Origin:Latin
Popularity:6
Meaning:olive tree
In the US, Oliver has not reached the heights of its female version, Olivia, but it is heading to the top 10. Social Security Administration data show that Oliver entered the top 100 boys' names in the country in 2009. It’s already wildly popular in England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. It is thought to have roots in the French name Olivier or the Late Latin word olivarius, which means “olive tree.” Charles Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist boosted the popularity of the name in the 19th century.

Famous Olivers

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  • Oliver Cheshire
    Model
  • Oliver Hudson
    Actor
  • Oliver North
    Politician
  • Oliver Riedel
    Bassist, Musician
  • Oliver Stone
    Director

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Source: Social Security Administration

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