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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

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