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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Octavia

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From Latin Octāvia, feminine form of the gens name Octāvius, from octavus (“the eighth”).

  1. A female given name, in quiet use since the Middle Ages.

Notable Persons Named Octavia

Octavia Spencer is an actress. She has been prominent since 1996. Octavia was given the name Octavia Lenora Spencer on May 25th, 1970 in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. Octavia is also known as Octavia L. Spencer.

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Octavia E. Butler was a writer. Her career lasted from 1970 to 2006. Octavia was given the name Octavia Estelle Butler on June 22nd, 1947 in Pasadena, California, U.S. She passed away on February 24th, 2006.

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Octavia Minor is royalty. Octavia was born as the child of Gaius Octavius (praetor 61 BC) and Atia Balba Caesonia in Nola.

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Octavia was born on June 16th, 1964. They passed away on May 17th, 2009.

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Octavia of the Julii is a fictional character.

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Octavia was born in Baabda.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Octavia

Claudia Octavia is royalty. She has had major accomplishments since 13. Claudia was born as the child of Claudius and Messalina in Rome.

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Fabien Octavia is an athlete for the Essor-Préchotain.

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Joseph Octavia is an athlete for the Essor-Préchotain.

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Kevin Octavia is an athlete for the Essor-Préchotain.

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How popular is the baby name Octavia in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 27 27 0
1881 19 19 0
1882 21 21 0
1883 26 26 0
1884 29 29 0
1885 24 24 0
1886 30 30 0
1887 29 29 0
1888 51 51 0
1889 33 33 0
1890 32 32 0
1891 36 36 0
1892 33 33 0
1893 41 41 0
1894 34 34 0
1895 38 38 0
1896 49 49 0
1897 47 47 0
1898 53 53 0
1899 41 41 0
1900 54 54 0
1901 38 38 0
1902 40 40 0
1903 40 40 0
1904 56 56 0
1905 53 53 0
1906 47 47 0
1907 67 67 0
1908 42 42 0
1909 54 54 0
1910 65 65 0
1911 47 47 0
1912 72 72 0
1913 70 70 0
1914 80 80 0
1915 63 63 0
1916 111 111 0
1917 99 99 0
1918 100 100 0
1919 95 95 0
1920 121 114 7
1921 105 105 0
1922 94 94 0
1923 84 84 0
1924 93 93 0
1925 74 74 0
1926 93 93 0
1927 75 75 0
1928 62 62 0
1929 51 51 0
1930 57 57 0
1931 60 60 0
1932 76 76 0
1933 57 57 0
1934 48 48 0
1935 42 42 0
1936 43 43 0
1937 52 52 0
1938 51 51 0
1939 39 39 0
1940 34 34 0
1941 42 42 0
1942 35 35 0
1943 41 41 0
1944 38 38 0
1945 44 44 0
1946 37 37 0
1947 37 37 0
1948 58 58 0
1949 55 55 0
1950 50 50 0
1951 55 55 0
1952 70 70 0
1953 63 63 0
1954 67 67 0
1955 57 57 0
1956 73 73 0
1957 86 86 0
1958 74 74 0
1959 70 70 0
1960 61 61 0
1961 80 80 0
1962 77 77 0
1963 103 103 0
1964 75 75 0
1965 83 83 0
1966 91 91 0
1967 104 104 0
1968 74 74 0
1969 100 100 0
1970 115 115 0
1971 139 134 5
1972 127 127 0
1973 166 166 0
1974 158 151 7
1975 194 194 0
1976 179 174 5
1977 191 184 7
1978 209 202 7
1979 193 181 12
1980 197 188 9
1981 225 219 6
1982 257 251 6
1983 256 246 10
1984 266 266 0
1985 306 306 0
1986 337 331 6
1987 451 446 5
1988 426 418 8
1989 396 380 16
1990 376 365 11
1991 387 387 0
1992 389 383 6
1993 366 366 0
1994 308 302 6
1995 269 269 0
1996 238 238 0
1997 249 249 0
1998 241 241 0
1999 205 205 0
2000 195 195 0
2001 183 183 0
2002 195 195 0
2003 165 165 0
2004 140 140 0
2005 162 162 0
2006 129 129 0
2007 95 95 0
2008 117 117 0
2009 107 107 0
2010 90 90 0
2011 72 72 0
2012 80 80 0
2013 73 73 0
2014 71 71 0
2015 174 174 0
2016 257 257 0
2017 502 502 0

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Popularity of Octavia as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Octavia

  • How Popular is the name Octavia? Octavia is the 1,912th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Octavia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,920 babies born with the first name Octavia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Octavia to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Octavia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 27 new born babies.
  • When was Octavia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Octavia is Thursday, November 18th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Octavia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Octavia was in 2017 with a total of 502 babies.
  • Random Octavia Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Octavia ranks 69th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 7 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Octavia: Your name in reverse order is Aivatco. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iavctoa. How do you pronounce that?

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