- English topographic surname for someone who lived by a depression, from Old English holh (“hole”), from Proto-West Germanic *hulwī, from Proto-Germanic *hulwiją.
- Borrowed from Norwegian Hole, a habitational surname from Old Norse hóll (“round hill, mound”).
- Shortened form of Dutch van Hole, a habitational surname from hol (“hole, depression, cavity”).
Hole (plural Holes)
- A surname.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Hole is the 16130th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1794 individuals. Hole is most common among Hispanic/Latino (92.31%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Hole”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 2, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 192.