Oliver is a ♂ boy’s name.
There is no clear origin of the name Oliver. The name could be a Scandinavian one as a derivation of Olaf. It is as well a form of the Icelandic names Ólafur and Óleifr. But there is also an Old High German origin: Alfhari/Althir, and a Latin one: Olivarius.
Oliver means “olive tree”, “olive” or “olive tree planter” (from Latin “oliva”), “ancestor’s descendant” (from Olaf) or “warlike elf” (from Old High German “alb” = elf + “heri” = army/warrior).
The name Oliver is ranked #122 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.
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Last updated: 4/13/2022
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