Meaning and name origin
Oliva \o-li-va\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Oliva is "olive tree". Oliva is a variant of Olivia (Latin): coined by Shakespeare as the name of a much-wooed aristocrat in his play "Twelfth Night" (1599).
Oliva is a very popular first name for females (#2026 out of 4276, Top 47%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3081 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Oliva and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Olivia (#2) and Alivia (#214). (2014 statistics).