Meaning and Name Origin
Olivia \o-li-via\ as a girls' name is pronounced oh-LIV-ee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Olivia is "olive tree". Coined by Shakespeare as the name of a much-wooed aristocrat in his play "Twelfth Night" (1599). He may have derived the name from the olive plant, or as a feminine form of Oliver. Biblical: the olive tree is a symbol of fruitfulness, beauty, and dignity. Today, "extending an olive branch" traditionally signifies an offer of peace. Today, Olive is associated with Popeye's scrawny girlfriend, Olive Oyl. See also Olida. Singer Olivia Newton-John.
Olivia▲ has 25 variants: Alivia▲, Alyvia, Liv, Liva, Livia▲, Livie, Livvie, Livvy, Olevia, Olia, Oliff, Oliffe, Oliva, Olive▲, Olivea, Oliveea, Oliveria, Olivet, Olivetta, Olivette, Olivija, Olivine, Olivya, Ollie▼ and Olva.
Olivia▲ has 1 more different form via Olida: Oleta▼.
Olivia is a very prominent first name for women (#352 out of 4276, Top 8%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#55143 out of 88799, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Olivia for girls. Olivia reached its top rank of #2 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Olivia and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Olivia (#2 a year ago) are Alivia (#214 a year ago), Olive (#282), Livia (#666), Liv (#780), Alyvia (#922), Ollie, Oleta and Olevia. Adoption of these girl names is at its highest presently, except for the versions Ollie and Oleta which have become less fashionable. Olive (#282), Livia (#666), Olivia (#2) and Alivia (#214) are four of the more fashionable birth names here, with Olive and Olivia enjoying a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Olinia. This name tends to be less commonly used than Olivia.