Olivia

Gender: Female
Origin: English
Meaning: Ancestor's Descendant
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The name Olivia means Ancestor's Descendant and is of English origin. Olivia is a name that's been used primarily by parents who are considering baby names for girls.


Olivia is a name with English origins. It was derived from the male name, Oliver, which is a derivation of the old Norse name, Áleifr . Olivia first appeared in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
and has become popular ever since. A variation of Olivia is Alyvia. Common
nicknames include Oli, Liv, Livvy, and Libby.

There are many famous actresses with the name
Olivia, including Olivia de Havilland, Olivia Wilde, and Olivia Hussey. One of
the more famous actresses/singers is Olivia Newton-John. A famous writer was
Olivia Goldsmith and an American painter is Olivia De Berardinis.

Fictional Olivias include the piglet in the children’s book
by Ian Falconer. It is also a popular name on television these days, such as
Olivia Benson (Law & Order),
Olivia Pope (Scandal), and Olivia
Dunham (Fringe).

Olivia is an extremely popular name on the user lists of BabyNames.com.
It is #4 in BabyNames.com’s most popular names of 2014. In 2013, it was the #3
most popular name in the United States per the Social Security Administration.

Variations of the name Olivia: Alyvia
Olivia Stats
checkmark Olivia is on 17,370 members' favorite name lists
checkmark Olivia is currently #7 on the Baby Names popularity charts
checkmark Olivia is currently #2 in U.S. births
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Olivia - Edie Brickell
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Olivia Lost and Turned Out - The Whispers