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UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.HAHL-!s
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Meaning & History

From an English surname which was derived from Middle English holis "holly trees". It was originally given to a person who lived near a group of those trees.

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currently out of the US top 1000, flora, green, nature, plants, red, surnames, The Office US characters, trees
Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute