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What is the meaning behind the name Holly?

Asked by Edna Lamb on September 13, 2021

Categories: Religion and spirituality Christianity


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Taken from the name of the holly tree, anevergreen whose stiff, glossy, sharp-pointed leaves and clusters of red berries are used in Christmas decorations. The name is derived from the Old English holegn (to prick).

How do you spell the name Holly? Here are different ways tospell, Holly.

  1. Holee.
  2. Holeigh.
  3. Holi.
  4. Holie.
  5. Hollee.
  6. Holleigh.
  7. Holley.
  8. Holli.

How common is the name Holly? Holly Name PopularityThe less frequently given name Holly was the 509th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018. This top 1000 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000. It reached its highest popularity ranking of #48 for the first time in 1979 and as recently as 1983 with 6,388 occurrences.

What is Holly a nickname for? Holly is an English-language surname and given name. It is also often used as a nickname for people namedHeather.

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