German or Dutch surname
"dweller in the woods; hollow stone"

Holsten Origin and Meaning

The name Holsten is a boy's name meaning "dweller in the woods; hollow stone".

Cool new surname option and rarer alternative to Halston, which is skewing more and more feminine. Holsten has origins as a surname in German and Dutch. The German form is a variation of Holstein, from the elements holt, meaning "wood," and sete, "tenant." The Dutch Holsten comes from the place name Hoolsteen, composed of the elements hol, meaning "hollow," and steen, "stone."