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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Holy

  • How many people with the first name Holy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 78 babies born with the first name Holy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Holy to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Holy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Holy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Holy is Saturday, July 9th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Holy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Holy was in 2014 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Holy: Your name in reverse order is Yloh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hloy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Holy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 829 people with the last name Holy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Holy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Holy as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Holy as a last name

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Common first names for Holy

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Holy U.S.
  White 90.71% 64.26%
  African American 2.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.93% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.97% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Holy

People with the last name Holy are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ho"ly
  1. Set apart to the service or worship of God; hallowed; sacred; reserved from profane or common use; holy vessels; a holy priesthood." Holyrites and solemn feasts." [Milton.]
  2. Spiritually whole or sound; of unimpaired innocence and virtue; free from sinful affections; pure in heart; godly; pious; irreproachable; guiltless; acceptable to God."Now through her round of holy thought The Church our annual steps has brought." [Keble.]

Etymology: OE. holi hali, AS. hālig, fr. hæl health, salvation, happiness, fr. hāl whole, well; akin to OS. h�lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See Whole, and cf. Halibut Halidom Hallow Hollyhock

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A sacred place of pilgrimage
  2. Belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

Other Inspirations for the Name Holy

Holy Bible
Holy Cow
Holy Grail
Holy Roman Empire
Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Dc
Holy Cross
Holy Cross Hospital

What does the name Holy mean?

His for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

Ois for orderly, a lifelong passion.

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

Yis for yes, always open to new possibilities

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