The name Olivia means Ancestor's Descendant and is of English origin. Olivia is a name that's been used by parents who are considering baby names for girls.
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
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.
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