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Olivia Meaning


What does Olivia mean?

The name Olivia is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Olivia is "olive tree".

Olivia is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 4 syllables and is pronounced O-li-vi-a.

The Given Name Olivia

Derived from the Latin word olivia meaning "olive", the name has been in use for centuries. Olivia was very notably used by Shakespeare for a character name in "Twelfth Night" (1599).

Bubbly and bright, the name Olivia did not start to see true popularity until the 20th century where it was the name of a character in the popular TV series The Waltons.

The name has remained in the public eye due to popularity of stars like Olivia de Havilland and Olivia Newton-John.

Olivia falls into the tree name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Olivia de Havilland, and Olivia Newton John.

Olivia Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2 in baby name popularity for girls with 17,921 occurrences. It ranked 9,373 in baby name popularity for boys with 8 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2 in baby name popularity for girls with 18,703 occurrences. It ranked 6,970 in baby name popularity for boys with 12 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Olivia has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Olivia Name Popularity Page.

Olivia Related Names

Variants of the name Olivia include Alivia, Alivya, Alyvia, Olyvia.

The names Olivie, Oliwia, Olva are all forms of Olivia.

Olivia has the diminutives (nicknames) Livvy, Lyvia, Oli, Ollie.

Famous Olivias

  • Olivia ~ Twelfth Night character
  • Olivia de Havilland ~ Actress
  • Olivia Newton John ~ Actress, Musician
  • Olivia Wilde ~ Actress

Olivia Numerology

What will your new littleOlivia be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Olivia Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Olivia in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Olivia.

Just for fun, see the name Olivia in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Olivia in Nautical Flags page.