Olivia Name Meaning

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Fact: The olive tree symbolizes peace and fruitfulness

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A Deep Dive

Olivia Overview

Meaning

Olive tree, peace

Gender

Girl

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Latin word “oliva,” meaning “olive tree.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/əˈlɪviə/

Popularity

Olivia is one of the most popular names globally, widely used in many countries. Ranked 1st most popular name in USA in 2023.

Syllable

3 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

5 (Visionary, Expansive, Adventurous)

Name Styles

Cute, Popular, Classic, Nature-inspired

Associated Traits

Elegant, intelligent, kind, artistic

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Olivia has cultural significance due to its association with peace (olive branch) and has appeared in literature, notably in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”

Name Day

June 10th
A Deep Dive

Olivia Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Olivia, Olyvia, Alivia, Olive, Olivette, Olivianne, Oliviera, Olivetta

Common Nicknames

Livvy, Ollie, Via, Livia

Diminutives

Liv, Livvy, Ollie, Livy

Famous People

  • Olivia Newton-John
    (Australian Singer)
  • Olivia Wilde
    (American Actress)
  • Olivia Colman
    (British Actress)
  • Olivia Rodrigo
    (American Singer)
  • Olivia Munn
    (American Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Olivia Pope
    ("Scandal," TV Series)
  • Olivia Benson
    ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," TV Series)
  • Olivia Dunham
    ("Fringe," TV Series)
  • Olivia
    ("Twelfth Night," Play)
  • Olivia Baker ("13 Reasons Why," TV Series

Places

  • Olivia
    (Minnesota, USA)
  • Olivia Beach
    (Lincoln City, Oregon, USA)
  • Olivia Plantation
    (Vacherie, Louisiana, USA)
  • Santa Olivia
    (Texas, USA)
  • Olivia Islands
    (Antarctica)

What Is the Meaning of Olivia?

Olivia means “olive tree” and symbolizes peace. People named Olivia are often seen as calm, kind, and nurturing, with a natural ability to bring harmony to those around them.

What Is the Origin of The Name Olivia?

Olivia originates from Latin. The name was popularized by William Shakespeare in his play “Twelfth Night,” giving it a timeless and classic appeal.

Olivia Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Olivia in the U.S. over the Years

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Annual Statistics Breakdown for Olivia

