Boy name origins & meanings
- Norse : Island
- Norse : Lakeside hill; careful
Family name origins & meanings
- Northern English, German, and Scandinavian : topographic name for someone who lived on an island, in particular a piece of slightly raised land lying in a fen or partly surrounded by streams, Middle English, Middle Low German holm, Old Norse holmr, or a habitational name from a place named with this element. The Swedish name is often ornamental.
- English : topographic name for someone who lived where holly grew, from Middle Englishholm, a variant of holin ‘holly’, or possibly a habitational name from places called Holme (Dorset and West Yorkshire) or Holne (Devon), named with this word.