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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #571 most popular

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 openness, it's refreshing!

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

I is for ideals, no higher!

V is for versatile, your changeable nature.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

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

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


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 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Oliver" ranks #11 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 261 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of 7,261 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Oliver

Olly Murs

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


Oliver Kahn

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


Oliver Hudson

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


Oliver Stone

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


Oliver Sacks

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


Burgess Meredith

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


Past life for Oliver born Mar 10, 1996

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 Ontario approximately on 1825. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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