Name Oliver Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Oliver


Oliver is a ♂ boy’s name.

Origin of the name Oliver

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.

What is the meaning of the name Oliver?

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).

Pronunciation of Oliver

Variants of the name Oliver

Olivier Olliver

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Popularity of the name Oliver

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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