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The Latin form of the ancient Greek name Olvia. This was the name of a Nymph.
Damis  3/3/2005
Olivia can derive from the laurel tree, meaning 'symbol of peace'.
OBiancardi  4/1/2005
Olivia is such a beautiful and sophisticated name, no wonder it's so popular.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2005
Famous bearers: Singer/actress Olivia Newton-John (Grease) and Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland (Gone with the Wind).
violet_eyeliner  12/14/2005
Olivia Benson is a detective on the T.V. show "Law & Order: SVU." She is played by the beautiful Mariska Hargitay.
breakofday  12/16/2005
Actress Olivia Hussey (who has played such wonderful women as Juliet, the Virgin Mary and Rebecca in Ivanhoe) is a famous bearer of this name.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
I think it is a beautiful name and only very intelligent people have it.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2006
It's funny because I see all these compliments and me myself, I don't think Olivia is such a beautiful name. But it's nice to hear that some people actually like the name Olivia.
Olivia  1/5/2006
Everytime I hear the name Olivia, I can't help but think of olives.
Ariel  1/30/2006
Olivia Newton-John. English born, Australia raised U.S. Citizen. Starred in Grease. Winner of 4 Grammy Awards. Sold over 50 million records worldwide.
olderbetter66  2/16/2006
Who in their right mind would name their daughter after an olive?
― Anonymous User  2/17/2006
Lovely name but in the past several years has suffered from overuse. I expect it to only get worse so let's hope this name doesn't go "Emily" on us.
puella_blu  3/7/2006
Olivia de Havilland was an actress in the 1930's-1980's. Her most famous role was probably the part she played as Melanie in the 1939 movie GONE WITH THE WIND.
Christiangirl0909  3/29/2006
Olivia is a beautiful name. It is an ageless classic that doesn't seem to go out of style.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
"Olivia" is connected to the "olive". In many languages the word "olive" begins with "oliv", for example in Spanish "oliva" means the noun "olive" and "olivo" - the olive tree.
iva_toneva  5/27/2006
Olivia Longott is an American RnB singer.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2006
My name is Olivia and my mum said she named me after the actress in the first Romeo and Juliet. And I don't mind the name except when people call me Olive Oyl.
olivia717  6/19/2006
This is great name for nicknames. My friend Olivia gets called Liv, Livia, Livee, Liver (unfortunately), Livies and many more.
indigopearl  8/1/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Olivia here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
Olivia has been on the top 1000 list since the 1880's but didn't grow in usage and popularity until the 1990's.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
I think Olivia is a very pretty name, and the nickname Livvy is very cute. Olivia is the name of the mother in the 1970's family drama "The Waltons". Her character really made the name appeal to me. :-)
Diamante04  10/6/2006
Country singer Sara Evans has a daughter named Olivia Margaret.

To add the previous comment, the mother on the television show "The Waltons" was named Olivia and nicknamed Livvy.
Diamante04  10/11/2006
My sister's name is Olivia. I'm so jealous. I wish I could have had it to name for my daughter! It's so pretty. She gets called Livvy mostly which I used to hate calling her but am so used to saying it that it doesn't matter. She gets called Liver, but that was more of a natural thing that you don't even realize you say until you've said it. She doesn't care though. We call her "olive" as a joke.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2006
Patricia Arquette & Thomas Jane have a daughter Harlow Olivia Calliope Elliot which was born 20th February 2003 in L.A.
Maggie_Simpson  11/7/2006
Olivia Lufkin is a rising Caucasian/Japanese singer from Okinawa. Most famous for contributing to the soundtrack of 'NANA'.
― Anonymous User  1/3/2007
My name is Olivia. People will tease me about it all of the time, they enjoy calling me things like Olive Oil, Liver, Oliver, Olive. Naturally I hate all of the above, but Olive mostly just because it reminds me of Popeye's girlfriend. I always carried a negative association with her. Besides the nicknames, I think people tend to enjoy me as a person because I'm vastly different from the stereotypical Olivia - every other one I've met seemed like a complete snob or spoiled brat. I've yet to understand why.