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
20231
No change from 2022
15270
(-1360 from 2022)
0.87297
20221
No change from 2021
16630
(-1194 from 2021)
0.92746
20211
No change from 2020
17824
(+147 from 2020)
0.99488
20201
No change from 2019
17677
(-884 from 2019)
1.00001
20191
(+1 from 2018)
18561
(+511 from 2018)
1.01157
20182
No change from 2017
18050
(-721 from 2017)
0.97061
20172
No change from 2016
18771
(-633 from 2016)
0.99362
20162
No change from 2015
19404
(-317 from 2015)
1.00234
20152
No change from 2014
19721
(-112 from 2014)
1.01088
20142
(+1 from 2013)
19833
(+1385 from 2013)
1.01379
20133
(+1 from 2012)
18448
(+1117 from 2012)
0.95701
20124
No change from 2011
17331
(-2 from 2011)
0.89360
20114
No change from 2010
17333
(+298 from 2010)
0.89452
20104
(-1 from 2009)
17035
(-406 from 2009)
0.86883
20093
(+1 from 2008)
17441
(+354 from 2008)
0.86125
20084
(+3 from 2007)
17087
(+500 from 2007)
0.82036
20077
No change from 2006
16587
(+1081 from 2006)
0.78370
20067
(-2 from 2005)
15506
(-193 from 2005)
0.74173
20055
(-1 from 2004)
15699
(-408 from 2004)
0.77351
20044
(+1 from 2003)
16107
(-45 from 2003)
0.79824
20035
(+5 from 2002)
16152
(+1522 from 2002)
0.80501
200210
No change from 2001
14630
(+653 from 2001)
0.74075
200110
(+6 from 2000)
13977
(+1123 from 2000)
0.70557
200016
(+4 from 1999)
12854
(+1598 from 1999)
0.64407
199920
(+1 from 1998)
11256
(+646 from 1998)
0.57818
199821
(+6 from 1997)
10610
(+1132 from 1997)
0.54733
199727
(+7 from 1996)
9478
(+1354 from 1996)
0.49643
199634
(+5 from 1995)
8124
(+499 from 1995)
0.42373
199539
(+11 from 1994)
7625
(+1193 from 1994)
0.39681
199450
No change from 1993
6432
(+90 from 1993)
0.32995
199350
(+8 from 1992)
6342
(+531 from 1992)
0.32168
199258
(+3 from 1991)
5811
(+210 from 1991)
0.28987
199161
(+11 from 1990)
5601
(+973 from 1990)
0.27545
199072
(+50 from 1989)
4628
(+2190 from 1989)
0.22527
1989122
(+12 from 1988)
2438
(+297 from 1988)
0.12238
1988134
(+32 from 1987)
2141
(+442 from 1987)
0.11133
1987166
(+49 from 1986)
1699
(+465 from 1986)
0.09065
1986215
(+33 from 1985)
1234
(+209 from 1985)
0.06687
1985248
(-26 from 1984)
1025
(-141 from 1984)
0.05552
1984222
(+6 from 1983)
1166
(+77 from 1983)
0.06466
1983228
No change from 1982
1089
(-38 from 1982)
0.06085
1982228
(+16 from 1981)
1127
(+102 from 1981)
0.06212
1981244
(-15 from 1980)
1025
(-91 from 1980)
0.05731
1980229
(-19 from 1979)
1116
(-138 from 1979)
0.06267
1979210
(-11 from 1978)
1254
(-58 from 1978)
0.07277
1978199
(+26 from 1977)
1312
(+207 from 1977)
0.07981
1977225
(-29 from 1976)
1105
(-128 from 1976)
0.06717
1976196
(+36 from 1975)
1233
(+183 from 1975)
0.07844
1975232
(+167 from 1974)
1050
(+543 from 1974)
0.06727
1974399
(+90 from 1973)
507
(+147 from 1973)
0.03237
1973489
(+15 from 1972)
360
(+15 from 1972)
0.02316
1972504
(+38 from 1971)
345
(+10 from 1971)
0.02139
1971542
No change from 1970
335
(-14 from 1970)
0.01911
1970542
(-18 from 1969)
349
No change from 1969
0.01905
1969524
(+4 from 1968)
349
(+25 from 1968)
0.01980
1968528
(-18 from 1967)
324
(-23 from 1967)
0.01895
1967510
(+6 from 1966)
347
(+13 from 1966)
0.02021
1966516
(-61 from 1965)
334
(-108 from 1965)
0.01902
1965455
(+16 from 1964)
442
(+17 from 1964)
0.02419
1964471
(-11 from 1963)
425
(-23 from 1963)
0.02171
1963460
(+5 from 1962)
448
(+19 from 1962)
0.02253
1962465
(+2 from 1961)
429
(-6 from 1961)
0.02117
1961467
(-25 from 1960)
435
(-49 from 1960)
0.02094
1960442
(-9 from 1959)
484
(-6 from 1959)
0.02327
1959433
(-46 from 1958)
490
(-67 from 1958)
0.02357
1958387
(+16 from 1957)
557
(+36 from 1957)
0.02696
1957403
(-18 from 1956)
521
(-15 from 1956)
0.02483
1956385
(-35 from 1955)
536
(-69 from 1955)
0.02603
1955350
(-15 from 1954)
605
(-40 from 1954)
0.03018
1954335
(-2 from 1953)
645
(+26 from 1953)
0.03240
1953333
(-29 from 1952)
619
(-75 from 1952)
0.03208
1952304
No change from 1951
694
(+29 from 1951)
0.03649
1951304
(-29 from 1950)
665
(-104 from 1950)
0.03600
1950275
(-16 from 1949)
769
(-85 from 1949)
0.04373
1949259
(+2 from 1948)
854
(+6 from 1948)
0.04865
1948261
(-7 from 1947)
848
(-9 from 1947)
0.04866
1947254
(+14 from 1946)
857
(+129 from 1946)
0.04714
1946268
(+9 from 1945)
728
(+107 from 1945)
0.04514
1945277
(-32 from 1944)
621
(-109 from 1944)
0.04613
1944245
(+22 from 1943)
730
(+36 from 1943)
0.05342
1943267
(-15 from 1942)
694
(-48 from 1942)
0.04835
1942252
(+13 from 1941)
742
(+155 from 1941)
0.05336
1941265
(+2 from 1940)
587
(+47 from 1940)
0.04711
1940267
(+29 from 1939)
540
(+112 from 1939)
0.04571
1939296
(+2 from 1938)
428
(-17 from 1938)
0.03774
1938298
(+14 from 1937)
445
(+52 from 1937)
0.03899
1937312
(-2 from 1936)
393
(+12 from 1936)
0.03567
1936310
(+21 from 1935)
381
(+16 from 1935)
0.03536
1935331
(-2 from 1934)
365
(+6 from 1934)
0.03359
1934329
(-3 from 1933)
359
(-11 from 1933)
0.03317
1933326
(-7 from 1932)
370
(-29 from 1932)
0.03537
1932319
(+8 from 1931)
399
(+19 from 1931)
0.03607
1931327
No change from 1930
380
(-22 from 1930)
0.03443
1930327
(-15 from 1929)
402
(-56 from 1929)
0.03446
1929312
(-1 from 1928)
458
(+16 from 1928)
0.03957
1928311
(-12 from 1927)
442
(-57 from 1927)
0.03697
1927299
(+8 from 1926)
499
(+33 from 1926)
0.04036
1926307
(-14 from 1925)
466
(-61 from 1925)
0.03788
1925293
(+6 from 1924)
527
(+26 from 1924)
0.04172
1924299
(-18 from 1923)
501
(-27 from 1923)
0.03867
1923281
(-2 from 1922)
528
(-8 from 1922)
0.04216
1922279
(+15 from 1921)
536
(+34 from 1921)
0.04296
1921294
(-8 from 1920)
502
(-21 from 1920)
0.03923
1920286
(+9 from 1919)
523
(+52 from 1919)
0.04204
1919295
(+1 from 1918)
471
(+5 from 1918)
0.04010
1918296
(-12 from 1917)
466
(-10 from 1917)
0.03876
1917284
(-1 from 1916)
476
(+30 from 1916)
0.04236
1916283
(+19 from 1915)
446
(+74 from 1915)
0.04108
1915302
(-17 from 1914)
372
(+32 from 1914)
0.03633
1914285
(-7 from 1913)
340
(+53 from 1913)
0.04268
1913278
(-14 from 1912)
287
(+2 from 1912)
0.04382
1912264
(+19 from 1911)
285
(+94 from 1911)
0.04858
1911283
(-17 from 1910)
191
(-20 from 1910)
0.04323
1910266
(+2 from 1909)
211
(+32 from 1909)
0.05029
1909268
(-6 from 1908)
179
(-2 from 1908)
0.04863
1908262
No change from 1907
181
(+10 from 1907)
0.05105
1907262
(-23 from 1906)
171
(-10 from 1906)
0.05068
1906239
(+26 from 1905)
181
(+28 from 1905)
0.05775
1905265
(-15 from 1904)
153
(-4 from 1904)
0.04938
1904250
(+22 from 1903)
157
(+27 from 1903)
0.05369
1903272
(+1 from 1902)
130
No change from 1902
0.04673
1902273
(-16 from 1901)
130
(+4 from 1901)
0.04637
1901257
(-7 from 1900)
126
(-41 from 1900)
0.04956
1900250
(+23 from 1899)
167
(+57 from 1899)
0.05256
1899273
(-22 from 1898)
110
(-31 from 1898)
0.04445
1898251
(-6 from 1897)
141
(+10 from 1897)
0.05143
1897245
(+22 from 1896)
131
(+17 from 1896)
0.05276
1896267
(-6 from 1895)
114
(-3 from 1895)
0.04524
1895261
(-24 from 1894)
117
(-10 from 1894)
0.04735
1894237
(+19 from 1893)
127
(+20 from 1893)
0.05382
1893256
(+8 from 1892)
107
(+6 from 1892)
0.04751
1892264
(+46 from 1891)
101
(+35 from 1891)
0.04491
1891310
(-40 from 1890)
66
(-19 from 1890)
0.03358
1890270
(-37 from 1889)
85
(-15 from 1889)
0.04215
1889233
(+43 from 1888)
100
(+29 from 1888)
0.05285
1888276
(-24 from 1887)
71
(+2 from 1887)
0.03748
1887252
(-11 from 1886)
69
(-3 from 1886)
0.04439
1886241
(+18 from 1885)
72
(+13 from 1885)
0.04683
1885259
(+7 from 1884)
59
(+5 from 1884)
0.04156
1884266
(+2 from 1883)
54
(+8 from 1883)
0.03925
1883268
(-29 from 1882)
46
(-6 from 1882)
0.03831
1882239
(-26 from 1881)
52
(+1 from 1881)
0.04495
1881213
(+20 from 1880)
51
(+7 from 1880)
0.05159
1880233
First SSA data recorded
44
First SSA data recorded
0.04508

