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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
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18802340234#69 boy name
18812380238#67 boy name
18822440244#72 boy name
18832190219#72 boy name
18842450245#74 boy name
18852580258#72 boy name
18862300230#75 boy name
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18912120212#77 boy name
18922380238#84 boy name
18932140214#86 boy name
18942220222#88 boy name
18952160216#88 boy name
18961940194#99 boy name
18971740174
18981860186
18991610161
19002560256#95 boy name
19011870187#92 boy name
19021810181
19032100210#93 boy name
19042000200
19052209211
19061830183
19072070207
19082070207
19092460246
19103070307
19113385333
19126527645
19136450645
191487312861
19151,14091,131
19161,118151,103
19171,185101,175
19181,258101,248
19191,220111,209
19201,176111,165
19211,202101,192
19221,226101,216
19231,230101,220
19241,184111,173
19251,061131,048
19261,07151,066
19271,014121,002
19289428934
192989411883
19308609851
19317856779
19327456739
19335930593
19347439734
19356599650
19365880588
19376156609
19385680568
19396036597
19405897582
19416000600
19426165611
194368415669
19445727565
19455645559
19466236617
19476315626
194864011629
19496046598
19505560556
19515500550
195256511554
19535298521
19545350535
19555070507
19564895484
19574530453
19584540454
19593778369
19603720372
19613470347
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19633590359
19643680368
19653020302
19663435338
19672900290
19683297322
19693357328
19703680368
19714256419
19723725367
19733827375
19743470347
19753570357
19763425337
19773467339
19784288420
19794080408
19804006394
19814096403
19824500450
19834330433
19843987391
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19863436337
19874636457
19884380438
19894580458
19906250625
19915800580
19926610661
19936705665
19946430643
19955950595
19966060606
19976680668
19987395734
19997820782
20009770977
20019780978
20021,17051,165
20031,37851,373
20041,49351,488
20051,79201,792
20062,34902,349
20072,91472,907
20083,610113,599
20094,29174,284#98 boy name
20104,66564,659#88 boy name
20115,41495,405#78 boy name
20125,91595,906#73 boy name
20137,261127,249#52 boy name
20149,378139,365#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 first appeared 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 #20 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 25 babies in Vermont 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?

What does the name "Oliver" mean?

Oliver (English): Elf army

The name "Oliver" is of English origin and it means "Elf army". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 3 other names that are similar to this one.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

L is for lucky, who is more?

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

V is for valentine, a sweetheart you are!

E is for extra, those little things you do!

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Your name in reverse order is "Revilo". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Veolir". 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.

Where is the name Oliver popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Oliver in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Oliver

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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Past life for Oliver born Jun 6, 2004

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of New Guinea approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

Name poster for Oliver

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