Oliver - boys name

Oliver name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 100%

Oliver name meaning:

The name Oliver is of Latin origin and is derived from the Old French name "Olivier." The root of the name comes from the Latin word "oliva," which means "olive." The olive tree has been historically regarded as a symbol of peace, fertility, and victory.

As a result, the name Oliver is often interpreted to mean "olive tree" or symbolically, "peaceful" or "bearer of peace." It has been a popular name with enduring appeal and is used in various cultures and regions.

Oliver gained popularity in English-speaking countries and has been a consistently favored name in recent years. It is appreciated for its classic and timeless feel, as well as its positive associations with peace and prosperity.

Origin: Latin

An olive.


Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Oliver , Livvy , Ollie

Other boys names beginning with O


Overall UK ranking: 2 out of 4789

4167 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Oliver

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