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Holly Palance (born 1950) is an American actress. She was born in Los Angeles, California and is the daughter of Jack Palance and Virginia Baker. She is the first of their three children. She has married Roger Spottoswoode, but they divorced in 1997. She has two children. She has played a golfer in Golf Etiquette, Susie Kay in Thriller, young nanny in The Omen, Miss Baldwin in Dickens of London, an air hostess in The Strange Case of the End of Civilization As We Know It, Gail Cooper in The Comeback, Jessica "Dolly" D'Nard in Bret Maverick, Sally/Jane in Tuxedo Warrior, Miss Carmichael in The Thorn Birds, a journalist in Under Fire, Elly Dundee in The Best of Times, and Ellen Armstrong in Cast the First Stone. She has co-hosted the TV version of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Holly Holliday is a fictional character from Glee. She is played by Gwyneth Paltrow.
SaphiraTheBlue  6/30/2018
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Holy (sometimes spelled Holly) Kujo née Joestar (空条[ジョースター] ホリィ Kūjō (Jōsutā) Horii), is a minor character appearing in Stardust Crusaders. Daughter of Joseph Joestar and mother of Jotaro Kujo, she is afflicted by DIO's return and it is for her that Jotaro departs to Egypt fighting DIO.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2017
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I named my daughter Holly in 2003. I live in the U.S. and it is uncommon there without being weird or strange (I checked the Social Security website for name frequencies). My name is Susan, and there were dozens of Susans when I was growing up, so I really wanted to pick something less common for my daughter. (I've just learned that Holly is much more popular in the British Isles, so I guess it's good that she wasn't born there.) Holly sounds upbeat and friendly to me. I also like the name Holly because it works well both as a child and as an adult (not too childish, not to weighty and mature). My daughter has been called various nicknames over the years: Holly-Bug, Holly Jolly, and Holly Pop being the primary ones. Her dad sings her the "Lolly Pop" song (with Holly substituted in for Lolly) all the time; it's become her theme song and sometimes ring-tone! She is now 14, and she has always loved the name, which is nice — no one wants to give their kid a name they hate, after all. Finally, no, she wasn't born in December, although she is often asked; her birthday is in April. Anyway, I hope this helps anyone considering the name.
SueHayTM  9/6/2017
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I would probably use this name for a dog or cat.
Luvbug86  12/3/2016
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I would never ever name my child this, but I do like the name because it's my grandma's name, so whenever I see it, I think of her!
mtwright02  7/29/2016
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It seems like no one here spells this name as mine is spelt- Hollye. It causes unnecessary hassle and disbelief like it isn't 'just the spelling of a name'.
Hches  4/11/2016
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I love the name, it reminds me of Christmas. And my best friend!
Neo coyle  2/25/2016
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This name brings to mind Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's who was apparently an escort.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2016
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Middle name of figure skater and actress Lynn Holly Johnson, who is best known for her starring role as Lexie Winston in the film "Ice Castles" in 1978.
jessica311  7/31/2015
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I told a guy my name and he blurted out "Hollywood Undead!" which is apparently a band.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2014
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Holly Marie Willoughby is an English television presenter.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2014
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This is a cute name that I would love to use for a future daughter, hehe! ^^
― Anonymous User  6/28/2014
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Holly Hills, a character from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2014
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I named my girl cat Holly after the computer on Red Dwarf. She came to me called Bella but wouldn't answer to it, like she didn't know that's what people called her. She responds to Holly and when I sing 'Holly-cat' to the tune of 'Lollypop' she is very happy.
Holly is a very good name.
Severina  2/14/2014
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I LOVE this name!

I live in the UK and I've known a few Hollys, one of which is my closest friend. I never had an opinion on this name before I met her, but now I adore it! It's got a very cute, short sound, and sounds very friendly, I think.

Would seriously consider using this name for a December baby girl!
Bee123  2/7/2014
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I really love this name. It sounds feminine to the tongue, but the Holly plant is also poisonous so I think that squashes any image of a girl named Holly being a frilly pansy.
Icycoldhot  12/28/2013
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Holli Would (different spelling, but still same name) is a femme fatale character appearing in the movie Cool World.
Lolth  4/28/2013
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"Goodbye Holly," a single by '60s baroque rock band The Left Banke.
sea7968  2/18/2013
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Dr. Holly Marten is a socially inept scientist in the Syfy series Eureka. She is portrayed by the lovely actress Felicia Day.
Fray  11/20/2012
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Holly Robinson Peete (born 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress and singer.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
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Holly Hunter (born 1958 in Conyers, Georgia) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
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Holly Marie Combs (born 1973 in San Diego, California) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
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The name Holly reminds me of someone who can be a bit spiteful and prickly, like Holly leaves, but still has that nice christmassy feel, and is quite safe and simple.
