Over the past 110 years, 199 172 girls and 66 boys have been named Holly. The name Holly ranks 189th in the United States among the most common names for girls. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named Holly in 1923. The peak of popularity of the name Holly came in the 1970s and 1980s. You can see absolute numbers and relative numbers on the chart. Indicators per 100K more accurately assess the popularity of the name.