Hollywood Family History
Hollywood Name Meaning
Irish: of Norman origin possibly a habitational name from Hollywood Dublin. Irish: adopted for Gaelic Ó Cuileannáin ‘descendant of Cuileannán’ a personal name apparently based on a diminutive of cuileann ‘holly tree’ and more commonly Anglicized as Cullinan or Cullen . English: possibly a habitational name from any of various farms or hamlets in England called Hollywood such as one in Sandon and Burston (Staffordshire) perhaps named with Middle English holli ‘holly’ + wode ‘wood’. However the place is not on record before 1775 and all Hollywoods appear to be late.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press