What is the meaning of the name Oliver?

The name Oliver is primarily a male name of English origin that means Olive Tree.

Oliver comes from the Old French name "Olivier," which was derived from the Latin name "Oliverius." The name "Oliverius" is thought to be derived from the Latin word "oliva," which means "olive tree."

In the Middle Ages, the name Oliver became popular in England due to the popularity of the French epic poem "La Chanson de Roland," which tells the story of a heroic knight named Oliver. Since then, the name Oliver has remained popular in many English-speaking countries. It has a simple and classic sound, which may contribute to its enduring popularity.

Five famous people named Oliver include:

Oliver Cromwell - an English military and political leader who served as Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland in the mid-17th century.
Oliver Stone - an American filmmaker known for directing films such as "Platoon," "JFK," and "Natural Born Killers."
Oliver Hardy - an American actor and comedian who was one half of the comedy duo "Laurel and Hardy."
Oliver Kahn - a retired German professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich and the German national team.
Oliver Reed - an English actor known for his roles in films such as "Gladiator," "Oliver!," and "The Three Musketeers."

Five fictional characters named Oliver include:

Oliver Twist - the protagonist of the novel "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens.
Oliver Queen - the secret identity of the DC Comics superhero Green Arrow.
Oliver Wood - a character from the "Harry Potter" book series by J.K. Rowling, who played Quidditch for the Gryffindor team.
Oliver Barrett IV - a character from the novel "Love Story" by Erich Segal, who falls in love with a working-class girl named Jennifer.
Oliver Trask - a character from the TV show "The O.C." who is the new bad boy in town and clashes with the main character, Ryan.

People who like the name Oliver also like:

Finn, Benjamin, Owen, Liam, Henry, Theodore, William, Ava, Charlotte, Olivia, Violet, Sophia, Scarlett, Amelia

Names like Oliver:

Olivera, Olivier

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Oliver George Fichera - son of Dylan Dreyer and Brian Fichera , born 2020
Matteo Oliver Tucci - son of Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt , born 2015
Grey Oliver McGraw - son of Morgan Stewart and Jordan McGraw , born 2022
Truett Oliver Duggar - son of Jed Duggar and Katey Duggar , born 2022

Stats for the Name Oliver

checkmark Oliver is currently #2 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Oliver is currently #3 in U.S. births

Songs about Oliver

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Oliver Twisted - The Vaselines
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
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