Hollis: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Hollis
Origin of the name Hollis:
Transferred use of the English surname meaning "dweller at the holly trees." It is derived from the Old English holegn (holly tree).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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I find with the name Hollis, I've found a lot of people who either mispronounce or mistake my name for something else.....Like Wallace or Alex. Latin people also find my name extremely difficult to pronounce. I still love my name. Mainly because I'm named after my father. I'm honored and very proud to carry my father's name. And thankful I can carry his name on.
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Hollis Frampton (1936-1984) - American avant-garde filmmaker and writer.
Hollis Conway (1967-) - two-time Olympic medalist in the high jump.
Roger Hollis (1905 - 1973) - Director General of MI5 from 1956 to 1965.
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"Ballad of Hollis Brown" is a song written by Bob Dylan.