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What does Olive mean?

Olive Pronunciation of Olive [olive] as a name for girls has its root in Latin, and Olive means "olive tree". Olive is an alternate form of Olivia (Latin).

Associated with: olive (tree).


20 related forms via Olivia: Alivia, Liv, Liva, Livie, Olevia, Olia, Oliff, Oliffe, Oliva, Olivea, Oliveea, Oliveria, Olivet, Olivetta, Olivette, Olivija, Olivine, Olivya, Ollie and Olva.

Creative forms:
(female) Oleve, Orive, ..

(male) Olios, Oliot, ..

Middle name pairings:
Olive Rylee (O.R.), ..

How popular is Olive?

Olive is a very prominent first name for females (#456 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#5659 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Olive reached its apex rank of #88 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #264 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Olive name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Olive outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Alivia (#214 last year), Liv (#720), Olevia, Oliva, Olivette, Olivia (#2), Olivine and Ollie are the popular variation forms of Olive (#264 last year) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Olva, are seldom used. These forms of Olive were favored by parents in 2004 (usage of 1.2%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 1.1%, down 4.4%), but with the version Ollie becoming less stylish. Olivia has historically been the top pick of parents, although Liv seems to be getting popular too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Olive, Alivia, Liv, Olevia, Oliva in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Olivette, Olivia, Olivine, Ollie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Olive, Liv, Olivia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Clove, Odile, Olida, Olimpe (see Olympia), Olina, Oline, Olisa and Onie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Olive.

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