Ollivander Name Meaning & Origin

Ollivander

Pronunciation: AWL-i-van-der (key)

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From Harry Potter, the surname of an old wandmaking family. It's been speculated that the name's origin is "olive wand" and that it points to a Mediterranean origin for the family. But the "vand" root is Germanic, not Latinate, and the v is presumably part of that root. That leaves the first element as "olli" which, in surnames like Ollis, refers to HOLLY. Thus perhaps "Bearer of a holly wand."

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