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116k
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since 1880

Oliver

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Elf army
  • #571 All Time
  • #32 in 2014
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Boys

How popular is the name "Oliver" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 234 0 234 #69 boy name
1881 238 0 238 #67 boy name
1882 244 0 244 #72 boy name
1883 219 0 219 #72 boy name
1884 245 0 245 #74 boy name
1885 258 0 258 #72 boy name
1886 230 0 230 #75 boy name
1887 203 0 203 #80 boy name
1888 206 0 206 #88 boy name
1889 210 0 210 #84 boy name
1890 218 0 218 #81 boy name
1891 212 0 212 #77 boy name
1892 238 0 238 #84 boy name
1893 214 0 214 #86 boy name
1894 222 0 222 #88 boy name
1895 216 0 216 #88 boy name
1896 194 0 194 #99 boy name
1897 174 0 174
1898 186 0 186
1899 161 0 161
1900 256 0 256 #95 boy name
1901 187 0 187 #92 boy name
1902 181 0 181
1903 210 0 210 #93 boy name
1904 200 0 200
1905 220 9 211
1906 183 0 183
1907 207 0 207
1908 207 0 207
1909 246 0 246
1910 307 0 307
1911 338 5 333
1912 652 7 645
1913 645 0 645
1914 873 12 861
1915 1,140 9 1,131
1916 1,118 15 1,103
1917 1,185 10 1,175
1918 1,258 10 1,248
1919 1,220 11 1,209
1920 1,176 11 1,165
1921 1,202 10 1,192
1922 1,226 10 1,216
1923 1,230 10 1,220
1924 1,184 11 1,173
1925 1,061 13 1,048
1926 1,071 5 1,066
1927 1,014 12 1,002
1928 942 8 934
1929 894 11 883
1930 860 9 851
1931 785 6 779
1932 745 6 739
1933 593 0 593
1934 743 9 734
1935 659 9 650
1936 588 0 588
1937 615 6 609
1938 568 0 568
1939 603 6 597
1940 589 7 582
1941 600 0 600
1942 616 5 611
1943 684 15 669
1944 572 7 565
1945 564 5 559
1946 623 6 617
1947 631 5 626
1948 640 11 629
1949 604 6 598
1950 556 0 556
1951 550 0 550
1952 565 11 554
1953 529 8 521
1954 535 0 535
1955 507 0 507
1956 489 5 484
1957 453 0 453
1958 454 0 454
1959 377 8 369
1960 372 0 372
1961 347 0 347
1962 314 0 314
1963 359 0 359
1964 368 0 368
1965 302 0 302
1966 343 5 338
1967 290 0 290
1968 329 7 322
1969 335 7 328
1970 368 0 368
1971 425 6 419
1972 372 5 367
1973 382 7 375
1974 347 0 347
1975 357 0 357
1976 342 5 337
1977 346 7 339
1978 428 8 420
1979 408 0 408
1980 400 6 394
1981 409 6 403
1982 450 0 450
1983 433 0 433
1984 398 7 391
1985 370 0 370
1986 343 6 337
1987 463 6 457
1988 438 0 438
1989 458 0 458
1990 625 0 625
1991 580 0 580
1992 661 0 661
1993 670 5 665
1994 643 0 643
1995 595 0 595
1996 606 0 606
1997 668 0 668
1998 739 5 734
1999 782 0 782
2000 977 0 977
2001 978 0 978
2002 1,170 5 1,165
2003 1,378 5 1,373
2004 1,493 5 1,488
2005 1,792 0 1,792
2006 2,349 0 2,349
2007 2,914 7 2,907
2008 3,610 11 3,599
2009 4,291 7 4,284 #98 boy name
2010 4,665 6 4,659 #88 boy name
2011 5,414 9 5,405 #78 boy name
2012 5,915 9 5,906 #73 boy name
2013 7,261 12 7,249 #52 boy name
2014 9,378 13 9,365 #32 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Oliver? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 115,502 babies born with the name Oliver in the United States. That's more than enough Olivers to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 234 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Oliver" was in 2014 with a total of 9,365 babies. (That's a lot of baby Olivers)

According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Oliver" ranks #85 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 77 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 2009. Across the entire United States a total of 4,291 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Oliver" mean? The list below shows the origins of Oliver as well as things modernly associated with the name Oliver such as celebrities named Oliver.

English

Origin and Meaning of Oliver

The name "Oliver" is of English origin, and it means "Elf army". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Olly Murs

Olly Murs is a singer-songwriter and presenter specializing in pop and R&B music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Olly was born in 1984 as Oliver Stanley Murs in Witham, Essex, England.

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Oliver Kahn

Oliver Kahn is a football biography. Oliver was born in 1969 in Karlsruhe, West Germany.

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Oliver Hudson

Oliver Hudson is an actor and model with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Oliver was born in 1976 as Oliver Rutledge Hudson in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone is a film director, screenwriter, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1971 to present. Oliver was born in 1946 as William Oliver Stone in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks is a medical person. Oliver was born in 1933 as Oliver Wolf Sacks in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith is an actor, producer, director, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1930 to 1996. Burgess was born in 1907 as Oliver Burgess Meredith in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

V is for versatile, your changeable nature.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

Your name in reverse order is "Revilo". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ierovl". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Oliver born Mar 20, 1933

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Name poster for Oliver

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