Type Political Subdivision & Country
Pronounced Pron. HAW-lahnt(Dutch) HAHL-ənd(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Old Dutch holt "forest" and lant "land". This is the name of two provinces (North and South Holland) in the Netherlands. It is sometimes informally used to refer to the entire country of the Netherlands.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHolandiya(Bulgarian) Hollande(French) Olanda(Italian) Holandia(Polish) Holandija(Serbian) Hollanda(Turkish)
Surname DescendantsHolland(Dutch) Holland(English) Holland(German)
Same SpellingHolland 2


Entry updated November 20, 2020