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Holden

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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Kind or Gracious

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Holden

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Holden in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Holden:

  • Records indicate that 14,300 boys in the United States have been named Holden since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,165 people in the U.S. were given the name Holden. Those people are now 7 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

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      7 Positive Comments

  • "My son's name is Holden Garrett. He was born in 1996, so I suppose I took a liking to the name early on. We call him Holdie. I used to watch "As The World Turns" with my mom as a little girl and there was a character named Holden. I always thought it was a distinguished and unique name so I came to use it." Feb. 3, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Holden and I think it is a cool name! My family calls me Holdie too I am 8 years old. I met one other Holden he's a little boy at our beach club. Holden's are cool!" Apr. 20, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Holden (born in 2000) after the Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye." Aug. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Holden. We love it. We have never run into another Holden and everyone always remembers his name. His middle name is Seth so if he ever decides he doesn't like his first name, he can go by his middle name. For a nickname we call him Holdie a lot." Aug. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "great name, but hard to get any nickname out of it." Apr. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Holden, I think it is trendy enough to be a cool name yet just under the radar of popularity to still be unique." Dec. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I hear the name Holden, I think of the main character from the book The Catcher in the Rye." Jul. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Holden and I have only ran into about 2 other Holden?s in my life. Not a very common name where I live, but I do get called holdene by most of my friends because it?s a mixture of Houdini, a famous magician, and Holden, my real name, I have not ran into, or heard of anyone called holdene, but maybe I will in the future." Aug. 17, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Holden. We love it. We have never run into another Holden and everyone always remembers his name. His middle name is Seth so if he ever decides he doesn't like his first name, he can go by his middle name. For a nickname we call hims Holdie a lot." Aug. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate



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