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

The name Holmes is a boy's name of English origin meaning "from the island in the river". Holmes and is often added to lists like Space Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

Possible middle name for devotees of detective Sherlock.

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Famous People Named Holmes

Holmes Herbert (born Edward Jenner), English character actor
Holmes Colbert, Native American leader of the Chickasaw Nation and writer of its constitution
Holmes Conrad, American politician
Holmes Osborne, American actor
Holmes Rolston III, American philosopher
Holmes Tuttle, American businessman and adviser to President Ronald Reagan
Katie Holmes, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Holmes

Sherlock Holmes, detective character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Eleri Gwenllian Says:


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