Olivia: Name Meaning, Popularity and Info on BabyNames.com

What is the meaning of the name Olivia?

The name Olivia is primarily a female name of English origin that means Olive.

The name Olivia is of English origin and comes from the Latin word “oliva” meaning “olive.” In ancient Rome, the olive tree was a symbol of peace and friendship, and the name Olivia may have been used to signify these qualities. The name first became notable in the English-speaking world during the 18th century, when it was used by William Shakespeare in his play “Twelfth Night.” Common nicknames include Liv, Livvy, and Libby. Places in the USA named Olivia include Olivia, North Carolina, and Olivia, Minnesota.

Five famous people named Olivia include:

Olivia Rodrigo – American singer and actress known for her roles in High School Musical: The Series and her chart-topping debut album “Sour.”

Olivia Colman – British actress who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film “The Favourite” and has also starred in TV series such as “Broadchurch” and “The Crown.”

Olivia Munn – American actress who has appeared in films such as “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Ocean’s Eight” as well as TV shows like “The Newsroom” and “Attack of the Show.”

Olivia Wilde – American actress and director known for her roles in “house,” Tron” Legacy,” and “The Lazarus Effect.” She also directed the film “Booksmart.”

Olivia Newton-John – British Australian singer and actress known for her hits such as “Physical.” She also starred as Sandy in the film “Grease.”

Five fictional characters named Olivia include:

Olivia Pope – a character in the TV series “Scandal,” who is a crisis manaer and a former White House communications director.

Olivia Benson – a character in the TV series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” who is a detective in the New York Police Department.

Olivia Dunham – a character in the TV series “Fringe,” who is a special agent for the FBI’s Fringe Division.

Olivia – a piglet in the children’s book by Ian Falconer.

Olivia Walton – a character in the TV series “The Waltons,” who is a homemaker and the matriarch of the Walton family.

Different Spellings of the name Olivia:

Alyvia, Olyvia, Elivia

People who like the name Olivia also like:

Emma, Isabella, Ava, Sophia, Charlotte, Grace, Amelia, Liam, Jackson, Lucas, Oliver, Benjamin, Owen, Ethan

Names like Olivia:

Olavi, Olaf, Oliva, Olav, Olof, Olive, Olivie

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Olivia Jane Hanks - daughter of Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant , born 2011
Olivia Marie Armstrong - daughter of Lance Armstrong and Anna Hanson , born 2010
Olivia Lou Sykes - daughter of Wanda Sykes and Alex Sykes , born 2009
Mason Olivia Grammer - daughter of Kelsey Grammer and Camille Donatucci , born 2001

Stats for the Name Olivia

checkmark Olivia is currently #16 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Olivia is currently #1 in U.S. births

Songs about Olivia

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Olivia - Edie Brickell
Olivia Lost and Turned Out - The Whispers
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