Type Political Subdivision & Country
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɦɔ.lɑnt/(Dutch) /ˈhɑl.ənd/(English)  [key·simplify]

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

Rootsholt + lant
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