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Gender: Male Meaning of Holt: "son of the unspoiled forests" Origin of Holt: English

The name Holt is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of the unspoiled forests". Holt and is often added to lists like Unique Celebrity Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents - Sibsets Version".

From the experts:

Has that blunt masculine feel -- à la Cole and Kyle -- that many modern parents are drawn to.

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Famous People Named Holt

Holt Adams (b. 2013), son of singer and TV personality Kristin (Holt) Adams
Holt Fisher Smith (b. 2015), son of actors Tiffani Thiessen and Brady Smith
Lester Don Holt Jr., American TV news anchor
Greyston Holt, Canadian actor
Gary Holt, metal guitarist of Slayer and Exodus

Pop Culture References for the name Holt

Holt Mulligan, character from movie "The Lookalike"
Holt McLaren, character on TV's "Dirt"
Steve Holt, character from TV's Arrested Development
Holt Hyde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hyde in "Monster High" show and series


stella2007 Says:


So handsome, such a vintage vibe! 🌟🌟

Ziggy2112 Says:


Steve Holt is all I can think of.

indiefendi2 Says:


I love this in the middle. Extremely handsome name.

DryLake Says:


Some of my deceased relatives had this as their family name. In norwegian, the word refers to a minor part of a certain type of forest. I think it is a charming choice for a first name, and it souds nice, both when you pronounce the o the english way, or if you use the å-sound the word has in my native language.

bellerose Says:


Holt's meaning is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.