US Popularity:555
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 Anglo-Saxon 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

Holden Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Holden is currently #1468 on The Bump
Boy:Holden is currently #804 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Holden is currently #1060 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Holden is currently #555 in U.S. births
Boy:Holden is currently #286 in U.S. births
Girl:Holden is currently #7359 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 1915
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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