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What does Bolivar mean?

Bolivar Pronunciation of Bolivar [bo-li-var] as a boys' name is of Spanish and Polish origin, and the meaning of Bolivar is "mighty, warlike". The revolutionary Simon Bolivar (19th century) helped to liberate much of northern South America from Spanish rule.

Associated with: mighty (strong), warlike (fierce), 19th century, rule (king).


Bolivar has 2 variants: Bolevar and Bollivar.

Creative forms:
(male) Belivar, Boliram, ..

(female) Bolian, Bolira, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bolivar Finnian (B.F.), ..

How popular is Bolivar?

Bolivar is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#12377 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bolivar has yet to be recorded in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Allvar, Alvar, Bonar, Bonnar, Halvar and Lollar. Like Bolivar, these names are not commonly used.

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