Holly (name)

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The name Holly is derived from the name of the plant.
Gender Female
Word/name Old English
Meaning Related to the plant; related to Christmas time.
Region of origin Europe

Holly is an English given name that has mostly feminine use. The name derives from the name of the plant, from the Old English word holen.[1] Because holly is used as decoration at Christmas, Holly is a name given to girls born around that time or after. Alternate versions include: Hollie, Holli, Holie, etc.[2] As a first name in 2009, Holly ranked #380 for most popular girl baby name in the United States[3] and the 24th most popular girl's name in England in 2012.[4]

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  1. ^ Behind the Name-"Holly" http://www.behindthename.com/name/holly
  2. ^ Think Baby Names-"The Meaning of Holly" http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Holly
  3. ^ U.S. Social Security Administration Baby Names Database http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/
  4. ^ "Holly". Englishgirlsnames.