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Another person named Oliver is Oliver Wood, the Quidditch captain in the early Harry Potter books.
-- gin_rummy  8/5/2005
The name of the main character in "Oliver Twist" and "Oliver!".
-- arrowhead909  10/15/2005
I think Oliver is a good cat name... not for a person.
-- Anonymous User  10/19/2005
I agree - Oliver is a great name for a cat.
-- kittyjones  3/30/2006
Oliver Wendell Holmes was a wonderful poet and his son, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., was a United States Supreme Court Justice. Oliver Hardy was a comedian/actor who partnered with Stan Laurel.
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
Whether or not it originates from "elf army", Oliver surely today is closely related to the olive tree. Olivier is listed as the French version of Oliver, when in fact "olivier" is simply French for "olive tree".
-- brianinchina  1/28/2006
The was my first boyfriend's name. He pronounced it 'Oh-liv-er'.
-- alimorag  4/12/2006
*sings* 'Oliver, Oliver, never before has a boy asked for more; Oliver, Oliver, don't ask for more when you know what's in store' - From Oliver! The musical, based on the story "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens.
-- Katya_4_Ever  5/20/2006
A famous bearer of the name Oliver is Colonel Oliver North.
-- airisu  5/25/2006
A famous bearer is Oliver Cromwell, one-time Lord Protector of England, in place of the King, during the English Civil War. There is also the song "Oliver's Army" by Elvis Costello, referring indirectly to Oliver Cromwell.
-- The Little Hyphen  6/27/2006
I have never liked this name for a boy but it is great for a cat.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2006
I agree. Oliver's a GREAT cat name, but not a people name.
-- xKatiex  9/14/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Oliver here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  10/24/2006
The defining trait of Oliver in the Song of Roland, is wisdom, of which his name is repeatedly linked to, in contrast to his companion Roland, who represents strength.
-- frisibee  11/5/2006
I love the name Oliver! What's with this idea that Oliver is only a good name for a cat? I'd totally name my son this.
-- KMF  11/18/2006
In As You Like It by William Shakespeare, Oliver is the oldest son of a famous duke. In the beginning of the play he is very mean, especially to his younger brother Orlando, but then he has a change of heart and becomes good.
-- Aqua  12/11/2006
I like this name for a cat but also a human. It makes me think of a cute little old man. My sister only likes it for a cat.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2006
I love this name, but my husband can't stop thinking of Oliver Twist.
-- earthnut  1/17/2007
This is a very cool name. And not overused either.
-- Surreal  1/27/2007
Since when is Oliver a cat's name? I've never heard of a cat named Oliver. It is however my son's name & he's always receiving compliments for it. It's one of my all time favourite names.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2007
Most people probably associate it with a cat because the main character in the Disney movie Oliver & Company is, yes, an orange cat. It's supposedly based on Oliver Twist. I personally think it's a good name, and don't get the whole 'cat name' thing, either.
-- Belus  1/31/2007
Oliver Queen is the alter ego of the DC Comics superhero Green Arrow.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2007
Tommy Oliver is the name of a character in the Power Rangers universe. He appears in more episodes than any other ranger.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2007
Czech model Pavlína Pořízková & Ric Ocasek have a son Oliver (23th May 1998).
-- Ronja  2/20/2007
I think Oliver is a fantastic name for a boy! One of my favorites for a future son.
-- Anonymous User  3/18/2007
No offense but I just can't stand this name, it sounds stuffy and outdated.
-- Anonymous User  3/30/2007
I like this name---I actually prefer it to the feminine version Olivia, although my distaste for Olivia may relate more to people I've known than the name itself. But I don't find Oliver outdated at all.
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2007
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) was the author of "The Vicar of Wakefield" and "She Stoops to Conquer."
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2007
Also an unusual masculine name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/18/2007
I don't see Oliver as a cat name, even though I do like the movie "Oliver and Company".
-- joanie2007  7/30/2007
Sure it brings to mind 'Oliver and Company' to most, but it brings different things to my mind. I used to have a dog named Oliver. Before he was put to sleep.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2007
I love this name, it's a very old and masculine name. I would love to give my future son the name Oliver as a middle name.
-- joanie2007  8/6/2007
Oliver Phelps playes George Weasley in the Harry Potter movies.
-- joanie2007  8/6/2007
Oliver Skyes is the troublesome lead singer in the band Bring Me The Horizon =].
-- carenmuffin  8/15/2007
Oliver in Catalan language is also the name for the olive tree, we say indistinctly oliver or olivera for this tree, and the fruits are olives. To make a difference between the personal name and the tree name we pronounce oli'ver or oli ver'.
-- jompsi  9/21/2007
It's a coool name.
-- april14  3/30/2008
I like the name Oliver because it is a strong, classic name that I think ages well. I also like that it is not too common, but not unheard of.
-- Anonymous User  4/6/2008
Jamie Oliver is a British chef that bears this name.
-- RinForever  5/4/2008
This has a strange pronunciation in Norwegian. It sounds more like "Oh Liver".
-- Anonymous User  5/18/2008
Oliver was Burgess Meredith's real first name (Oliver Bergess Meredith).
-- welovejamesarness  6/4/2008
Oliver Oken is a character from the Disney tv show 'Hannah Montana'. Portrayed by Mitchel Musso.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2008
Fictional character Oliver Bachratík from the TV crime show "Mesto tieňov". He is played by Róbert Jakab.
-- Emilie007  8/26/2008
I love the name Oliver- on a girl. It sounds horrible on a boy! Oliver sounds so much like Olivea, a variant of Olivia I've seen too many times.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2008
Love this name. Think it's very classy, in a way, but still boy-ish. Plus, Oliver Sykes couldn't hurt it's credibility. :)
-- Ladyhawke  1/11/2009
Famous bearer is the character Oliver Warbucks "Daddy Warbucks" in Annie.
-- claraelizabethann  2/22/2009
I really don't like Oliver. I immediately think of Oliver Cromwell, who was a butcherous genocidal dictator and a curse upon Ireland. One of our worst curses is "malacht Cromail ort" which means "The curse of Cromwell upon you". Some people would still use that curse. I would have liked it if he hadn't existed.
-- Ailis  5/10/2009
In English, Oliver is old slang for the moon. Origins of such usage may be traced to Oliver Cromwell and the Roundheads, as the moon, when full, resembles a great round (presumably bald) head.
-- Anonymous User  5/29/2009
Nice, strong, wonderful name.
-- walesgal92  6/13/2009
In The Netherlands Olivier B. Bommel is the name of a comic book character in the books of Marten Toonder. I don't know the English name. It's the friend of Tom Cat (Tom Poes in Dutch).
I myself don't like this name, but I used to like the stories of Marten Toonder.
-- Kaat5  9/18/2009
I'm surprised no one commented about the deliciously evil Oliver Reed.
-- Tarragon  9/23/2009
An all time favorite of mine. A very nice name. I've never met an Oliver.
-- Doglover  11/11/2009
It's also sporadically used in Croatia.
-- goricar  11/15/2009
Whenever I hear this name, I think of a boy in about 19th century England with peasant clothes (especially the hat), somewhat like Oliver Twist. Somehow, though, it makes the name seem more sexy. I have a strange mind sometimes.
-- YourAchillesHeel  11/29/2009
Oliver was a character in "The Brady Bunch"; he was the son of Carol Brady's brother Jack and his wife Pauline and came to live with the Brady family while his parents were in South America.

