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Meaning of Oliver

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The name Oliver has the following meaning:

One who lives near the olive tree.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Oliver is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 236 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Oliver rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 20 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 98 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Oliver in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Oliver is pronounced as aw-liv-vur


Oliver originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Oliver and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Oliver: Boys - Cash, Dominik, Emil, Junious, Major, Neptune, Rhett, Theodosius, Vester, Girls - Cadence, Candida, Dielle, Doshie, Florida, Loretta, Lue, Nidia, Pascale, Portia, Renea, Rosalia, Both genders - Leo



Common nicknames for the name Oliver are: Ollie


We think the name Oliver should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Oliver to be: Devoted, loving and funny chap

In one word, you might describe Oliver as a(n) "devoted" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Oliver (or its variants) are:

William Oliver Stone, born on 15 September, a famous film director and producer. William Oliver Stone's background: A three-time Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter.

Oliver Hardy , born on 18 January, a famous actor. Oliver Hardy 's background: An American actor who, with Stan Laurel, formed the comedic film-duo Laurel and Hardy.

Oliver Cromwell , born on 25 April, a famous military. Oliver Cromwell 's background: An English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
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