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Gender: Male Meaning of Hollis: "near the holly bushes" Origin of Hollis: English

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.

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Famous People Named Hollis

Hollis Thompson, American basketball player

Pop Culture References for the name Hollis

Hollis College, university on "Pretty Little Liars"
Hollis, from TV series "Mad About You"
Hollis Doyle, elevator operator from "Mad Men”
Hollis Wilson, from the book The Passage by Justin Cronin.
Hollis "Holly" Wood, character from the from 1941