Other Origin(s):American
Meaning:The holly tree
If Holly sounds too retro, you'll love its more bohemian form, Hollyn. This American respelling for baby girls is of English origin and means "the holly tree." Since the early 20th century, holly has been a symbol of Christmastime, representing the thorny crown worn by Jesus before his crucifixion. It remains a favorite among Christians for its imagery of resilience and eternal life. Hollyn has the same vintage flair but with a modern twist. You may think of American Idol contestant Holly Marie Wilson, who chose Hollyn as her stage name. Whether or not baby enjoys the spotlight, this name will give them the courage to pursue their heart's desire!
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