Of English origin.

Derives from the Old English “holen” and the English word for the holly tree.

It became popular due to Holly Golightly, the protagonist in Truman Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, which was adapted in a film starring Audrey Hepburn, in 1961.

Other forms of the name are: Hollie, Hollye, Holli.

Famous bearers Holly Hunter, Holly Robinson Peete, Holly Marie Combs, Holly Walsh, Holly Dunn, Holly Cole.

American actress and producer Holly Hunter, received an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and an Award in the Cannes Festival, all for Best Actress, for her role in the 1993 film “The Piano”, written and directed by Jane Campion.