Hollis Name Meaning & Origin
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).
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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.