Much younger than the Brady kids, it was an attempt to get the appeal of a precocious youngster back into the storyline. Brady fans see his arrival as the turning point upon which the show "jumped the shark" or marked a decline.

Cousin Oliver Syndrome is the name that fans use for the phenomenon of sitcoms casting young kids to try to boost ratings.
-- SandSea  2/20/2010
It is also used in Czech, Slovak, Estonian, Hungarian and Late Roman.
-- Anonymous User  4/11/2010
I LOVE the name Oliver! It's #38 in 2009 in my nation of origin, Hungary. I REALLY want to name my little son Oliver... at the moment! :D No, Oliver is very cute. I personally know of a little Oliver (I have never met him, just saw pictures of him, he's Hungarian) and he THE cutest little boy! Thank goodness he is called Oliver with that cuteness which describes him.
-- Anonymous User  2/13/2011
Very trendy right now. But I think it's nice.
-- Chrila96  2/19/2011
My husband's name! But he prefers to go by Ollie. The name really suits him as I always picture someone blonde to be named Oliver, just like he is.
-- charlottexx  7/31/2011
It's decent, but I don't particularly care for the "liver" sound. "Ollie" isn't the best nickname, and it sounds a bit wimpy.
-- Black_X  8/10/2011
This name is just awful. I think of a big pile of livers... That's just gross and so is this name.
-- GibsonGirl  9/15/2011
I like this name because it means peace.
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2011
One of the cutest names ever. For a child, teenager and adult. One of my faves.
-- nevercontent  2/9/2012
Oliver Riedel the bassist of the German Industrial band Rammstein. His nickname is Oli (Pronounce Oh-lee).
-- Anonymous User  2/25/2012
This name is awesome so long as you don't call him Ollie. It sounds tough:) But I hate any feminine variations... somehow, on a girl it sounds fat.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2012
The name Oliver has another meaning in Norse. It means "Affectionate". This comes from several sources. My suggestion is that if you are naming a child or pet or novel character and the meaning is important, that you research beyond this site, as it somewhat frequently leaves information out.
-- Gypsy November  1/6/2013
I find it quite strange that this is the most popular name for babies in England right now, despite Oliver Cromwell.
-- Anonymous User  4/21/2013
In the book 18, Pete's 13 year old son is named Oliver.
-- Anonymous User  7/15/2013
I'd really like to name our son this- it goes well with all the girls names we've picked out for his twin sister. The only problem is that its getting quite popular. I don't regard it as 'trendy' myself, but others might. I think it's too old fashioned and charming to be called trendy. Despite the popularity, its an excellent name, and we're still considering it!
-- .Lily.  8/16/2013
I always thought this name was great. It's one of those that sounds innocent but heroic to me if that makes sense. Like it's intended for a good-hearted character. Cute name.
-- Samillion  4/30/2014
This is my partner's name, and I love it! It's one of those Germanic names that remind me of something strong and noble. Beautiful name with a cute nickname.
-- Anonymous User  5/20/2014
It always reminds me of a name for an annoyingly, bratty little boy.
-- gh1995  6/15/2014
Oliver is the protagonist of the Walt Disney movie Oliver & Company.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/10/2014
This is my son's name and it really suits him. He's a very cheeky little fella with a "butter wouldn't melt" smile. I named him after my favourite musical and it just so happens that one of his first words was MORE! Amazingly classic, timeless name.
-- Natric01  7/23/2014
Strong, masculine name. It is getting popular but that's only because people are appreciating it :)
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2014
This is SUCH a cute and charming name! :3.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  8/28/2014
Oliver Stanley "Olly" Murs is an English singer-songwriter.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  10/28/2014

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