With her happy links to Christmastime she has been a popular name in Britain and the US for the past 100 years


HOLLY A happy name associated with the evergreen leaves and red berries that have become an integral feature in Christmas carols and decoration


Holly Bradshaw reached the heights at pole vault, Holly Fulton designed with bright colours for the confident woman, Holly Hunter gave a stunning film performance as a mute pianist – and played the instrument, Holly Knight wrote some of the biggest pop hits of the 1980s, Holly Lawrence proved that women could be ironmen, Hollie McNish turned her poetry into brilliant performance, Hollie Peane-Webb scored the golden goal for Britain’s women hockey team, Holly Smale wrote about her childhood as a Geek Girl, Holly Webb wrote the first of 100 novels on the train to work