Oliver Name Meaning
|Usage / Origin||Latin|
|Lucky Colors||Green, Yellow|
|Lucky Days||Sunday, Saturday|
|Lucky Metals||Bronze, Iron|
|Popularity||In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 5 in baby name popularity for boys with 13,389 occurrences. It ranked 6,412 in baby name popularity for girls with 19 occurrences. In contrast, the year before it ranked 9 in baby name popularity for boys with 13,193 occurrences. It ranked 7,725 in baby name popularity for girls with 15 occurrences. Want to see how Oliver sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Oliver Name Popularity Page.|
|Related Names||Oliver has the diminutives (nicknames) Oli, Ollie.|
Popular in medieval times, the name is again popular in the U.S. and very popular in England. Oliver derives from Olivier a Norman French form of a Germanic name such as Alfher and has been influenced by the Latin Oliva meaning “olive tree”.
The name may also possibly stem from the the German Alfihar meaning “elf army”.
The name has been used in literature since the Middle Ages. It was the name of one of Charlemagne’s knights in the French poem Chanson de Roland in the 12th century.
It was the name of the title character in Oliver, a film based on the book “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens.
Oliver falls into the name categories classic, song, tree.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Oliver Bozanic, and Oliver Cromwell.
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