Latin, Hoiland, Hoilant.

Holland is a district of South Lincolnshire which, together with Kesteven, probably formed the Danish borough of Stamford. In the tenth century, Stamford entered a confederation with the Danish borough of Lincoln to form what became the county of Lincoln in the eleventh century.

For more detail, see Cyril R. Hart, The Danelaw (1992); and Peter H. Sawyer, Anglo-Saxon Lincolnshire (1998).