Name: Olivier

Origin and Meaning of the Name Olivier

  • Meaning:
    Elf army
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (O leev yeh)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Olivier)
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Miscellaneous Info for Olivier

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  • Used in:
    French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Olivier is the transcription of the old Germanic name Alfihar, meaning "elf army" or possibly "host of the elves". In the famous French chanson de geste "La Chanson de Roland", Olivier is a companion in arms of Roland. Whereas Roland is headstrong and harsh, Olivier is cautious and thoughtful. Oliver is the English variant of the name.

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