What does Olivia mean?
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 relation via Olida: Oleta▼.Kreatif forms: Odivia, Olinvia, Oliophi. [more]
How popular is Olivia?
Olivia is a very prominent first name for women (#352 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#41596 out of 150436, Top 28%). (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 2 years ago) are Alivia (#214 2 years ago), Olive (#282), Livia (#666), Liv (#780), Alyvia (#922), Ollie, Oleta and Olevia. Adoption of these forms of Olivia was widespread among parents presently (usage of 0.3482%). Olivia has generally been a favorite of parents, although Olive appears to be getting popular too, and Oleta is now somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Olinia. This name tends to be less commonly used than Olivia.