Meaning and Origin of: Olivia

Olivia meaning and origin

Girl name origins & meanings

What does Olivia mean and stand for?

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 as a baby girl name England since the 13th century. Despite being more popular than ever, it was first popularized by William Shakespeare's character in the Twelfth Night

Syllables: 4

Famous people with this first name


According to Social Security Administration data, Olivia has been consistently popular, oftentimes competing for the top spot with Emma, but nevertheless remaining in the top 5 for over the last decade.

However, it is the 43rd most popular name on

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:

Nicknames for Olivia

  • Liv
  • Ollie
  • Livie

Pairs well with these middle names