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The Dutch pronunciation is O-lee-veer. [noted -ed]
X-Mar  10/19/2006
In one of few differing translations, a character from the Japanese manga "Fullmetal Alchemist" is named Olivier, even though they are a woman. She is a strong-willed and powerful person, so I think a masculine name fits her anyway.
golden_eyes  6/26/2007
In French, pronounced oh-LIVE-ee-ay. I love the combination Pierre-Olivier.
leananshae  12/18/2007
Olivier Theyskens is a Belgian fashion designer and is currently working as artistic director at Nina Ricci.
melrose452  12/18/2007
The pronunciation of this name in IPA is [oli:vje'].

It is the French word for "olive tree", though I believe that it is also the nearest euphonic rendition of "Oliver" in the French language.
Bastien Rosier  5/1/2008
Actor/Model Olivier Martinez is a famous bearer.
Antique_Cherub  9/15/2010
The name Olivier was really popular in France in the 1970's but has since died down. It was the 37th most popular name of the 20th century for boys.
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was a French composer and organist.
auffie  3/21/2014
Olivier is the first name of Alexander Dumas' noble & strikingly handsome Musketeer Athos. His first name is revealed in the play 'The Youth of the Musketeers'.
iamauser  5/11/2016
Olivier Giroud is a French footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the France national team. He began his career at Grenoble in Ligue 2 before joining Tours in 2008.
lilolaf  1/17/2017
Olivier de Clisson, nicknamed "The Butcher", was a Breton soldier, the son of Olivier IV de Clisson, who was put to death by the French in 1343 on the suspicion of having willingly given up the city of Vannes to the English.
lilolaf  2/19/2017
Olivier Doleuze is a French born jockey and is considered to be one of the world's premier jockeys. Doleuze began riding at the age of 14, and currently has over 700 career wins. In 2010/11 he rode 38 winners, bringing his Hong Kong career total to 375.
lilolaf  2/19/2017

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