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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Scandinavian : Home of the Danes

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : habitational name from a place in southern Scotland near Hawick, so named from Old English denu ‘valley’ + holm ‘piece of dry land in a fen’ (see Holme 2).
  • English : habitational name from Denholme in West Yorkshire, so named from Old English denu ‘valley’ + Old Norse holmr ‘water meadow’.

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