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Octavia Butler is a famous science-fiction writer.
ars musica  12/5/2005
This name comes from octo, the Latin word for 8.
FairyGirl  4/30/2006
The means "eighth" and is the female version of Octavius.
Cardwitch  5/6/2006
Octavia Thurina Minor was the elder sister of Augustus (born Gaius Octavius). She was the wife of Marcus Antonius and maternal grandmother of Emperor Claudius.
Cardwitch  5/6/2006
It's quite a nice name, nicer then a lot of Ancient Roman names. The only real Ancient Roman name that everyone loves is Julia, but Octavia is a lovely name.
Cardwitch  10/1/2006
I used to be in love with this name. It is quite the pretty and unique name. It's a strong, beautiful, unique name. A name for a dynamic person.
ezy_lou  10/8/2006
My mother reversed the first two letters of this name and named me Cotavia, a modernized version, which has gotten me compliments my entire life.
hotchcolatefem  2/10/2007
I'm not sure I really ike this name or not. I think what really bothers me is the first syllable. "Oc" seems harsh, but "Tavia" (if you pronounce it 'tah-vee-ah' and not 'tay-vee-ah') is pretty. I suppose it's because one doesn't hear the "oc" beginning in most names. There's really no way to fix that though.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2007
I have seen Tavia used as a nickname for this.
black_lace  3/1/2007
I really like this and I really like Tavia. I'm not sure if I would use it. Because it probably does sound pretty harsh to most people.
Jasmine  3/17/2007
Octavia is the name of a car from the company Škoda.
Karcoolka  4/24/2007
American actors Kevin Sorbo & Sandra Jenkins have a daughter Octavia, born 16th October, 2005.
Maggie_Simpson  7/9/2007
I don't really like the sound of this name. I guess it's the beginning that just sounds quite harsh. Plus, the name is quite old-fashioned.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
My daughter has a good friend named Octavia. The name is very unique, and because of my association with her, suggests an energetic, intelligent and high-octane child. An excellent name all around.
marauder34  1/17/2009
A very important sounding name.
vomiting  2/17/2009
598 Octavia is the name of an asteroid or 'minor planet' orbiting the sun.
vomiting  6/12/2009
Octavia is also used in Spanish, where it's fairly common. It's quite a pretty name. [noted -ed]
bananarama  10/7/2009
A very dignified, beautiful, and unusual name. It would really suit a child born on August 8th (eighth day of the eighth month).
― Anonymous User  8/15/2010
This name is really cool. :)
Chrila96  12/20/2010
Octavia and its derivatives sound kinda like the name a music nerd a would give to their child. Which may not be a bad thing- just a thought.
CrystalGlacia  12/26/2010
Two things come to mind:
1. Vocal octaves.
2. The bratty kid I went to school with.
GibsonGirl  8/21/2011
Octavia is a woman in Katniss Everdeen's personal styling team in Suzanne Collin's Hunger Games trilogy.
C-Ticket  11/27/2011
Octavia Spencer won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 2011's The Help.
joshdr  1/8/2013
A terrible name for a child if you let her know the etymology of it, but as far as it sounds, I think it's a very attractive and noble-sounding name for a girl.
angolmois  4/30/2013
The name Octavia was given to 79 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
Octavia was the name of the female robot that was in "It Takes On To Know One" season 2 episode of the spy spoof 60s TV show, Get Smart. Octavia was working for the bad guys (KAOS) and the other robot was working for the good guys (CONTROL) and was named Hynmie... Octavia gave up her life of crime and pushed her self-destruct button.
anoldfashionedgirl  1/23/2014
Very unique, but reminds me of an octopus. Which I avoid.
Hushpuppy  12/3/2014
In non-English speaking countries, this name is pronounced ahk-TAHV-ee-uh.
Casilda  12/21/2015
I love this name! I'm surprised it hasn't gotten more attention. It has a beautiful sound, and it's even cooler if the person has a connection to the number eight.
actingfun  5/7/2016
The name Octavia was given to 173 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
Didn't know this was an actual name. I went to school with a girl who pronounced her name like this, except she had an a at the beginning. She was ghetto and this name sounds ghetto.
Luvbug86  8/5/2016
My name is Octavia and I really like the name even though it's not popular.
Octavia_may  12/18/2016
Octavia is stunning, and an excellent alternative to the super popular Olivia. My favourite Octavia nicknames are Ava and Avia.
Paula Puddephatt  5/15/2017
I LOVE THIS NAME! I named a character in my book this.
Kp_quarternote  6/2/2017
The name Octavia was given to 206 girls born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2018
My real name is Liza Octivia.
I like the name because in my country it's quite rare to have those names.
And I'd like people to pronounce it as ouch-thee-via.
Feel proud though!
lola ochtvya  3/31/2018

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