Holly

Holly - A very unique female name



  Jan 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Holly appeared on the charts for the first time in 1923 on position #1920. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Holly and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Holly? 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 Holly. The baby girl name Holly was given to 703 baby girls in 2012, ranking #424 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,010 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Holly peaked in popularity 40 years ago in 1979 on position 48.



Famous with this name

Lauren Holly
Holly Deveaux
Holly Hunter


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Holly is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Holly is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #253 - and is the least popular in Tennessee at position #970.

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 Holly is where you live.


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Holly origin and meaning

Holly is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Holly, pop culture references for the name Holly and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Holly

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

Haley / Hailey / Hayley / Haylee / Hallie / Hollie / Hailee / Halle / Haylie / Halie /

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
2012424
2011424
2010407
2009371
2008363
2007339
2006340
2005305
2004293
2003261
2002232
2001217
2000189
1999180
1998163
1997152
1996130
1995126
1994111
1993108
199299
1991105
199089
198979
198872
198771
198663
198556
198453
198348
198261
198163
198052
197948
197855
197752
197656
197555
197456
197354
197271
197176
197075
196987
1968103
1967108
1966100
1965112
1964120
1963132
1962148
1961159
1960161
1959167
1958167
1957157
1956161
1955144
1954166
1953200
1952214
1951237
1950269
1949313
1948295
1947294
1946332
1945366
1944420
1943414
1942494
1941610
1940911
1939937
1938937
1937989
19361167
19351498
19321292
19301773
19271925
19231920

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine253
Wisconsin276
New Mexico284
Colorado300
Nebraska307
Washington307
Idaho318
Missouri326
Arizona329
Utah334
Kentucky336
Virginia352
Indiana362
South Carolina365
Oklahoma372
Georgia376
Mississippi376
Ohio380
Florida388
Michigan391
Illinois405
New Jersey415
North Carolina419
Oregon438
Kansas440
Texas463
Pennsylvania468
Connecticut476
California483
Iowa492
Minnesota525
Arkansas531
Alabama558
Louisiana600
New York634
Massachusetts643
Maryland794
Tennessee970

Even more about Holly


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 Holly 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 female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Holly?

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
1979
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Holly
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,010
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1923
2012 births +703

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