Daisee  1/3/2007
I don't think I'd really like this name if it weren't for Olivia Hussey. She just gives it such a classy, beautiful association that I can't get around. Lovely.
Belus  1/4/2007
Olivia 835 is a minor planet
Olivia, Minnesota, is a town in the United States of America
Olivia de Berardinis is pin-up artist
Olivia Longott is an American R&B singer
Olivia Lufkin, sometimes called OLIVIA, is a Japanese singer
Olivia Newton-John
Olivia the pig, a character in books by Ian Falconer
Olivia the Band, a Christian rock band from Haleiwa, Hawaii.
"Olivia", a novel published in 1949 by Dorothy Bussy and 1951 French motion picture based on this novel.
A play by William Gorman Wills
A minor character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
A fictional character from Dreamfall.
A character in Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night.
The singer of the band No Commercial Value.
Moon  1/23/2007
I love, love, love this name! It's annoying that it's so overused. I just hope that by the time I have a daughter it won't be so common. I would name her after the great actress Olivia de Havilland.
littlescarlett  4/29/2007
As this is the name of my younger sister, it has always had the connotation of a sweet, funny, and precocious person to me -- not necessarily elegant and serious. I definitely like it, either way.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2007
I love the name Olivia. I don't think of olives at all. Actually, I think of this really unique, artsy girl. Liv and Livvy are both really good nickames too.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2007
I love this name. Even though it's getting really popular, I am seriously considering naming my daughter this. It's elegant, sophisticated, and the kid won't be beaten senseless for it. Nickames could be Liv, Lib or Libby, or possibly even Ollie for a tomboy.
MicaLilah  5/21/2007
I don't really like this name. The name itself is pretty, but I have a really negative association ingrained with it that I cannot separate it from. It's lovely, too bad it's so common. I think I like Livia better though.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2007
Olivia is also the Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form.
Name Day: 2th October (Czech) and 7th July (Slovak).
Pet forms: Olive, Olly, Livia.
Karcoolka  7/12/2007
It's a really cool name and it doesn't just mean "an olive" because Oliver (the Masculine form) means "elf army".
― Anonymous User  7/22/2007
Olivia is a cute name for a girl.
CharlieRob  8/19/2007
I can't help but think of olives, olive oil and Olivia Newton John when I hear this name. I don't like it.
johann14  9/24/2007
I love the name Olivia! That is my name! It's a really unique name.
flyingbanana  10/3/2007
I love the name Olivia, it sounds pretty and elegant. I never think of olives when I hear it. I think this sounds like the name of a princess. I wouldn't name my daughter Olivia, but that's because I already have a name for her. :)
DoffeT  10/15/2007
My name is Olivia and I love my name so much! I just wish it weren't getting so popular, I'd like to be original. Thank you to everyone who said nice things about my name, it was really nice of you and I hope I can return the favor. To everyone else, well at least you aren't named Olivia and stuck with a name that you don't like.
livieluvbug  11/30/2007
When I was born there was only one other Olivia in town (that I knew about) and the name was basically unpopular. Now it seems like there is a little army of Olivia's coming. My sister had a poem book for kids that she wrote in and all (and I'm not exagerating) the entries by girls under 10 were named Olivia. It is such a tragedy. How unoriginal can people get. Like the demotivational poster says, "Conformity: When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other." So true. So sad.
livieluvbug  12/5/2007
This is a slightly too popular name to suit me.
Patricia Underwood  2/6/2008
This was the name of the daughter of Hiram Flaversham, the kidnapped toymaker in the Disney movie "The Great Mouse Detective", a Sherlock Holmes story set among the mouse population of the British Empire of the late 1890s.

Olivia's father was kidnapped on her birthday by a rat who sought to gain control of the mouse version of the British Empire via a toy version of the mouse Queen Victoria (she is not named in the film), by the means of which he attempts to appoint himself royal consort.

In case I was not clear earlier, Olivia and her father are themselves mice. I am quite surprised that no one thought to mention this famous bearer, for this film is one of my better childhood memories.
