Olivier Name Meaning & Origin

Olivier

Pronunciation: n/a

Related Names:

Oliver

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Comments and insights on the name Olivier

It is a cool name and fits well with Xavier. You could give them nicknames of Xavi (zav-ee) and Oli(o-lee).

It is pronounced o-liv-ee-er.

Personal experiences with the name Olivier

My name is Olivier, and overall it isn't very different from Oliver another than the pronunciation. As I'm still in school, the main problem I have with the name is how many, MANY teachers always end up saying Olivia to the point where I've stopped correcting them and automatically assumed the teacher would get my name wrong. However not every teacher will get the name wrong just a selective few. Other than that the name is rather lovely to have, as well as telling people y french heritage when they question if my name is French.

Nicknames for Olivier

Oli
Olive
Oliver

Meanings and history of the name Olivier

French form of Oliver.
Norman French form of a Germanic name, possibly the name Alfihar meaning "elf army". The spelling was altered by association with Latin oliva "olive tree". In the Middle Ages the name became well-known in Western Europe because of the French epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which Olivier was a friend and advisor of the hero Roland.

In England Oliver was a common medieval name, however it became rare after the 17th century because of the military commander Oliver Cromwell, who ruled the country following the civil war. The name was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to the title character in Charles Dickens' novel 'Oliver Twist' (1838), which was about a poor orphan living on the streets of London.

Is this name pronounced the same way as oliver? I like this spelling better but don't want it to change how it sounds.

Famous real-life people named Olivier

Olivier Martinez (french actor)

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