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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.


Variations

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.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Olivia name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alivia, Alyvia, Liv, Livia, Oleta, Olevia, Olive, Olivia, Ollie in U.S.

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


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Olinia. This name tends to be less commonly used than Olivia.

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