Oliva

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Oliva

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖O*li"va
A genus of polished marine gastropod shells, chiefly tropical, and often beautifully colored.

Etymology: L. an olive

Wiktionary
  1. (anatomy) olivary body

oliva was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Galician, Interlingua, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Romansch, Slovak, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Oliva

Olive Thomas was an actress, model, and model (people). Her career lasted from 1916 to 1920. Olive was given the name Oliva R. Duffy on October 20th, 1894 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. She died on September 10th, 1920.

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Oliva Sabuco was a in the fields of philosophy and psychology. Oliva was given the name Oliva Sabuco de Nantes Barrera in 1562 in Alcaraz. She left this life in 1620.

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Oliva was born on November 25th, 1977. Oliva is also known as Nieves and Seledina.

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He left this life on January 2nd, 1848.

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Oliva Mtatiti Nzuki is an athlete for the AS Rivière du Rempart.

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Oliva Polvillo is an athlete for the Sevilla FC (women).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Oliva

Sergio Oliva was a bodybuilder. Sergio was born on July 4th, 1941 in Cuba. He left this life on November 12th, 2012.

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Jon Oliva is a heavy metal music, progressive metal, power metal, and symphonic metal musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Piano, Drum kit, Violin, Cello, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1978 to present. Jon was given the name John Nicholas Oliva on July 22nd, 1960 in Bronx, New York, United States.

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Criss Oliva was a heavy metal music, progressive metal, power metal, speed metal, and thrash metal musician and songwriter. Criss was given the name Christopher Michael Oliva on April 3rd, 1963 in Pequannock Township, New Jersey. He passed away on October 17th, 1993.

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Tony Oliva is a baseball player. Tony was born on July 20th, 1938 in Pinar del Río, Cuba.

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Maximiliano Oliva is a soccer player for the Crucero del Norte, Club Atlético River Plate, Club Atlético Tigre, Independiente Rivadavia, San Martín de San Juan, Aris Limassol F.C., Estudiantes de La Plata, and Argentina national under-20 football team. Maximiliano was born on March 4th, 1990 in Gobernador Crespo, Argentina.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 5 5 0
1885 5 5 0
1889 10 10 0
1890 5 5 0
1892 6 6 0
1894 11 11 0
1895 5 5 0
1896 9 9 0
1897 6 6 0
1899 8 8 0
1900 9 9 0
1901 5 5 0
1902 11 11 0
1903 8 8 0
1904 13 13 0
1905 11 11 0
1906 12 12 0
1907 11 11 0
1908 7 7 0
1909 9 9 0
1910 12 12 0
1911 11 11 0
1912 12 12 0
1913 16 11 5
1914 10 10 0
1915 23 18 5
1916 29 29 0
1917 24 24 0
1918 24 24 0
1919 28 28 0
1920 28 23 5
1921 28 23 5
1922 16 16 0
1923 28 28 0
1924 30 23 7
1925 24 24 0
1926 18 18 0
1927 12 12 0
1928 15 15 0
1929 15 15 0
1930 12 7 5
1931 13 13 0
1932 11 11 0
1933 13 13 0
1934 9 9 0
1935 17 17 0
1936 6 6 0
1937 7 7 0
1938 9 9 0
1939 8 8 0
1940 6 6 0
1942 8 8 0
1943 6 6 0
1944 7 7 0
1945 6 6 0
1946 8 8 0
1948 5 5 0
1950 5 5 0
1951 5 5 0
1952 5 5 0
1953 9 9 0
1955 9 9 0
1956 5 5 0
1957 8 8 0
1959 10 10 0
1960 5 5 0
1961 6 6 0
1962 6 6 0
1964 8 8 0
1965 10 10 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 5 5 0
1970 7 7 0
1971 6 6 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 13 13 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 15 15 0
1977 13 13 0
1978 14 14 0
1979 11 11 0
1980 16 16 0
1981 16 16 0
1982 15 15 0
1983 16 16 0
1984 12 12 0
1985 17 17 0
1986 15 15 0
1987 17 17 0
1988 26 26 0
1989 16 16 0
1990 34 34 0
1991 32 32 0
1992 34 34 0
1993 30 30 0
1994 23 23 0
1995 28 28 0
1996 20 20 0
1997 32 32 0
1998 28 28 0
1999 32 32 0
2000 34 34 0
2001 27 27 0
2002 29 29 0
2003 34 34 0
2004 21 21 0
2005 25 25 0
2006 25 25 0
2007 31 31 0
2008 30 30 0
2009 23 23 0
2010 21 21 0
2011 15 15 0
2012 19 19 0
2013 21 21 0
2014 32 32 0
2015 28 28 0
2016 28 28 0
2017 22 22 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity of Oliva as a first name

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Popularity of Oliva as a last name

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Common last names for Oliva

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Oliva U.S.
  White 21.82% 64.26%
  African American 0.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 73.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Oliva

People with the last name Oliva are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Oliva

  • How Popular is the name Oliva? Oliva is the 7,142nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Oliva was the 1,835th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Oliva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,845 babies born with the first name Oliva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Oliva to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Oliva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Oliva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Oliva is Monday, December 12th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Oliva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Oliva was in 1990 with a total of 34 babies.
  • Random Oliva Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Oliva is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Oliva: Your name in reverse order is Avilo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laoiv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Oliva? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,513 people with the last name Oliva.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Oliva? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Oliva as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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