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About the name Oliver
The meaning of the name Oliver: Elf Army
The origin of the name Oliver: English
People who like the name Oliver also like:
Noah, Liam, Henry, Owen, Benjamin, William, Jack
Olivia, Charlotte, Amelia, Violet, Ava, Sophia, Lily
Notes:

Oliver is a name with English origins. Contrary to popular belief, the meaning of Oliver is Elf Army. The name has nothing to do with olives or olive trees. It originates from the Germanic name Alfher composed of the elements alf (elf) and hari (army/warrior). The most common nickname for Oliver is Ollie. Other nicknames include Ol and Oly.

 

Oliver is a very popular naOliver Hudsonme in the United States and Great Britain. It was #52 in the United States in 2013 per the Social Security Administration. It is in the top 10 among user lists on BabyNames.com, rating #3 on the BabyNames.com Most Popular Names of 2014.

 

Famous Olivers include director Oliver Stone and actors Oliver Hardy, Oliver Platt, Oliver Reed and Oliver Hudson. Oliver Wendall Holmes was an American Supreme Court Justice and Oliver Cromwell was a famous British military leader and politician. Both Oliver North (general) and Oliver Hazard Perry (commodore) were famous American military leaders. Jamie Oliver is a famous British chef.


People who like the name Oliver like names that are traditional and from Great Britain.

Oliver Stats
On 10,278 BN name lists
Currently #3 on the BN charts
Currently #32 in U.S. births
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Songs about Oliver
Oliver Twisted - The Vaselines
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello