Gender: Male Meaning of Holmes: "from the island in the river" Origin of Holmes: English

Holmes Origin and Meaning

The name Holmes is a boy's name of English origin meaning "from the island in the river".

Possible middle name for devotees of detective Sherlock.

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ambercat Says:


Is it terrible that I associate the name Holmes with a specific actor who was in many adult films?

Eleri Gwenllian Says:


Too likely to attract "Hiya Sherlock, where's Dr Watson" type of wearisome jokes.