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

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Origin and Meaning of Holyoke

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Alt. Meaning

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

O is for original, one of a kind!

L is for luster, your shine.

Y is for young, the years never show!

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

E is for eager, let's get started!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Holyoke

Edward Holyoke was an office holder. Edward was born on June 26th, 1689. He breathed his last breath on June 1st, 1769.


Edward was born Edward Augustus Holyoke on August 1st, 1728 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on March 31st, 1829.


William was born on March 13th, 1868 in New Hampshire. William is also known as Holyoke and William Edward. He died on April 3rd, 1934.


Where is the name Holyoke popular?

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Popularity of Holyoke as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Holyoke as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, or Maine.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Holyoke U.S.
  White 89.64% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.93% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Holyoke

People with the last name Holyoke are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Holyoke

  • How Popular is the name Holyoke? As a last name Holyoke was the 69,996th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Holyoke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Holyoke is Saturday, March 25th, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Holyoke? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Holyoke. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Holyoke: Your name in reverse order is Ekoyloh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eoylhok. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Holyoke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 280 people with the last name Holyoke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Holyoke? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Holyoke as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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