Hollis Name Meaning & Origin

Hollis

Pronunciation: HAH-lis (key)

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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Comments and insights on the name Hollis: | Edit

Strangers love this name! We get lots of good comments on it.

I like it.

I like it and I like Holly for a nickname.

Personal experiences with the name Hollis: | Edit

A co-worker was telling her pregnant friend about my daughter's name, Hollis. The friend ended up naming her twin girls Hollis and Addison. Maybe this name will catch on?

My own two kids are named Holland and Hollis. They love their names which are unique and spunky. Hollis is a great name not only as a child but also as an adult.

I grew up as a Hollis and I hated it. I always wanted to be a Jennifer or a Melissa. I went by Holly my whole life, but now I introduce myself as Hollis. I like it now, it's unique! It's a name people will remember because they've never heard it before.

Nicknames for Hollis: | Edit

Holly

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Well my name is Hollis and it's meaning verys but this is what i was told : it means spunky, friendly, and adventurous, hardworking and energeic :D

My name is also Hollace (sounds the same). I go by holly. But I met another girl in college named Hollis too. Its sophisticated, old-fashioned, and it sounds beautiful. You don't see it very much. But, I love my name.

Famous real-life people named Hollis: | Edit

Hollis Gillespie, American humor columnist and author.
Hollis Stacy, American professional golfer.
Hollis Robbins, American academic and author.
Hollis Thomas, former Eagles player, now Saints
Hollis Tompson, basketball player for _____
Hollis Taylor, granddaughter of singer Judy Collins

Hollis in song, story & screen: | Edit

Hollis Woods, title character in Patricia Reilly Giff's Newbery Honor winning novel, "Pictures of Hollis Woods."
"Ballad of Hollis Brown" is a song written by Bob Dylan.
Hollis is a character in John Green's novel "An Abundance of Katherines."
Hollis "Holly" P. Flax H.R. rep for the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin and Michael Scott's love interest on "The Office"

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