
1898 20 0 20
1899 15 0 15
1900 35 0 35
1901 24 0 24
1902 35 8 27
1903 33 6 27
1904 35 7 28
1905 31 6 25
1906 30 0 30
1907 46 9 37
1908 71 15 56
1909 52 11 41
1910 54 8 46
1911 71 11 60
1912 125 11 114
1913 153 15 138
1914 171 12 159
1915 245 25 220
1916 225 18 207
1917 249 26 223
1918 286 23 263
1919 273 24 249
1920 294 21 273
1921 334 40 294
1922 298 24 274
1923 281 22 259
1924 309 18 291
1925 273 22 251
1926 289 14 275
1927 277 23 254
1928 268 12 256
1929 252 18 234
1930 290 22 268
1931 257 16 241
1932 236 13 223
1933 250 14 236
1934 234 13 221
1935 198 12 186
1936 188 12 176
1937 211 17 194
1938 188 14 174
1939 213 17 196
1940 215 18 197
1941 200 16 184
1942 194 16 178
1943 237 30 207
1944 223 59 164
1945 209 42 167
1946 258 62 196
1947 257 61 196
1948 249 96 153
1949 246 82 164
1950 214 71 143
1951 259 106 153
1952 270 124 146
1953 292 141 151
1954 319 123 196
1955 271 110 161
1956 245 103 142
1957 200 75 125
1958 231 74 157
1959 167 45 122
1960 181 53 128
1961 142 34 108
1962 141 43 98
1963 128 46 82
1964 130 34 96
1965 112 26 86
1966 117 31 86
1967 98 31 67
1968 104 18 86
1969 96 21 75
1970 107 29 78
1971 97 16 81
1972 91 22 69
1973 83 20 63
1974 94 21 73
1975 63 18 45
1976 80 16 64
1977 89 20 69
1978 86 20 66
1979 80 18 62
1980 87 24 63
1981 71 25 46
1982 72 22 50
1983 78 26 52
1984 81 35 46
1985 81 29 52
1986 56 24 32
1987 73 27 46
1988 72 30 42
1989 80 39 41
1990 89 45 44
1991 81 28 53
1992 87 36 51
1993 67 23 44
1994 58 23 35
1995 69 24 45
1996 62 22 40
1997 66 32 34
1998 70 29 41
1999 78 20 58
2000 49 18 31
2001 63 27 36
2002 68 27 41
2003 75 23 52
2004 60 26 34
2005 67 30 37
2006 96 38 58
2007 107 41 66
2008 122 49 73
2009 115 39 76
2010 136 49 87
2011 162 60 102
2012 174 64 110
2013 224 98 126
2014 237 112 125
2015 282 106 176
2016 250 126 124

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Popularity of Hollis as a first name

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Popularity of Hollis as a last name

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Common last names for Hollis

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Jackson
  • Hall
  • Clark
  • Martin
  • Walker
  • Harris
  • Hill

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hollis U.S.
  White 65.53% 64.26%
  African American 28.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hollis

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hollis

  • How Popular is the name Hollis? Hollis is the 1,740th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hollis was the 1,233rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hollis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,278 babies born with the first name Hollis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hollis to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hollis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Hollis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hollis is Saturday, April 7th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Hollis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hollis was in 1921 with a total of 294 babies.
  • Random Hollis Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hollis ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 5 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Hollis: Your name in reverse order is Silloh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iloshl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hollis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 28,617 people with the last name Hollis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hollis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Hollis as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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