The name Hollis is a boy's name of English origin meaning "near the holly bushes". Hollis and is often added to lists like Rock Star Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".
From the experts:
Hollis is a surname-name used quietly for both genders. In 2015, it was given to 176 boys and 106 girls in the US. It has notable connections for both genders: Hollis Thompson is a professional (male) basketball player, while Hollis is an outsized favorite for girls in South Carolina, where Pete Hollis was a community folk hero. On the girls' side, it makes Holly more buttoned-up and distinctive.