Holly, meaning “holy,” is a great name for girl dogs who are outgoing or eager to please. Find out more about dogs named Holly.


Name: Holly

Meaning: In England and America, Holly either means “holy” or refers to the tree. In France, the name Holly means “shrub.”

Personality: Outgoing, Eager to Please

About This Name: Famous Hollys include Holly Marie Combs (actress), Holly Black (author of The Spiderwick Chronicles) and Holly Mangold (athlete). In the world of fiction, some recognizable Hollys are Holly Flax (The Office), Holly White (Breaking Bad) and Holly Hills (Diary of a Wimpy Kid). And in September 2017, a clever black Lab named Holly learned to “find” money (usually from her parents’ purse or pockets) and use that money to “buy” treats from her parents.

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