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Also an unusual masculine name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/18/2007
It's also sporadically used in Croatia.
-- goricar  11/15/2009
It is also used in Czech, Slovak, Estonian, Hungarian and Late Roman.
-- Anonymous User  4/11/2010
This name has been in our (Hungarian) family since the 17th century, according to family tradition, introduced by a female Scottish Catholic refugee to Transylvania, who wished that her descendants should remember our Scottish heritage, even though she (as a woman who married into a Hungarian family), could not lend her own name. Well, if the story is accurate, it worked! I'm named Oliver, as is my son, my nephew, my father, and many fathers before me, and we do remember our (distant) Scottish heritage (recently confirmed by DNA analysis…). It was very unusual when I grew up (in Canada -- I never met another Oliver besides my Dad while growing up), but on visits to Hungary it was nice to have people immediately accept it, rather than constantly comment on "Oliver Twist", the way they did in Canada. Now it's popular in Canada, and even more popular in Hungary.
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2016

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