What does Holly mean?

United States rock star (1936-1959)

What's the origin of Holly?


How is Holly pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Holly?

There is no one definitive answer to this question. Some people might say that Holly represents your carefree and fun-loving personality, while others might say that it reflects your love for animals.

Is Holly a good cat name?

Holly has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for your kitty to recognize. Holly is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Holly is found in these categories:

flower cat names

Derived from a plant, it's popular during festive Christmas season.

traditional cat names

Popular during Christmas, this name's been loved by cat owners for generations.

cute cat names

Evokes festive charm, referencing a popular Christmas plant.

winter cat names

This festive moniker references a popular Christmas plant.


Based on likes, Holly ranks #96 with users of MeowNames.com.

Holly is one of the more common cat names amongst our community. According to our statistics, Holly is considerably more popular than most other cat names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Holly was, over the past 30 days, the 435th ranked cat name for views on MeowNames.com.

As of May 2024, Holly is a name that's increasing in popularity with new kitten owners. According to our stats, it's more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has stayed pretty consistent in terms of popularity with MeowNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Holly was viewed 30 times, and liked 1 times.

Cat names like Holly:

Meaning: any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers
Meaning: any of numerous composite plants having flower heads with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in a single whorl
Meaning: A diminutive of Adelheid, meaning "noble one".
Meaning: queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
Meaning: (Roman mythology) the goddess of the Moon; counterpart of Greek Selene
Meaning: Beautiful, charming, delightful.

Comments icon Comments (4)

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ANN TOWNSEND (England, United Kingdom)
Holly was the best thing that happened to me, now iam so lost without her
January 18, 2024

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PURRFECT (England, United Kingdom)
Beautiful name for a cat
January 16, 2024

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ANN TOWNSEND (England, United Kingdom)
SAdly my cat Holly passed away and is now part of the animal kingdom in heaven. Missing my little angel so much,
January 15, 2024

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ANN (England, United Kingdom)
Love the name Holly
January 13, 2024

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