Meaning and name origin
Octavia \o-cta-via, oc-tavia\ as a girl's name is pronounced ock-TAHV-yah, ock-TAY-vee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Octavia is "eighth". Feminine of Octavius. A clan name of Roman emperors used often in Victorian times.
For more information, see also the related girl name Tertia.
Octavia is a very popular first name for females (#1002 out of 4276, Top 23%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Octavia for girls. Octavia reached its highest rank of #380 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).