Holden: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Holden

Holden

Pronunciation: HOHL-dən (key)

Related Names:

Holdyn

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Comments and insights on the name Holden: | Edit

This name sounds very upscale and sophisticated.

Personal experiences with the name Holden: | Edit

In our extended family, Holden is a place name, after Holden, Utah.

A friend of mine once dated a Holden and she never shut up about him. I think he was a pretty cool guy, but the fact that I never wanted to hear his name in the first place kind of ruined it for me indefinitely. It's not bad. Just ruined.

A beautiful boy named Holden Andrew Saxon

So far we have never met another Holden. We get asked about catcher in the rye from time to time people comment how much they like his name :)

Nicknames for Holden: | Edit

There really doesn't seem to be a good nickname for Holden - which is great! Our Holden's middle name is Dean so we sometimes call him HD.

Hold, Denny

We call our son holdie sometimes. We never introduce him as that its just a little nick name we give him lol.

Meanings and history of the name Holden: | Edit

From a surname which started out as a place name meaning "deep valley."

Famous real-life people named Holden: | Edit

William Holden, actor
Son of actor Rick Schroder
Son of actress Mira Sorvino

Holden in song, story & screen: | Edit

Holden Caulfield, of J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye"
Holden Snyder, fictional character on the soap opera "As the World Turns"
Holden Carver, the main character in the DC comics series "Sleeper"
GM Holden, a subsidiary of General Motors based in Australia
Holden McNeil, character played by Ben Affleck in the film "Chasing Amy"
Holden Worther, character played by Jake Gyllenhaal in the film "The Good Girl"

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