"near the holly bushes"

Hollis Origin and Meaning

The name Hollis is both a boy's name and a girl's name of English origin meaning "near the holly bushes".
Hollis is a surname-name used quietly for both genders. At last count, it was given to 199 baby boys and 163 baby 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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Famous People Named Hollis

  • Hollis ThompsonAmerican basketball player

Hollis in Pop Culture

  • Hollis Collegeuniversity on "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Hollisfrom TV series "Mad About You"
  • Hollis Doyleelevator operator from "Mad Men”
  • Hollis Wilsonfrom the book The Passage by Justin Cronin.
  • Hollis "Holly" Woodcharacter from the from 1941