Holly

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

English name

English holly = 'holly' (Lat. Ilex), evergreen shrub or tree (Middle English holi(n), Old English holegn)

In English-speaking countries it is bestowed especially on girls born around Christmas, when sprigs of holly are traditionally taken indoors to decorate rooms [1] [2]

Ilex aquifolium 15 ies.jpg
Holly leaves
Image by Frank Vincentz,[3]
License: Creative Commons, CC-BY-SA

Related Names

Hollie
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Swedish
Holly
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Holly
Genitive: Hollys
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Holly
Genitive: Hollyn
Partitive: Hollya
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Holly
Genitive: Hollys
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Holly
Genitive: Hollys

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[4]
729 849 729 844 0 5
Denmark Denmark[5]
191
n.a.
191
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
48
n.a.
48
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
61
n.a.
61 0 0
Iceland Iceland[8]
4 4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[9]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Holly (f) Sources: [4][5][6][7]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Frank Vincentz, source & license
  4. 4.0 4.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. 5.0 5.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/