Holden

Holden - A very unique male name



  Jan 16,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Holden, meaning hollow valley, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1986 on position #1695. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Holden and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Holden? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Holden. The baby boy name Holden was given to 1,146 baby boys in 2012, ranking #296 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,432 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Holden peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 296.



Famous with this name

Bob Holden
Haydn Holden
June Holden


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Holden is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Holden is currently topping the baby name charts in Vermont at position #108 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #563.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Holden is where you live.


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Holden origin and meaning

Holden is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means hollow valley. To see famous people named Holden, pop culture references for the name Holden and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Holden

We've found the following names that sound similar to Holden, sorted by popularity.

Hilton / Holton / Holdyn / Hilding / Holten /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012296
2011296
2010313
2009333
2008355
2007378
2006385
2005359
2004371
2003423
2002408
2001444
2000451
1999434
1998415
1997481
1996579
1995599
1994606
1993636
1992750
1991687
1990752
1989914
1988793
19871175
19861695

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Vermont108
North Dakota137
Montana149
West Virginia156
North Carolina172
Maine184
Virginia190
Iowa192
South Carolina196
South Dakota198
New Hampshire199
Indiana199
Tennessee203
Kansas210
Ohio211
Nebraska212
Utah220
Colorado222
Oregon232
Kentucky242
Idaho246
Maryland247
Minnesota247
Oklahoma275
Missouri286
Wisconsin286
Pennsylvania289
Alabama301
Georgia301
Louisiana306
Texas309
Connecticut314
Washington315
Michigan319
Massachusetts331
Florida344
Arkansas354
Nevada366
Illinois368
California413
Arizona418
New York429
Mississippi434
New Jersey563

Even more about Holden


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Holden a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Holden?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Holden
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,432
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1986
2012 births +1,146

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