Usage: Olivia is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Olivia are in general originating from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Olivia across the world, see Oliver.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 5.
The name Olivia is ranked on the 464th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 1360900 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.019% of the population.
The name Olivia has six characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Olivia for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Olivia /oʊˈlɪviə/ is a popular feminine given name in the English language. It is a Latinate name derived, first coined by William Shakespeare for a character in the Twelfth Night. It is possible that Shakespeare may have intended this name as a feminine form of Oliver; another possibility is that he may have derived it from the Latin oliva,ae, which translates into English as “olive”.
English: Latinate name, first used by Shakespeare as the name of the rich heiress wooed by the duke in Twelfth Night (1599). Shakespeare may have taken it as a feminine form of Oliver or he may have derived it from Latin oliva olive; it may also have been influenced by the medieval female given name Oliva, although this had dropped out of use by the 16th century.
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