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All about the name Olivia

Olivia
English Origin
"Ancestor's Descendant"

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.

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

Variations: Alyvia
People who like the name Olivia also like:
Charlotte, Sophia, Ava, Amelia, Emma, Violet, Grace
Oliver, Liam, Owen, Benjamin, Ethan, Jackson, Caleb
Olivia Stats
Olivia is on 17,087 BN name lists
Olivia is currently #5 on the BN charts
Olivia is currently #2 in U.S. births
Songs about Olivia

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