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pinWhat does Oliver mean?

Oliver /oliv-er/ as a boys' name is pronounced AH-lih-ver. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Oliver is "olive tree".

Name of one of Charlemagne's knights in the 12th-century poem "Chanson de Roland". Also possibly from Alfihar (Old German) "host of elves" or Olafr (Old Norse) "ancestor". Biblical: the olive tree is a symbol of fruitfulness, beauty, and dignity. Today "extending an olive branch" traditionally signifies an offer of peace. Literary: the title character in Dickens' "Oliver Twist". Film director Oliver Stone; actor Oliver Platt.


Oliver has 11 variants: Noll, Oliverio, Olivero, Olivier, Oliviero, Olivio, Olivor, Olley, Ollie, Olliver and Ollivor.

Affiliated boy name: Havelock.

Oliver has 1 feminine form: Olivia.

Kreatif forms: Odiver, Olimver, Oliverri. [more]

pinHow popular is Oliver?

Oliver is a very prominent first name for males (#319 out of 1220, Top 26%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#248 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Oliver for boys. Oliver reached its peak rank of #32 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Oliver and corresponding names. The only other popular variation form of Oliver (#32 2 years ago) is Ollie. Adoption of these relations of Oliver was well-received among parents during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.873%) and has become significantly diminished since (usage 0.484%, 44.6% less). Oliver has historically been preferred by parents, and Ollie used to be popular. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Oliver, Ollie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Oliver, Ollie outside U.S.