Type Political Subdivision & Region

Meaning & History

From the name of a Saxon tribe, derived from Old Saxon holt meaning "wood" and sat meaning "inhabitant". This is the name of a historical region in Germany, near the Danish border. It forms part of the name of the modern German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHolsten(Danish) Holsteen(Low German)
Surname DescendantHolst(Dutch)

Entry added May 31, 2018