Octavia - girls name

Octavia name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Octavia name meaning:

The name Octavia is of Latin origin and holds a rich historical significance. Derived from the Latin word "octavus," meaning "eighth," Octavia was originally given to girls who were the eighth-born or had some connection to the number eight. In ancient Rome, the name Octavia gained prominence due to its association with the noble Roman family, the Octavii. Notably, Octavia Minor, the sister of Emperor Augustus, was a respected figure known for her intelligence and political influence.

Octavia carries connotations of strength, intelligence, and sophistication. It symbolizes a person who possesses great determination and resilience. Those bearing the name Octavia are often admired for their leadership qualities, their ability to adapt to challenging situations, and their sense of justice. Octavia also embodies traits such as loyalty, compassion, and generosity.

In modern times, the name Octavia has retained its elegance and charm, often chosen for parents who desire a name that exudes strength and grace. Its historical roots and strong associations with influential women add to its allure, making Octavia a name that resonates with power and ambition.

Origin: Italian

Born eighth.

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Overall UK ranking: 373 out of 5581

123 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (652)

Historical popularity of Octavia

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