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Gender: Girl Meaning: Olive Origin: Latin Pronunciation: oh LIVY uh Related Names: Ollie, Oliver, Livia, Olive, Oliviah, Oliwia, Oliwia

Olivia: Popularity

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2nd most popular girls name in the UK

4,585 recorded births
in 2012

User rating:  Star: on Star: on Star: on Star: on Star: off ( 3.95 from 917 votes )

Additional information about the name Olivia:

Latinate name, first used by Shakespeare for the rich heiress wooed by the duke in Twelfth Night (1599). Shakespeare may have taken it as a feminine form of Oliver or he may have derived it from the Latin for 'olive'. In the 1970s it was particularly associated with Australian pop singer/actress Olivia Newton-John. Since the 1990s it has steadily increased it's dominance in the UK and globally.

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