Bastien Rosier  3/11/2008
Olivia is a beautiful, well rounded name. It makes me think of a happy, giggly girl. The Olivia I know is very much like this. She is called Lib or Libby for short.
LlamaLover131  3/12/2008
I love this name, I don't care how popular it is. When I have a daughter this will be her name. I have loved it ever since I watched Law and Order SVU with Mariska Hargitay playing detective Olivia Benson.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2008
I love Olivia! It's been one of my favorite names for a long time, and I plan on one day using it if I ever get pregnant and have a little girl. It's just lovely.
Lumiereslove  4/17/2008
Olivia is my name (I am proud to have it!) but after reading what people think it means, like if it's modern or urban or whatever, it doesn't describe me at all. I thought the name Olivia described me perfectly only because it was MY name. But I just don't want anyone getting the wrong impression on Olivia. We can be youthful, strong, modern people too! And I hate that it's such a common name. I was named Olivia because my parents thought it was UNcommon. I don't know what world they were living in.
Olivia_4evah  4/27/2008
I think it's a very classy, sophisticated, dignified name, and quite beautiful too. I'm actually surprised it's become so common in the era of MacKenzie, Madison, and Nevaeh used on girls. But it's far too common, so it doesn't sound all that glamorous anymore.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
I have a friend named Olivia. I've always liked her name since I've known her (which has been a really long time). I know Olivia Rose is a popular name right now, but maybe if I ever get pregnant, it won't be by that time. I would like to use it. It's so pretty.
Lumiereslove  5/30/2008
Despite not being able to swing a cat without hitting one, Olivia still gives off very crusty old lady vibes. It's lumpy. Olive is prettier.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2008
I love the name Olivia! Matter of fact, it is my name! I am often called Liver by my family, friends, people at church, and even teachers! My cousin, Emilee, calls me Livi.
liver  6/24/2008
My name is Olivia and I'm not too fond of it. Who doesn't enjoy being called 'Liverneck' by classmates? Too many annoying nicknames!
Olivia_jill  7/2/2008
"The Color Purple" is a 1983 novel by Alice Walker and the main character's daughter is named Olivia. In the 1985 film adaptation which was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey. It's been on Broadway since 2005. There is a line in the film where Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) sees her daughter in a local store. "I think she mine, I don't if she mine, but if she is I call her Olivia." Then there is this dialogue, "What her name?" "Pauline. But I call her Olivia." "Why you call her Olivia if that ain't her name?" "Well, just look at those eyes, only someone old would have eyes like that, so I call her O'livia." It's a beautiful film.
― Anonymous User  7/20/2008
I pronounce Olivia with a very distinct "O." oh-LIV-ee-uh. I have only heard it pronounced this way. I'm on the west coast of the United States.
― Anonymous User  8/3/2008
I love this name, but I think it's being overused.
bananarama  8/8/2008
Latin for olive is "Olea", not "Oliva".
michaelsgreat  8/19/2008
Olivia Wilde, who plays a doctor on the T.V. Show "House". But we don't know her first name, House just calls her "13".
kateab1115  9/14/2008
Although this is a popular name and although I like olives I don't like this name. Who wants to be named after an olive?
KayeKiLa  9/14/2008
My name is Olivia and I love it! I usually get called Liv or Livvy, but I am sometimes called Ollie or Olive, which I actually enjoy.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2008
Olivia Kidney is a rather charming book written by Ellen Potter about a young girl with an ability to sense and speak to ethereal characters.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2008
This is one of the prettiest names I have ever heard! It's sweet but also strong, a great mix.
HamsterKid450  11/12/2008
The wife of American author Mark Twain, was named Olivia. She went by the nickname, "Livy" though. They had a daughter named Olivia Susan as well. But they called her "Susie."
Coffeebean  1/18/2009
I've always pronounced it oh-LIV-ee-uh. ^^;
gala  3/18/2009
I love this name because it's associated with olives, actually. I think of it as a tribute to the goddess Athena. Also, the nickname "Liv" is just too adorable!
gala  3/18/2009
I think Olivia is the most graceful, beautiful name in the world.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2009
Ugh. I've always disliked this name, it just sounds trashy- I'm not trying to offend girls with this name, and sorry if I do.
