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Holmes boy

First name origins & meanings:

  1. Norse: Island
  2. Norse: Lakeside hill; careful

First name variations: Holms, Holm, Holm, Hume

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English (chiefly central and northern England): variant of Holme.
  2. Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald, or from a place so called in the barony of Inchestuir.
  3. Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thomáis, Mac Thómais (see McComb). In part of western Ireland, Holmes is a variant of Cavish (from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas).
  4. John Holmes came from England to Woodstock, CT, in 1686. His descendants include the Congregational clergyman and historian Abiel Holmes, born 1763 in Woodstock, and Abiel’s son Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–94).

Famous people with this last name: Katie Holmes

This name appears in the following lists: Literary Characters, Poets

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August 28, 2014



Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).


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