Olivia

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416k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
608
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Olivia

"Olivia" is a name of English origin, and it means "Elf Army". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From Latin Olīva, an early saints’ name from olīva (“olive; olive branch”). Shakespeare used the form Olivia in Twelfth Night.

  1. A female given name.

Olivia was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Olivia

Olivia de Havilland is an actress. Her career lasted from 1935 to 2009. Olivia was given the name Olivia Mary de Havilland by her parents Walter Augustus de Havilland and Lillian Fontaine on July 1st, 1916 in Tokyo.

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Olivia Munn is an actress, model, and presenter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Olivia was given the name Lisa Olivia Munn on July 3rd, 1980 in Oklahoma City.

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Olivia Wilde is an actress, producer, and model. Her ongoing career started in 2003. Olivia was given the name Olivia Jane Cockburn on March 10th, 1984 in New York City.

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Olivia Newton-John is a singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. She was most active from 1963 to present. Olivia was born on September 26th, 1948 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

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Olivia Colman is an actress. Olivia was given the name Sarah Caroline Colman on January 30th, 1974 in Norwich.

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Olivia Cooke is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Olivia was given the name Olivia Kate Cooke on December 27th, 1993 in Manchester.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Olivia

Olivia is a contemporary r&b, soul music, and hip hop music singer-songwriter and actor. She was most prominent from 2000 to present. Olivia was given the name Olivia Theresa Longott on February 15th, 1981 in Brooklyn. Olivia is also known as O.O. and Lady O.

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Saint Olivia was a saint. She holds the title Virgin Martyr. Saint was born in 448 in Palermo, Sicily. She passed away in 463.

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Georgina was born on July 18th, 1990.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 44 44 0
1881 51 51 0
1882 52 52 0
1883 46 46 0
1884 54 54 0
1885 59 59 0
1886 72 72 0
1887 69 69 0
1888 71 71 0
1889 100 100 0
1890 85 85 0
1891 66 66 0
1892 101 101 0
1893 107 107 0
1894 127 127 0
1895 117 117 0
1896 114 114 0
1897 131 131 0
1898 141 141 0
1899 110 110 0
1900 167 167 0
1901 126 126 0
1902 130 130 0
1903 130 130 0
1904 157 157 0
1905 153 153 0
1906 181 181 0
1907 171 171 0
1908 181 181 0
1909 179 179 0
1910 211 211 0
1911 191 191 0
1912 285 285 0
1913 287 287 0
1914 340 340 0
1915 372 372 0
1916 446 446 0
1917 476 476 0
1918 466 466 0
1919 471 471 0
1920 523 523 0
1921 502 502 0
1922 536 536 0
1923 535 528 7
1924 507 501 6
1925 532 527 5
1926 466 466 0
1927 499 499 0
1928 442 442 0
1929 465 458 7
1930 410 402 8
1931 387 380 7
1932 399 399 0
1933 374 369 5
1934 359 359 0
1935 371 365 6
1936 381 381 0
1937 398 393 5
1938 446 446 0
1939 429 429 0
1940 540 540 0
1941 593 587 6
1942 748 742 6
1943 694 694 0
1944 734 729 5
1945 621 621 0
1946 728 728 0
1947 857 857 0
1948 848 848 0
1949 854 854 0
1950 769 769 0
1951 666 666 0
1952 692 692 0
1953 620 620 0
1954 646 646 0
1955 606 606 0
1956 543 537 6
1957 518 518 0
1958 557 557 0
1959 491 491 0
1960 484 484 0
1961 435 435 0
1962 428 428 0
1963 451 451 0
1964 425 425 0
1965 442 442 0
1966 334 334 0
1967 345 345 0
1968 325 325 0
1969 348 348 0
1970 352 352 0
1971 336 336 0
1972 348 348 0
1973 359 359 0
1974 511 506 5
1975 1,058 1,049 9
1976 1,240 1,234 6
1977 1,110 1,103 7
1978 1,317 1,312 5
1979 1,259 1,253 6
1980 1,122 1,117 5
1981 1,036 1,029 7
1982 1,127 1,127 0
1983 1,086 1,086 0
1984 1,170 1,163 7
1985 1,021 1,021 0
1986 1,236 1,229 7
1987 1,706 1,695 11
1988 2,147 2,138 9
1989 2,465 2,435 30
1990 4,638 4,623 15 #72 girl name
1991 5,607 5,598 9 #61 girl name
1992 5,817 5,803 14 #58 girl name
1993 6,346 6,339 7 #50 girl name
1994 6,442 6,432 10 #50 girl name
1995 7,636 7,624 12 #39 girl name
1996 8,134 8,122 12 #34 girl name
1997 9,489 9,477 12 #27 girl name
1998 10,626 10,610 16 #21 girl name
1999 11,271 11,253 18 #20 girl name
2000 12,858 12,852 6 #16 girl name
2001 13,987 13,976 11 #10 girl name
2002 14,645 14,628 17 #10 girl name
2003 16,166 16,144 22 #5 girl name
2004 16,177 16,104 73 #4 girl name
2005 15,714 15,691 23 #5 girl name
2006 15,510 15,493 17 #7 girl name
2007 16,594 16,577 17 #7 girl name
2008 17,107 17,076 31 #4 girl name
2009 17,447 17,429 18 #3 girl name
2010 17,047 17,019 28 #4 girl name
2011 17,332 17,315 17 #4 girl name
2012 17,321 17,303 18 #4 girl name
2013 18,429 18,405 24 #3 girl name
2014 19,806 19,784 22 #2 girl name
2015 19,646 19,638 8 #2 girl name
2016 19,261 19,246 15 #2 girl name

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Popularity of Olivia as a first name

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Popularity of Olivia as a last name

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Common last names for Olivia

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Garcia
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Miller
  • Thompson
  • Robinson
  • Moore
  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Harris
  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Olivia U.S.
  White 58.72% 64.26%
  African American 6.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 31.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Olivia

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

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Fun Facts about the name Olivia

  • How Popular is the name Olivia? Olivia is the 161st most popular name of all time. In 2016 Olivia was the 2nd most popular name. As a last name Olivia was the 36,736th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Olivia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 416,199 babies born with the first name Olivia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Olivia to occupy the territory of Martinique (France) with an estimated population of 408,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Olivia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 44 new born babies.
  • When was Olivia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Olivia is Monday, October 11th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Olivia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Olivia was in 2014 with a total of 19,784 babies. That's a lot of babies named Olivia!
  • Random Olivia Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Olivia ranks 46th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 105 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Olivia: Your name in reverse order is Aivilo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ovliia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Olivia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 608 people with the last name Olivia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Olivia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Olivia as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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