Kerules  4/2/2009
I've never liked this name. I just can't help but thinking of olives or the name Oliver when I hear it. I also don't like the sound of "Liv" as a short form. I think it's the "v" in the middle of the name that I don't like. It just doesn't sound very feminine to me.
TiffanyS  4/13/2009
For some reason, I've never liked this name. It just sounds icky. I don't know. I know a girl named Olivia who is very friendly, but I would just never consider this name for my own daughter.
meggsxx3  5/18/2009
I wish the name wasn't so popular. But I love the name Olivia! It's cute, sophisticated, and beautiful. I love names that end in the letter A and I love vowel names too! Olivia is classic and beautiful. I would certainly consider naming a daughter this in a few years if it becomes less popular. Or even if it doesn't it's still beautiful!
― Anonymous User  6/4/2009
Really pretty. It's so sophisticated, classy, and pretty! If it's not so popular in a few years I might consider naming my future daughter this.
becca_marciano  6/16/2009
One of my best friend's name is Olivia. She pronounces it "Ah-liv-ee-ah". She and one other girl are the only Olivias I have ever met. I think this name is a nice name.
--allison--  7/27/2009
Olivia means "Elf Army".
becca_marciano  8/3/2009
Olivia Walton was the wife of John Walton on the old tv show the Waltons. She and John had 7 children together, and she miscarried one.
--allison--  8/9/2009
It isn't pretty, it's meaning doesn't appeal to me. I just do not like it. No offence to anyone.
italiannames  9/13/2009
This is my name and I hate it. It's ugly and reminds me of olives which are gross and gross colored.
spunky 13  9/24/2009
Overused and ugly. When I think of someone named Olivia I think of an overweight little girl.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2009
I've always thought that Olivia is a graceful and lovely name. It reminds me of ballerinas and Swan Lake. I love it even more so now I've noticed that Olivia is six-sevenths of "Bolivia"; [b]Olivia. (I like that because Bolivia was named after Simón Bolívar, and I have a *cough*obsession*cough* penchant for Latin American things.) I'm jealous of anyone lucky enough to have such a beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2009
This is the brand of feminine hygiene products I buy. So I can't imagine I'll ever use it myself.
― Anonymous User  2/27/2010
Big favorite of mine even before it got popular! I even like the idea that it can mean "olive." That just makes me think of the olive branch and the whole extending the hand of friendship thing. I love how it rolls off my tongue and is easy for me to say too.
Melissa_77  3/26/2010
I'm not a huge fan of this name, I think it is FAR too overused, but I'm not too fond of the name anyway, it seems a bit plain to me, and what would you call them as a nickname? Livie? I'm sorry, yuk!
walesgal92  4/3/2010
Why is everyone so obsessed with nicknames? You can call her Olivia, no nickname needed.
McHobbit  4/6/2010
Olivia Taylor is the sneaky, conniving, trampy, and somewhat sociopathic daughter of President Allison Taylor on the awesome TV show "24". Her mother had her put in jail for murder at the end of last season. She is partly why I don't like the name Olivia.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2010
The olive is a symbol of peace, and a phrase from Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'-- "I hold the olive in my hand" -- refers to this.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2010
I hate the name Olivia. 1) I am against pretty much any name that is popular at the moment because they become associated with my generation and the generation below me, and neither is a very good generation. 2) This name seems to be grasping at straws. Why would you just take a food item and then add an A to the end to make it a girl's name? Doesn't seem very clever. 3) I do like some girl's names that end in A, but although I love the Roman Empire and its names, it's a bit old-fashioned in my opinion. There are lots of good names that don't end in A, and it gets annoying when the A is clearly being forced onto the name, such as in the case of Olivia. I definitely wouldn't name anyone Olivia.
plutogirlgenius  7/24/2010
Olivia is my name and I love it. I've been called Libby, Livvy, Libvy, O, Olive, and Liv.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2010
Olivia Dunham is the main character on the popular sci-fi drama, FRINGE.
Dawson  9/26/2010
This name reminds me, sadly, of Olivia Munn.
