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English Origin
"Ancestor's Descendant"
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What does the name Olivia mean? The meaning of the name Olivia is Ancestor's Descendant. The origin of the name Olivia is English. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Alternate spellings: Alyvia
People who like the name Olivia also like:
Charlotte, Sophia, Ava, Amelia, Emma, Violet, Grace
Oliver, Liam, Owen, Benjamin, Ethan, Jackson, Caleb
Name Notes:

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 It is #4 in’s most popular names of 2014. In 2013, it was the #3 most popular name in the United States per the Social Security Administration.

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Songs about Olivia
Olivia - Edie Brickell
Olivia Lost and Turned Out - The Whispers