Olivia Name Meaning & Origin


Pronunciation: oh-LI-vee-ə (key)

Origin of the name Olivia:

An elaboration of Olive (olive tree). The name was used by Shakespeare as the name of the heiress in the play Twelfth Night.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Alivia, Alyvia, Liv, Livia, Livvy, Olive, Olivié

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Nicknames for Olivia

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Meanings and history of the name Olivia

I have discovered from research that Olivia means "strong army". Olivia is also known to mean "bringer of peace".

Meaning "The Olive Tree." Extends help, like a branch.

The entire story of the meaning of Olivia was recently discussed in this blog post (scroll down to Comment #20): http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/2011/9/overheard-in-nameland

Famous real-life people named Olivia

Olivia Wild- American Actor, Model and producer
Olivia Newton-John - Australian singer and actress
Olivia de Havilland - American actress
Olivia Culpo - Miss USA 2012 AKA The best one here
Olivia Wilde - American actress
Olivia Thirlby - American actress
Olivia Munn - American actress
Olivia De Berardinis - American painter
Olivia Ward Bush - American author
Olivia Goldsmith - American author
Olivia Benton- Coolest kid in America; co founder of Pangaea
Olivia Holt - American actress and singer
Olivia Scriven, Canadian actress known for her role on "Degrassi"
Olivia Haschak-Dancer
Olivia Diane Collingsworth, American gospel singer
Olivia Luna Fisher-Duddy (b. 2008), daughter of American actress and singer Joely Fisher
Olivia Lou Sykes (b. 2009), daughter of American actress, comedian, and writer Wanda Sykes
Olivia Van Der Beek (b. 2010), daughter of American actor James Van Der Beek
Olivia Marie Armstrong (b. 2010), daughter of American former professional and disgraced road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong
Olivia Rose Allen (b. 2010), daughter of American comedian, television producer, and founder, owner, chairman, and CEO of US television production company Entertainment Studios Byron Allen
Olivia Jane Hanks (b. 2011), daughter of American actor and filmmaker Colin Hanks
Olivia Weatherly (b. 2012), daughter of American actor, producer, and director Michael Weatherly
Olivia Mabel Smithson (b. 2012), daughter of Irish soul and pop rock singer, songwriter, and actress Carly Smithson
Olivia Marie Busby (b.2015), one of the Busby Quints

Olivia in song, story & screen

Olivia Pope,character on the TV series "Scandal"
Olivia Benson, character on TV series "Law and Order: SVU"
Olivia Burke, character on TV series "Gossip Girl"
Olivia Dunham, character on TV series "Fringe"
Olivia Kendall, character on TV series "The Cosby Show" in the 1980s-90s
Olivia Walton, character on TV series "The Waltons" in the 1970s
Olivia King Dale, character on TV series "Road to Avonlea" in the 1990s
Olivia Flaversham, character in the Disney movie The Great Mouse Detective
"Olivia" picture books by Ian Falconer about a creative young pig
Olivia is the beautiful Countess in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"
Olivia was Gordon's younger sister on Sesame Street in the '70s and '80s
Olivia is a main character in the movie The Great Mouse Detective
"Olivia", song by Green Day
Olivia Ferrante, character from Judith Rossner's novel, Olivia.
Olivia the pig in Olivia The Pig a popular childrens book and happy eid
Olivia (Liv) Moore is a main character in the TV series iZombie
"Olivia", song by british pop/rock band One Direction
Olivia (Via) Pullman is a character in the novel "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio
Olivia (Liv) Rooney on "Liv and Maddie"
Olivia - LEGO friends

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