Hushpuppy  6/23/2012
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I've always liked the name Holly, it's quite simple and reminds me of Christmas scenery, although some people see it as a bit cheap and common.
Hushpuppy  3/31/2012
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I like the name Holly. It is not too overused but not unusual either and is also more mature-sounding than Lolly, Polly or Dolly. My best friend has the name (though she spells it "Holley").
St.ClairK59  2/22/2012
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This is my name, and I really have come to hate it because it's become so common. I know far too many Holly's, and, being someone who loves different names, it's really quite annoying. If you were to name a child of yours Holly, I wouldn't. The child would become confused (much like me) as to which Holly their friends are shouting at in the street (and it often isn't them).
guinevere00  1/27/2012
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My mother was born the day before Christmas Eve. My grandparents considered dubbing her "Holly" to honor the occasion.
KatarinaSu  11/5/2011
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In England, this is never pronounced HAHL-EE, always HOLL-EE.
ollyar  10/28/2011
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My name is Hollie, and I don't really like it. I much prefer the spelling Holly, for the facts that it is the common spelling and people always spell my name wrong, and simply that I like the spelling "Holly" better. I love to see the other comments (I read through most of them) about how Holly/Hollie is a wonderful name. There were a few negative comments, and it may seem strange, but this site actually made me think about the name "Holly". Apparently my mother called me Hollie (with that spelling) because she already knew another lady with a child called Holly, so she wanted to be different. I hate the spelling Hollie because everyone spells it wrong. Everyone just assumes that that's how it is and that's how it's spelt. I was born in May, and people don't mock my name or make fun and sing songs (which I appreciate) but my family called me "Hollie Pops" when I was younger (weird right?) and now my sister and mum call me "Holy".
hollie2305  9/29/2011
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It does have its own sort of charm, but it's so common and it sounds too much like a nickname. I don't understand why everybody loves it so much; it's kind of plain.
Black_X  7/28/2011
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Actress Holly Robinson Peete is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2011
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Believe it or not I know someone with the first name Holly last name Wood, Holly Wood. If that wasn't ironic enough we live in southern California near Hollywood. She doesn't mind having the name, in fact she introduces herself as Holly Wood. It's a good conversation starter.
MirandaIrie  2/26/2011
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I like this name but would rather spell it "Holleigh".
h3ath3rm08  2/25/2011
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Two members (both males) of the German band Letzte Instanz are called Holly - Holly Loose (though it's not his real name) and Holly D. (Holger Lieberenz). I actually prefer it for a male. I love the name Holger anyway, so Holly is a cute nickname.
dionysius  2/2/2011
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This is my name, and I absolutely love it.
I have only met 4 or 5 other Holly's in my life.
I love that it's uncommon without being over the top odd.
Dancing_Dragonfly  1/20/2011
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Holly Johnson (birth name William Holly Johnson) *man* was the singer of Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
Hate it on a man with blinding passion.
Dancing_Dragonfly  1/20/2011
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Apparently, this name was popular in the 70s--however, growing up I met only one adult woman with the name Holly. Even then, I thought it was a pretty name. Now, a little girl at my church is named Holly, and I think it's such a great name. (And I like that it's not as common as, say, Emily or Sarah, of which I know way too many.) I would like to see a couple more Hollys running around.
erb816  9/7/2010
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I find it interesting enough to note, that the holly plant's meaning is 'Coming of Joys', so it could be like, a child bringing joy in to the life of others. Also on the plant, the pointed leaves represented the crown of thorns worn by Jesus, and the red berries symbolized drops of his blood. So this might be a very good name for a religious family.
lonelyloner  4/12/2010
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John McClane's wife in the Die Hard movies. A pretty important character.
dramaelf  12/1/2009
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Pretty :) too common for me though.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2009
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This and Luna are my favorite girls names! I think Holly trees are very beautiful.
Curlytop78  9/30/2009
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Not really sure why, but I've always liked this name. Reminds me of Christmas. :)
― Anonymous User  8/20/2009
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A famous bearer is novelist Holly Black. She writes fantasy novels - most particularly about the world of faerie - for both children and teenagers. So far her novels include 'Tithe', 'Ironside' and 'Valiant', and she collaborated with illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi on 'The Spiderwick Chronicles'. Holly is a really talented writer in my opinion and I like this name a whole lot more since reading her books!
