"dweller at the holly trees"

Hollis Origin and Meaning

The name Hollis is both a boy's name and a girl's name of English origin meaning "dweller at the holly trees".
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, a significant rise for both genders over the last handful of years. 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

Hollis Popularity

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Famous People Named Hollis

  • Hollis (WongWear), American pop singer
  • Hollis StacyAmerican golfer

Hollis in Pop Culture

  • Hollis Woodsmain character in "The Pictures of Hollis Woods" by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Hollischaracter in "An Abundance of Katherines" by John Green
  • Hollis "Holly" Flax Scottcharacter on TV's "The Office"
  • Hollis Mannrecurring character on TV's "NCIS"
  • Holliscollege on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Hollis TempletonSpecial Agent, Kay Hooper's Special Crimes Unit Series