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The name Olivia has the following meaning:

Olive tree. A feminine name that is highly popular. Also the name of a character in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night".
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Olivia is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 6 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Olivia rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 1 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 3 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Olivia in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Olivia is pronounced as o-liv-ee-ah


Olivia originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Olivia and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Olivia: Boys - Auston, Durand, Lawrence, Nero, Noble, Oral, Orel, Victor, Girls - Capitola, Coral, Dessie, Drusilla, Letitia, Lorene, Marci, Marcy, Vesta, Both genders - Maurice, Montana, Paul, Vernell


Popular Variants for the name Olivia: Alivia (English), Liv, Liva, Livvie, Livy, Liwy, Oleta, Olia, Olibhe, Olida, Oliveria (Portugese), Olivetta, Oliwa (Hawaiian), Oly


Common nicknames for the name Olivia are: Liv, Livvy


We think the name Olivia 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 Olivia to be: A talented, outspoken lady

In one word, you might describe Olivia as a(n) "talented" person.

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Faces of



Famous persons

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

Olivia de Havilland, born on 1 July, a famous actress. Olivia de Havilland's background: A two-time Academy Award-winning actress. She is the sister of Academy Award winning actress Joan Fontaine. De Havilland's career began co-starring with Joe E. Brown in Alibi Ike in 1935. She appeared as Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, her first stage production, at the Hollywood Bowl. The stage production was later turned into a 1935 movie. In 1941, when her Warner Bros. contract expired, the studio informed her that six months had been added to it for times she had been on suspension; the law allowed for studios to suspend contract players for rejecting a role and the period of suspension to be added to the contract period. In theory this allowed a studio to maintain indefinite control over an uncooperative contractee. Most accepted this situation, while a few tried to change the system; Bette Davis had mounted an unsuccessful lawsuit against Warner Bros. in the 1930s. De Havilland mounted a lawsuit in the 1940s, supported by the Screen Actors Guild and was successful, there

Olivia Lufkin, born on 9 December, a famous singer. Olivia Lufkin's background: A bilingual singer-songwriter. The daughter of an American father and a Ryukyuan mother, she sometimes writes about being mixed-race in songs such as 'solarhalfbreed.' Her sister Caroline Lufkin is also a singer. Olivia attended the Okinawa Actors' School and was there discovered by the director of 'Rising Productions' (Vision Factory) and signed to Avex Trax as part of the Japanese idol group D&D. Then, the famous producer Tetsuya Komuro heard of Olivia one day and decided that she would be perfect for a project in which he was planning along with Jean Michel Jarre. The project was to make the theme song for the France 1998 FIFA World Cup entitled Together Now. The single was released a month after D&D's 1st and one album.

Olivia Haigh Williams, born on 26 July, a famous actress. Olivia Haigh Williams's background: A British film, stage and television actress from England who has appeared in British and American films. Williams' début on the silver screen was in 1997 in The Postman, after doing a screen test for Kevin Costner. She later beat four well-known actresses for the lead role of Rosemary Cross in Wes Anderson's Rushmore (1998).[3] She then starred as Bruce Willis's wife in the blockbuster The Sixth Sense (1999). Since then, Williams has appeared in several British films, including Lucky Break (2001) and The Heart of Me (2002), for which she won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress. Most recently, she appeared, uncredited, as Dr. Moira MacTaggert in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand.
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