American States Popularity Rankings for Olivia

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

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Pennsylvania (PA)

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Ohio (OH)

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Michigan (MI)

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North Carolina (NC)

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Georgia (GA)

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New Jersey (NJ)

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Massachusetts (MA)

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Virginia (VA)

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Indiana (IN)

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Washington (WA)

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Tennessee (TN)

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Missouri (MO)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Wisconsin (WI)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Maryland (MD)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Colorado (CO)

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Alabama (AL)

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Kentucky (KY)

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Connecticut (CT)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Utah (UT)

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Oregon (OR)

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Iowa (IA)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Kansas (KS)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Nevada (NV)

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Nebraska (NE)

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West Virginia (WV)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Idaho (ID)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Maine (ME)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Delaware (DE)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Montana (MT)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Alaska (AK)

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Vermont (VT)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Olivia in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in Other American Territories

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Popularity in Finland

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Popularity in Belgium

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Popularity in Quebec, Canada

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Popularity in Denmark

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Popularity in Norway

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Popularity in Galicia, Spain

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

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Popularity in New Zealand

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Popularity in Argentina

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Popularity in Sweden

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Popularity in Switzerland

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Popularity in Spain

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Popularity in Ireland

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Popularity in Uruguay

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Popularity in Catalonia, Spain

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Popularity in Austria

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Popularity in France

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Popularity in Basque Country, Spain

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Popularity in Chile

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Popularity in Germany

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Poland

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Popularity in Hungary

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Popularity in Iceland

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Popularity in Mexico

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Olivia a Name for Boys or Girls?

Olivia is a girl’s name. Its soft and elegant sound, along with its association with peace and nature, makes it well-suited for girls, reflecting qualities of grace and gentleness.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Olivia

Olivia in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places