Olive: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Olive

Olive

Pronunciation: AH-liv (key)

Origin of the name Olive:

Evolution of the older and now unused Oliva, which was taken from the Latin oliva (a tree of the olive family). A branch from the olive tree has long been regarded as a symbol for peace.

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Related Names:

Liv, Olivia, Ollie

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Comments and insights on the name Olive: | Edit

Olive gets left behind on the rush to Olivia. People barely notice this hidden gem of a name.

REALLY dislike this name...just don't see the appeal AT ALL!

Planning on changing my name to Olive.

I struggle with this name because I am in love with it!!! It's short and sweet and pretty and I LOVE IT!! BUT, it's Olive, as in olive oil, olives, olive tree. It's still so cute though.

Personal experiences with the name Olive: | Edit

My daughter's name is Frances Olive. I LOVE her name. But we just found out we're having another girl and I wish I saved Olive for a first name.

Name the next one Olive Frances.

I used this name--for my daughter born in 2011. Grandparents thought it was weird at first; I'm glad we made the decision not to reveal the name until after baby was here. Several people have mistaken her name for Olivia.

I like Olivia but I don't like Olive - I don't like the taste of olives, for one thing, and the name always makes me think of Popeye and Olive Oyl.

Olive Oyl and her brother Cole.

Nicknames for Olive: | Edit

Ollie, Ol(l), Liv, Livie

Meanings and history of the name Olive: | Edit
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Famous real-life people named Olive: | Edit

Blessed Olive of Palermo, Catholic martyr
Olive is the name of the daughter of actress Isla Fisher and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen
Olive Barrymore Kopelman, daughter of Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman.
Olive Fremstad, opera singer
Olive Thomas, American actress
OlI've Cohen, Daughter of Isla Fisher and Sasha Barron-Cohen
Olive Osmond, matriarch of the Osmond family entertainers

Olive in song, story & screen: | Edit

Olive Hoover, character in movie "Little Miss Sunshine"
Olive Oyl, comic strip character
Olive Snook, character in ABC's "Pushing Daisies"
Olive Rudge, character in the British TV series "On the Buses"
Olive Penderghast, protagonist in "Easy A"
Olive Doyle, character in The A.N.T Farm show on Disney
Olive the Other Reindeer in the book with the same name

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