Name: Olivia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Olivia

  • Meaning:
    Elf army
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    (o LIV ee ah)
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    English speaking countries
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    Invented by Shakespeare for his play "Twelfth Night." Olivia was either meant to be a female form of Oliver or derived from the vocabulary word 'olive' which is a symbol of peace. Olivia was the fifth most popular name for girls in the US in 2005, and the third most popular name for girls in the UK in 2007.

    Famous bearers include actress Olivia de Havilland, and singer and actress Olivia Newton-John.

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Popularity Rank of Olivia (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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