Olive - girls name

Olive name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Olive name meaning:

Origin: English

Unsurprisingly, the name Olive relates to the tree of the same name. Hugely historically and culturally important throughout the Mediterranean region the olive tree is known for its little fruits (olives) and oil. However, it is not the fruit that the name refers to.

Olive branches have traditionally been offered as a symbol of peace. The latin word 'oliva' relates to peace and so the tree is named thus.


Victorian names

Related names

Olive , Livvy , Oliva, Ollie

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Overall UK ranking: 74 out of 5581

691 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (153)

Historical popularity of Olive

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