Meaning and Origin of: Olivia

Girl name origins & meanings

Olivia meaning

  • Old Norse : Kind one
  • Latin : Olive tree
  • Old French : Peace

Olivia is originally derived from the Latin word oliva meaning olive or olive tree, and is a feminine form of Oliver. It has been in use in England since the 13th century. Despite being more popular than ever, it was first popularized by William Shakespeare's character in the Twelfth Night

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Popularity

Olivia is the number two most popular girls name in the US, according to 2018 Social Security Administration data. It has remained in the number two position, behind Emma, for five years in a row. 

However, it is the 43rd most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Olivia was at its peak popularity in March 2019.

The name Olivia was first made popular by William Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night, but today it is more popular than ever thanks to stars like Olivia Newton-John, Olivia Munn, Olivia Wilde, Olivia Culpo, and popular YouTuber Olivia Jade.

Where is it Popular?

Olivia was searched for most often in the following states:

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