Ollie - boys name

Ollie name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Ollie name meaning:

The name Ollie is derived from the Scandinavian name Olaf, which means "ancestor's relic" or "heirloom." It is a diminutive of Oliver and was initially used as a nickname or a pet form of the name. Ollie gained popularity as an independent name, particularly in English-speaking countries, in the late 19th century.

The name Ollie carries a sense of tradition and heritage. It suggests a connection to the past and a sense of carrying on the legacy of one's ancestors. It can also be seen as a reminder of the importance of family and lineage. The name Ollie often conveys a warm and friendly image, as well as a sense of approachability. It is a name that is often associated with individuals who are kind-hearted, down-to-earth, and easy to get along with.

In summary, the name Ollie holds the meaning of "ancestor's relic" or "heirloom," symbolizing a connection to the past and the importance of family. It suggests a warm and friendly nature, often associated with kind-hearted and approachable individuals.

Origin: Latin

Form of Oliver. An olive.


Unisex names

Related names

Oliver , Livvy , Ollie

Other boys names beginning with O


Overall UK ranking: 96 out of 4789

613 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (36)
  • Wales (47)

Historical popularity of Ollie

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