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What does Olivia mean?

Olivia Pronunciation of Olivia 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH aristocrat (noble), play (opera), night (black), biblical, beauty, dignity (gracious), peace


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, Olva




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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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Olivia reached its top rank of #2 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Olivia (#2 VIA LATEST LIST) are Alivia (#227), Olive (#270), Livia (#676), Liv (#684), Alyvia (#1199), Oleta, Olevia, Oliva, Olivette, Olivine and Ollie. Adoption of these forms of Olivia was widespread among parents in the year 2014 (ADOPTION OF 1.33%) and is almost as widespread today (ADOPTION 1.28%, 4%), but with versions such as Oleta falling out of fashion. Liv, Livia, Alivia and Olivia are four of the more fashionable birth names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Olivia, Alivia, Alyvia, Liv, Livia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oleta, Olevia, Oliva, Olive, Olivette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Olivine, Ollie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Alcinia (see Alcina), Alesia, Aletia, Alia, Alicia, Alidia, Alisia, Alitia, Allia, Althia, Alvinia, Alycia, Amilia, Belicia, Belvia, Blaisia, Blasia, Brisia, Celicia, Cilia, Cilicia, Delicia, Efimia, Elicia, Elidia, Eligia, Elisia, Elissia, Ellia, Elvia, Emilia, Evia, Falicia, Flavia, Jinia, Kevia, Kicia, Kiria, Krisia, Lidia, Lyvia, Melicia, Novia, Odelia, Odila, Odilia, Ofilia, Olalla, Olesia, Olexa, Oliana, Olimpia, Olina, Olinda, Olinia, Olinija, Olisa, Olla, Olynda, Ondria, Onita, Ophilia, Orania, Oratia, Orazia, Orfia, Oriola, Orphia, Otylia, Silia, Tavia, Vinia, Vitia, Vivia and Zylvia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Olivia.

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