It is pretty enough, but its popularity is positively sickening. I know sisters named Madison and Olivia, and I feel so bad for them having to share their names with so many people.
I used to really like this name, but I prefer the less flowery, more uncommon Olive.
DaphneSusan  9/28/2010
Olivia Harrison! Wife of the amazing George Harrison.
DaphneSusan  10/30/2010
This is one of the few popular names where I understand the popularity. It is very soft, feminine, and spunky, despite becoming so common. My good friend Olivia is one of the few high-school-age Olivia's I know. She is gorgeous, and bears her name well, with the occasional nickname of "Oli" which I prefer to Liv, Livvy, Lib, Libby, etc.
Although liking this name, I prefer the less-flowery, uncommon Olive and Oliva. Lovely.
DaphneSusan  10/30/2010
I love this name, but it's too common.
Chrila96  11/7/2010
I always loved the name Liv (like Liv Tyler) and wondered how I could name my daughter that without directly correlating to the actress (since she is the only one I know of with that name) so I'm naming her oLIVia and calling her Liv for short!
sumshine1234  3/9/2011
I love the name "Olivia" because it is the name of my favorite character in the Children of the Red King books (Charlie Bone). She is a spunky, unique character who loves to dye her hair and is a phenomenal actress.
missreader  3/23/2011
Oh, I love the name Olivia. My best friend is named Olivia and she is fun, funny, and full of life. The name suits her really well. I couldn't imagine the name Olivia on a quiet person.
Joy12  4/19/2011
I love this name! I think it's very beautiful and is perfect for a girl. It also ages well.
carton  5/13/2011
I personally like the name Olivia but it is very popular and I think that has really ruined it because I thought it was such a unique name at first that it was different... Olivia is actually my name but because it is so commonly used I go by Livvy, there are four Olivia's that I know but I am the only Livvy so I stopped going by Olivia and swapped. The name was created by Shakespeare (literally it didn't exist before he used it) and there are translations and words like it in other languages but it CAME from Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'

Also the nicknames aren't that bad, my sister calls me Olive and I'm starting to find it funny and I think she may stop now it doesn't annoy me as much, anyone else that calls me Olive get's to scared to ever say it again because I absolutely HATE being called Olive, it's a vegetable. Liver doesn't really bother me because it slips out... I have even used it a couple of times.
Livvyxxx  5/31/2011
I've never liked this name. I don't really care for the "liv" sound in the middle, and I'm not too fond of its cousins Oliver and Olive, either. Not to mention how common it is nowadays; every other little girl out there is named Olivia. It kills me how these mothers think their picking something "unique" and "stylish" for their daughters, and keep insisting they loved it way before the trend started. Sure you did, sweetie. Sure you did.
Black_X  7/26/2011
I like this name and it is my dog's name. People keep saying it's overused but aside from my dog, I have met only one Olivia in my life.
blueeyesparkle  9/28/2011
I think Olivia is a GREAT name! My best friend is called Olivia (I only know one another). It is often shortened to Oli, but only by me. I think she really suits it and knowing her has actually made me really like the name! I think it's very pretty and I just love it! It's fab! As is she!
aliarnoldjones  11/28/2011
Olivia Wilde (born Olivia Jane Cockburn) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Common, but very pretty name.
Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
I think I would like the name Olivia more if it was not used over and over. It is becoming a very common name such as Amy, Nicole, Abby, Sarah, Rachel, Carly, Emily, and Ashley. Every other little girl had the name. From 2005 and up it started becoming very popular.
Francesca_Marie  3/6/2012
Olivia was the daughter of Martin and step-daughter of Denise on the American television series "The Cosby Show".
― Anonymous User  3/19/2012
How is this name overused... honestly how many Olivia's do you know of?
― Anonymous User  5/24/2012
Beautiful, timeless name. Unfortunately, it reminds me of the psychotic grandmother from the 'Flowers In the Attic' series, AND the annoying kid from 'The Cosby Show.' Still, despite the bad associations, it's a lovely name.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2012
If I think of the name Olivia I always see it as the feminine form of Oliver. Not an olive.
