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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 "Generation CAF (9)".

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Possible middle name for devotees of detective Sherlock.

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Eleri Gwenllian Says:


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