Meaning:Olive tree; Peace
Olivia is a girl's given name of Latin origin. Its primary meaning is "olive tree," making it suitable for parents seeking an earthy, nature-inspired name for their precious bundle. In Greek mythology, olive trees are symbols of peace and friendship, leading to the popular term "to extend an olive branch" as a sign of reconciliation. Olivia is the feminine form of Oliver, a British boy's name. Olivia was first popularized at the beginning of the 17th century in Shakespeare's romantic comedy, Twelfth Night. Whether you are a theater fan or love the significance of peace and harmony that Olivia embodies, this is certainly an elegant choice for baby!
Famous People Named Olivia
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- Olivia Newton-JohnActress, Singer
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