Great name, one of my favorites.
PDT  5/30/2012
Olivia Luna (born 2008) is the daughter of American actress Joely Fisher and cinematographer Christopher Duddy.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
Olivia Marie (born 2010) is the daughter of professional American cyclist Lance Armstrong and his partner, Anna Hansen.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
Olivia Rose (born 2001) is the daughter of American actors Al Pacino and Beverly D'Angelo.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
Olivia Culpo (born 1992 in Cranston, Rhode Island) is an American beauty pageant titleholder. She is Miss USA 2012.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2012
It is a pretty name, overused but still pretty. I know the next It thing to do will be to name your daughters Olive, instead of Olivia because that will be more unique.

I have known a few Olivia's in my time. The name never left too much of a impression on me though. I think it would be a fresh choice as a middle name.
Marilyn86  7/30/2012
The name Olivia can be found in some Italian records dating back before its use in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, in which case it is likely a variant or elaboration of Oliva, the name of several Italian saints (St. Oliva of Palermo, St. Oliva of Brescia and St. Oliva of Anagni).
overtheclouds  8/21/2012
Olivia is a good name, it's popular, but good. It probably looks better on a kid but an adult would totally rock it!
― Anonymous User  10/21/2012
People keep asking why parents would name their daughter after a plant. The olive tree is a symbol of peace. Therefore, Olivia means peace. That makes me consider it and the meaning beautiful.
laughloverose  12/21/2012
I'm so glad Olivia is popular. It's so pretty and chic!
Melys11  1/16/2013
I'm surprised there aren't that many people who don't like this name... But then again, that's probably why it's so popular. I used to dislike this name, but I've grown to like a lot of names over time, although it still isn't one of my favorites. It would be a lot prettier of it wasn't so common (specifically younger generations), but I don't really like the pronunciation "uh-liv-ee-a", however "Oh-liv-ee-a" or the German, and I think Italian way of saying it, "oh-lee-via" is very pretty :)
― Anonymous User  2/19/2013
I really don't like the name Olivia. To me, it sounds kind of unnatural. My sister's name is Olivia, and her boyfriend CONSTANTLY pronounces it "OH-livia", where it's usually pronounces "AH-livia". I feel like it's an easy name to mess up pronunciation-wise.
avengingangelx3  5/6/2013
This is my middle name, and I've always pronounced it oh-LIV-ee-ah. So has everybody else. I've never heard of "ah".
EstherTester  5/16/2013
A Finnish womens' magazine has this name.
AnastasiaE  8/28/2013
My daughters name is Olivia but I call her oli like oh lee. When she was born my fam thought it was ah lee! My grandmother (my moms mom) calls her that. My mom calls her oliver. One of my uncles and some other relatives call her olive. I dont mind these nicknames. I think her name fits her. When olivias dad chose the name I thought of a beautiful chubby baby girl.. and that's exactly what she is. So precious and beautiful. Such a joy and always happy. We are truly blessed. We will just have to wait and see if she likes the name when she gets older. She is only 8 months.
apeleona  8/28/2013
I hate this name because whenever I hear it, I think of Olivia the pig, and thus it's ruined it for me.
Lee Augustus  9/7/2013
I like this name a lot. I think it has cute nicknames too, like Liv or Livi.
quevenne  10/26/2013
For some reason, the pronunciation of this name sounds so much like "I'll leave ya" to me and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Otherwise, it's a beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2014
This is a beautiful name. Sounds so elegant and beautiful.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2014
A brilliant, amazing, gorgeous name! Xoxo.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2014
Olivia Colman, an English actress.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2014
Olivia Hastings Holt, an American actress and singer.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2014
I prefer Olive.
hkols  11/3/2014
Olivia means "one of peace".
