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Olivia’s Popularity: #1
The current most popular girls’ name in the UK – and extremely popular worldwide – Olivia is a pretty, feminine name derived from the Latin word oliva, meaning “olive”.
Detailed Meaning of Olivia
Popular even as early as the thirteenth century thanks to William Shakespeare’s character from one his most-loved play’s Twelfth Night, the name really exploded in popularity around the mid-90s and for the last few years has consistently topped the naming charts in the UK.
Famous People With This Name
There are a whole host of famous Olivias. Olivia Newton-John is perhaps one of the most iconic, following her role in the cult-hit film Greece.
Olivia Colman is also extremely well-known and renowned. The internationally acclaimed British actress has appeared in everything from crime drama Broadchurch to hit-comedy Fleabag.
Possible Nicknames for Olivia
Possible nicknames include Olive, Liv, Livy or Livi.
Similar Names to Olivia
A possible nickname but also a name in its own right, Olive is an alternative to Olivia. Lilia is a fairly unique related name. Alivia and Olivea are alternate spellings but Olivia is by far the most common and widely used.
Stories Featuring This Name
NBC police procedural drama Law & Order features the character Olivia Benson and Olivia Pope is one of the main characters in political drama series Scandal.
There are also a series of children’s books based on a pig called Olivia by Ian Falconer.
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