Saffine Grace  6/5/2009
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When this plant's name is given with Christian sentiment, its bright red berries represent the blood of Christ; its leaves the Passion and crown of thorns.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2009
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My best friend in elementary school spelled it 'Holley'.
welovejamesarness  12/9/2008
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This is a pretty name, not too girly when you're old, and not too mature for when you're little. This is the kind of name that no matter what the season its cheerful and beautiful. And not overly used at that. Oh, but wouldn't it be a pain to name quadruplet girls Dolly, Holly, Molly and Polly? That would be both confusing and a tongue-twister. :)
_0TophasNails_1  11/16/2008
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I'm a Holli, which causes MASSIVE hassle, people always spell it wih a y or ie. Holly seems to be becoming a lot more popular at the moment, which is good and bad. Good because it's a lovely name, bad because I've always liked it for being unusual.
I don't agree with saying Holly should be a totally December birth name (I'm a March), however I do think that variations of the spelling are always good to have if you are more spring/summer, so at least people don't immediately think of a plant.
I was told by someone today that it was the kind of name you would expect from the heroine in a romance novel, which was unexpected and rather nice. But she was rather old so it was a very unusual name for her, lol.
Holl1303  10/30/2008
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I love this name, it's the name of my favourite author, and I think it's overall a charming and sweet name. It can also be the name of a punk. ;)
marythenamefairy  9/27/2008
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Holly is my name. I haven't always been overly fond of it, but it's grown on me because it isn't so common as names like Jessica or Ashley which are a dime a dozen. My mom had a thing for Christmas names (like mine & Noelle), even though I was born in June.
Yes, I do get all the jokes with the Christmas songs & I do have people sometimes call me "Miss Golightly" - this I find to be a bonus because I love Audrey Hepburn - so getting compared to a character she played is pretty cool.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2008
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Even though it corresponds, with some Christmas carols this is my favourite girl name for some reason. I think it is very kind, and charming. Not to mention the first name of my fav author, Holly Black.
mary26  7/19/2008
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Holly Madison, from the Girls Next Door and famous playmate. Also Hugh Hefner's main girlfriend.
Paris44  6/29/2008
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In Watership Down, there's a rabbit named Holly. (However, this rabbit is a male rabbit, so now I think that Holly is a fairly suitable name for a boy.)
Pippin  6/5/2008
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I'm not crazy about this name, but unlike Dolly and Polly, this name is actually mature. It's not the prettiest name out there, but it's not ugly either.
slight night shiver  6/2/2008
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Holly McPeak is a professional athlete and is included in the new book In Their Shoes by the author Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
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I like Hollie best.
Patricia Underwood  2/6/2008
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Love this name. We went with "Hollyn" for one of our twin girls. Only problem, everyone thinks it's "Holland". She's two now so a little late to change things. Chances are she will end up going by Holly just to avoid the question, "So, are you from Holland?"
kkrieger  11/27/2007
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Pretty name. Too bad it's so overused. But with names as Molly, Poppy, Daisy, Dolly and sickening stuff like that, I'm glad Holly stands still. Thank goodness.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2007
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Holly reminds me of an old, pretty Christmas song "Holly and Ivy".
ToveTer  8/17/2007
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I love this name, it's so sweet, reminds me of Christmas.
mum2bubba  8/6/2007
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My name is Hollie and I prefer this to Holly because it doesn't remind you of the bush as much and even thought they are almost the same name I don't like Holly hardly at all.
Holzi194  2/14/2007
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I like this name because Holiday/Holly Golightly is one of my favorite characters.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2007
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HOLLY from the series "Monster Rancher" is a bearer of the name. Though her name doesn't really suit her. :(
Miracle1980Olympics  1/13/2007
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My name is Holly, and I really don't like it sometimes because when winter time comes around, people start singing 'Deck the Halls' and 'Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.' Plus, as a kid, people would call me Hollywood or say, 'Good golly Miss Holly!' as a joke.

But there are times when I DO like it because I haven't met any other Hollys, so it feels kind of original.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2006
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I like the spelling Holli best.
libbygirl  12/19/2006
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This is my cousin's name, and when she was younger, she used to go around saying "Have a holly jolly Christmas!" I think this name is really nice. When she was even younger, a lot of people called her "Holly Dolly". By the way, she was born in June.
tomboy  12/11/2006
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There is a Bionicle character called Hahli, but it is pronounced like Holly.
tomboy  12/11/2006
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There is a novelist named Holly Lisle.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
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I knew twins (born in December) who were called Holly and Noelle.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2006
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In Australia it's quite a common name yet not, if you know what I mean. It's very pretty. :)
bellaboo  10/23/2006
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Kind, sweet and lovable.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2006
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Holly is a very nice name, but should only be used for girls that are born in December. Same with May, June, and April.