― Anonymous User  11/23/2014
Great name! I really like it-reminds me of olives which is a good thing! It's just too popular!
namefan5000  12/16/2014
This name is a very beautiful one. My name is Olivia and I don't regret it at all. Yeah, so what if my name is something to do with an olive. That doesn't bother me one bit. I was named after the "olive tree" in the BIBLE. This name is beautiful and whoever thinks it's not, that doesn't bother me. Many people think Olivia's are brats... but your totally wrong. I am one of the sweetest people you could meet. I also have met Olivia's and one of my best friends is an Olivia and she is so kind to everyone. I also don't care if people call me Olive. My best friend Felicia has a unique middle name and I call her "Felicia Hiyena" as a joke and she calls me, "Oliver" so I really don't care. I don't get teased about anything so that's good! I would definitely recommend naming your child Olivia because it's a beautiful name and I know that she will have a kind heart. Oh, and I also love the name Livy because my cousin Josie calls me that all the time. I don't like Liver or Olive Oil, but I do enjoy Livy and Liv. Thanks!
OliviaBugg12  12/22/2014
Too often it is pronounced Alivia, which to my Yorkshire ears sounds like I live ere! My husband pointed this out to me, ruining the name for me forever. So I prefer Olive, because it actually gets pronounced with an 'Oh'.
queen_vic  1/20/2015
Olivio is a type of margarine spread in UK.
queen_vic  1/20/2015
Olivia is like a powerful, clever, geeky name and it is like someone who would be crazy and weird, but it is a nice name.
Name meaner  3/4/2015
My name is Olivia and I like it, it just annoys me when it is spelled "Alivia"..."Olivia" means "olive", and an olive resembles peace. So in a way, "Olivia" means "peace". I love it!
LivLaughLove  3/17/2015
I love Olivia but I prefer the spelling Alivia, and this is the name of my very beautiful daughter.
NurseNat  5/4/2015
I like Olivia Dunham, Ana torv's Character in Fringe.
Liv91  5/4/2015
All of the Olivia's I've ever known have been intelligent and kind. I love this name! It doesn't seem to be overused, and has a sweet old-fashioned vibe while still being beautiful. A classy name.
GigiGogo  8/3/2015
I love this name, I just wish it wasn't so popular. It has so many cute nicknames (Ollie, Livy, Liv, Via, Olive, etc). I would consider using once the popularity dies down.
actingfun  9/11/2015
I notice that many people here think the name 'Olivia' is overused. And I agree. However, when used as a middle name, or a first name that is paired up with a unique-sounding surname, 'Olivia' can be as epic as ever! (I learned this from my friend, Olivia Zschietzschmann-Meek).
AwesomeHumanBeing  10/3/2015
It is an okay name compared to some of the more ridiculous names out there.
pinkiepie238  2/5/2016
In my opinion Olivia is a strange name. It sounds snotty and is overused. I would never even give my child this name.
lilolaf  2/21/2016
My name is Olivia and I've always disliked my name because people called it a bratty name. But after a while I realized it wasn't the name it was the nicknames such as Liv, Livi, Livvy, Olive and Olli because it made me sound like I was 4 years old, so now I go by Lily. Another reason I didn't like my name was that people called it "too common".
LilyLol  5/6/2016
I never thought this name was particularly pretty. I prefer Olive, and find the "-ia" ending a bit redundant. That being said, there's nothing really wrong with it, aside from it being common as dirt and boring as watching paint dry.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
Olivia Jordan Thomas is an American actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who represented the United States at Miss Universe 2015 after being crowned Miss USA on July 12, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
cutenose  5/28/2016
I think this name is boring and irritating, no offense.
mtwright02  7/29/2016
I prefer Olive- it's so much more cute! But Olivia is still nice I guess.
Sania01  8/3/2016
I think this name is super pretty. It just flows so nicely. One of my best friends is named Olivia and she is super adorable. Shame the name is so popular now, I might have considered it for a girl otherwise.
sydneyvail  8/21/2016
Olivia is Sailor Saturn's name in the French dub of Sailor Moon.
Acajou  9/18/2016
Olivia is such a gorgeous name! Very feminine and soft without being overly "frilly" An all around decent and practical name in my book and I'm really hoping that it ends up being the #1 girls name come the 2016 charts. (USA) Olivia deserves that spot, more so than Emma.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2016
Such a timeless and sophisticated name for a girl. One of my favorite aunts is named Olivia, she's my age (26), and she's super cool and one of my best friends. It really is a shame that this has grown so much in popularity, it's almost making it typical.
