Holmes
Origin/Usage
English, Old Norse
Pronunciation
HOHLMZ
Meaning
From an island
More info about the name "Holmes"

Holmes is an English name, derived from the Old Norse word 'holmr', which means 'island'. It is a place name and denotes that the bearer comes from a place called Holm. The word Holm itself denotes 'a piece of dry land in a fen' or 'land partially surrounded by water'.

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