Fincayra  9/23/2006
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A rather famous bearer of this name is ex-Captain Holly Short, first woman in the LEPrecon division, from the Artemis Fowl series of books.
pei_yC  8/22/2006
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Holly Webb is the person who writes the Triplets Series for Scholastic. It's about these triplets who are incredibly cool.
Luangi  8/11/2006
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In the Carol Reed's movie "The Third Man" the main character is Holly Martins played by Joseph Cotten. Alida Valli's character comments on how Holly is an odd name as it is for a guy. I guess Graham Greene (writer of book and screen play) wanted a unique name for him. The movie also has Orson Welles as Harry Lime.
JFA  7/24/2006
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I hate this name. Don't know why. It sounds rough, in my opinion.
elemmire  7/21/2006
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I have a cat named Holly. She was already a year old when I got her, so she came with the name. I never used to like the name Holly, but I fell in love with it after that. This is a very sweet-sounding name, and I hope it never becomes too overused (or underused).
― Anonymous User  6/30/2006
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My middle name is Holly. I think it is a wonderful name. I also know a few other people called holly. It is not overly used but it's not like it's a really abnormal name. It's beautiful!
3011112ed  5/31/2006
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I love my name! Yes, I get the Holly Jolly Christmas, or Holly GoLightly or Holly by Golly, but overall it's great - semi-rare but yet not wierd. My birthday is in July and my mom always says I was her Christmas in July.
holly14  5/13/2006
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Holly Wells, along with her best friend Jessica Chapman, went missing in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England in August of 2002. There was heavy media coverage of the search, which lasted for 13 days. Their bodies were found on August 17, 2002.
MidnightInLondon  4/30/2006
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Holly is a supurb name ... heehe.
And I can't tell you how many times I've been asked if I was born in December! Arg! (I was born in March) I think it's a cute name though and not many people have it so I like that. I've always wished my name was spelt Hollie, I like it so much better.
― Anonymous User  4/17/2006
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Famous bearer is Holly Short from Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.
kittyjones  3/30/2006
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Holly is my name. I love it because I almost never meet anyone else with my name. But most of all I love it because my father gave me that name. I was born in January and I always hated Deck the Halls and Holly Jolly Christmas!
hconner  3/14/2006
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Well my name is Holly and everyone is saying it is a December name but I was born in June so I don't think it so just because of the holly tree.
cookieluver883  2/12/2006
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My name is Holly, I was born in September but I was conceived in December. I think I was named after Buddy Holly the song though. :p
Sakura_lee  2/4/2006
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This is my name and I LOVE it. I used to think the name sucked because people were always going around singing deck the halls thinking they were the first ones to come up with it. FYI you're NOT! Then I wished it had been spelled a different way. But now that I'm older I'm loving it since I have only met two other people in my life with the same name.
peachiekeen320  1/31/2006
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This is my name and I really like it although a lot of people do seem to start saying things like "so how is it at Hollywood?" I would also like to say that like people say most people named Holly are I was born in December. December 21 actually.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2006
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Holly is the computer on Red Dwarf.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2005
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Holly Hobbie is the name of the 70's rag dress-wearing little girl in a giant bonnet, created by the American writer and illustrator with the same name - Holly Hobbie.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2005
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Holly Hunter is a famous actress.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
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This is my name, and I really like it. I do wish it had a better meaning though. People always sing Have a Holly Jolly Christmas to me like they are the first ones to ever come up with it, when I have been hearing it all of my life. It's kind of funny. But I love my name and I wouldn't change it. :)
― Anonymous User  12/13/2005
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Holly is a very common name for girls who are born in December.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2005
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This is my sister's name but I read the comment about Holly being a common name for kids born in December and my sister was born in October. The reason she was named this was because my mom looked out the hospital window after giving birth and saw the holly tree so it clicked.
misty_4_eva  11/25/2005
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Holly is the best name in the world, except I don't like it! Anyone want to swap?
― Anonymous User  11/16/2005
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This is my name! I use to hate it because people would always sing 'deck the halls' around me, but I love it now.
missxodork  11/14/2005
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I like this name. I want to change my name into it. Amanda Bynes playes the character Holly Tyler in "What I Like About You".
― Anonymous User  11/12/2005
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Famous bearer of this name is Holly Marie Combs of the wonderful Charmed.
Gianna  8/8/2005
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This is the name of the character which Audrey Hepburn portrayed in arguably her most famous role, as Holly Golightly in the film 'Breakfast At Tiffany's'.
reservoirdoll1987  5/28/2005
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A famous bearer is the singer/actress Holly Valance.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2005

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