US Popularity:907
Meaning:The holly tree
Holly is a gender-neutral name of English origin. Named after the holly tree, this botanical moniker has been around since the early 20th century. Symbolically, the holly tree represents the thorny crown of Jesus Christ and is strongly associated with Christmas. The shrub is also linked to the pagan rituals and Celtic mythology, where it is viewed as a token of peace and good fortune. Whether baby is born during the festive season or you love to celebrate nature, Holly is a sweet name for your little darling.

Famous People Named Holly

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  • Buddy Holly

Holly Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Holly is currently #797 on The Bump
Girl:Holly is currently #591 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Holly is currently #907 in U.S. births
Girl:Holly is currently #450 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 8
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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