Holger (given name)

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Gender Male
Region of origin Scandinavian

Holger is a Scandinavian masculine given name derived from the Old Norse name Hólmgeirr, a compound of hólmr meaning "island", and geirr meaning "spear". It is most common amongst Danish people. It is uncommon as a surname, but is found as Holkeri in Finnish. People with the name include:[1]


  1. ^ "Holger". behindthename.com. Retrieved 2008-01-16.