Olive Name Meaning & Origin

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Liv, Olivia, Ollie

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Nicknames for Olive

Ollie, Ol(l), Liv, Livie, Vivi

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

Blessed Olive of Palermo, Catholic martyr
Olive Fremstad, opera singer
Olive Thomas, American silent film actress and Ziegfeld girl
Olive Osmond, matriarch of the Osmond family entertainers
Olive Borden, American actress, nicknamed "The Joy Girl"
Olive Baron Cohen (b. 2007), daughter of Australian actress, voice actress, and author Isla Fisher and English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer Sacha Baron Cohen
Olive Barrymore Kopelman (b. 2012), daughter of American actress, author, director, model, and producer Drew Barrymore

Olive in song, story & screen

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
Olive Abroholos Elephanta, character in the Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs

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