Other Origin(s):French, German
Meaning:Dweller by the holly tree; Holy yard; Elf army; Elf warrior; Olive tree planter
Hollister is a boy’s given name and surname of English origin which first appeared in the Gloucestershire region of England. It may be related to the surname Hollier, which is thought to mean “dweller by the holly tree” or “holy yard.” Alternatively, it may be related to the Norman French name Ollier, a nickname of Oliver. This name is believed to derive from the Germanic name Alfher, meaning “elf army” or “elf warrior.” However, it may also come from the Latin word olivarius, meaning “olive tree planter.” Today, however, Hollister is most commonly associated with the clothing brand of the same name. Whichever meaning or origin you prefer, this rare surname name has an undeniable sense of cool that’s sure to win baby lots of admiration.
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