Gender: Female Meaning of Hollis: "dweller at the holly trees" Origin of Hollis: English

Hollis Origin and Meaning

The name Hollis is a girl's name of English origin meaning "dweller at the holly trees".

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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Leah_ Says:


I first heard this name is "The Pictures of Hollis Woods" when I was a little kid. I named one of my dolls Hollis. I think it's a cute name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I can imagine this on a girl. I like it. Does she use Holly or Hollie for short, or just go by Hollis?

mellah Says:


I named my Daughter Hollis and so glad I did! I fell in love with the name maybe 14 years ago and always wanted to name my Daughter that. To me, its such a beautiful, unique, feminine, classy name. Her middle name is Marie :)

322jessica Says:


My mother's name is Hollis and she's unique, kind, down to earth and awesome. My grandfather named her because my grandmother Eunice named the first 5 children. He wanted something that reminded him of Eunice.

sirens_sam Says:


I'd use Hollis as a nn for Holland. I prefer it over Holly. Its cute im so glad a berry suggested it as a nn.

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


I like this name, but I know a man named Hollis. Too bad.

peigin.leitir.moir Says:


I like this!

DearestJules Says:


Kind of reminds me of Hollister.