TrinHarris  10/10/2016
Pretty name, but gosh Olivia is so overused. The second most popular name in four countries.
Luvbug86  10/18/2016
Pretty name but extremely common! Expect your child to be one of at least five kids in her class if you name her this.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2016
I find this name too common and boring sounding now. So so many girls are called Olivia!
taylapaige144  10/25/2016
Olivia Frances Culpo is an American actress, model, television presenter, cellist and beauty queen who won the Miss USA 2012 pageant, representing her home state of Rhode Island. She previously won the 2012 Miss Rhode Island USA competition, which was the first pageant she entered. Crowned Miss Universe 2012 in Las Vegas, she is the first winner from the USA to obtain the crown since Brook Lee in 1997.
cutenose  1/20/2017
Olivia is a beautiful name but unfortunately it has become very popular. Olivia is like Sophia, both beautiful names, but they are dull and uninspired nowadays because out of every 10 girls who are born, 8 are Sophias or Olivias.
flaviacardozodejesus  2/25/2017
Olivia Lufkin, professionally known as OLIVIA, is a Japanese-American bilingual singer and songwriter. She is the daughter of an American father and a Japanese mother. Her two younger siblings are Jeffrey Lufkin, who is a musician she collaborates regularly with and Caroline Lufkin, who is an independent musician. Lufkin began her solo career after being in the Japanese girl group D&D. She gained mainstream success in 2006 after creating songs for the fictional band Trapnest under the alias of Olivia Inspi' Reira, and the songs were used for the popular anime adaptation of Nana.
cutenose  2/25/2017
Olivia Ong is a Singaporean singer and actress. The majority of her works are in English, but she has also recorded songs in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese and Japanese.
lilolaf  2/27/2017
Olivia Del Rio is a Brazilian former pornographic actress, escort, and webcam model. Del Rio began her adult film career as the protégée of French pornographic actor and director Patrice Cabanel. In 2003, she appeared in two episodes of the Swedish television show High Chaparall.
cutenose  2/28/2017
Olivia is the name of Charlene's baby born on New Year's Day in 1990 on the TV show Designing Women.
TarisaKay  3/8/2017
It is a common name to me and I find it just a usual name. I like this name but I think it is a little too common.
Phoenix Gemstone  6/25/2017
I can't believe that no one mentioned Olivia Munn!
thezenithofnadir  8/14/2017
Olivia really is a lovely name. The thing is, a lot of other parents have simultaneously agreed, and now it feels like every other little girl I meet is an Olivia, a Sophia, or an Emily / Emma. That's going to be annoying for them, as they grow up. It's Ashley, Brittany, and Jessica all over again.
erb816  8/29/2017
I named my daughter Olivia. She was the only Olivia in her high school at that time. Her first boyfriend said he never heard of the name. Now it's everywhere...
oliviamom  9/29/2017
I love this name so much, and I've only met one in real life. But, if I ever had a daughter, that's what I'd call her.

(I also like Liv and Livvy as nicknames, but I can't stand Olive or Libby.)

The protagonist of the novel I'm writing is named Olivia. It's a classic name that's both feminine and strong, and it fits the character perfectly.
lauravb  11/2/2017
My name is Olivia. I go by Liv but I've been called Livi, Via and Olly. Some idiots also call me Liver and Olive Oil.
Livisnotonfire  11/17/2017
Really ugly sounding name, plus it reminds me of an olive.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2017
I like the name Olivia, and the nickname Livvy as well, but it's too common. I might use it for my own child as a middle name if it weren't so common, as I really like it. It sounds timeless and classic.
XironDarkstar  11/26/2017
I like the name Olivia. It's elegant, refined, and fits all surnames. It's extremely popular now, but that won't ruin the name. It's not as bland as other popular names like John, Jack, or Emma.
XYKLONE  12/13/2017
I wouldn't use it right now. I know so many Olivias. Very common!
― Anonymous User  2/3/2018

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