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 "Baby a Day".
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.