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The HOLDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 34,041 940 0.013 126
United States (1880 census) 9,894 608 0.020 198
Change since 1880 +24147 -332 -0.007 -72
Other Countries
Australia 2,678 587 0.016 164
United Kingdom 16,998 329 0.037 370
Top States for HOLDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 2,655 1288 0.008 78
Texas 2,237 1182 0.011 107
North Carolina 2,055 580 0.026 255
Florida 1,922 1112 0.012 120
New York 1,391 1359 0.007 73
Top States for HOLDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 257 325 0.042 422
Delaware 247 518 0.032 315
Louisiana 1,309 501 0.029 293
South Carolina 1,092 623 0.027 272
North Carolina 2,055 580 0.026 255


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HOLDEN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HOLDEN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HOLDEN in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HOLDEN by picking someone at random in Vermont than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HOLDEN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HOLDEN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HOLDEN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HOLDEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 528 1.55
White (Hispanic) 480 1.41
Native American/Alaskan 289 0.85
Asian/Pacific 126 0.37
White (Caucasian) 26,862 78.91
Black/African American 5,753 16.9

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HOLDEN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HOLDEN in historical publications

(origin: Danish.) Safe, entire, wealthy; a safe place held, protected, defended.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to HOLDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOLDEN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HOLDEN

The following words are slight variants of HOLDEN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.