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 Houlihan

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Alt. Meaning

H is for heart, warm and loving.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

I is for inventor, how many things will you create?

H is for hand, that you always give.

A is for aspirations, many to be attained

N is for nifty, how neat!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Houlihan

Con Houlihan was a sports journalism. Con was born on December 6th, 1925 in Castleisland. He left this life on August 4th, 2012.


Christopher Houlihan is a classical music organist. He plays Organ (music). Christopher was given the name Christopher Mark Houlihan on October 6th, 1987. Christopher is also known as Houli.


He was most active from 1971 to 1971. Pat was born on November 7th, 1929 in Deptford. He left this life on November 8th, 2006.


Ryan Houlihan is an australian rules football player.


Carolyn Houlihan is an actor, beauty pageant, film actress, and beauty contestant.


Adam Houlihan is an australian rules football player.


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Popularity of Houlihan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Houlihan U.S.
  White 94.57% 64.26%
  African American 0.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Houlihan

People with the last name Houlihan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Houlihan

  • How Popular is the name Houlihan? As a last name Houlihan was the 8,365th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Houlihan? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Houlihan was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Houlihan: Your name in reverse order is Nahiluoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oiahuhln. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Houlihan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,958 people with the last name Houlihan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Houlihan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Houlihan as their last name.

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