Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage English (American, Rare)
Pronounced Pron. HAH-lənd
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 12/9/2014
From the name of geographic places called Holland, or from surname Holland.The surname is derived from any of the eight villages named Holland, located in the counties of Essex, Lancaster and Lincoln, England. The name of the villages means "ridge land" in Old English.The name of the region in the Netherlands is probably from Old Dutch holt lant "wood land" describing the district around Dordrecht.