Meaning:deep valley
When your child gets older, they may ask if they were named after the character in Catcher in the Rye. Since Holden Caulfield is one of the most famous characters in American literature, that wouldn’t be such a bad thing. This solid name came from a surname that was derived from Australian origins meaning “deep valley.” Actress Mira Sorvino named her son Holden, but it also works as a middle name for some children of celebrities. For example, Eric McCormack of Will and Grace named his son Finnigan Holden, while James Marsden of Westworld named his son Jack Holden.

Famous People Named Holden

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  • William Holden
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