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


Ollie is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Ollie thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Ollie?

Ollie is a diminutive of the names Oliver or Olivia.

What does the name Ollie mean?

Ollie means “olive”, “olive tree planter” and “peaceful” for girls and “ancestor’s descendant”, “warlike elf” or “olive tree” for boys.

Ollie as a unisex name

The name Ollie is a popular nickname, but it can also be given as a standalone given name. Since Ollie works as an abbreviation of Oliver or Olivia, the name is a unisex name. Other spellings are Oli, Olli, or Olly. The name Ollie is short, crisp, and modern. If you want to give your child a gender-indicating middle name, for girls you could choose Ollie Melinda, Ollie Tabitha, Ollie Neva or Ollie Tylda. For a boy, Ollie Gabe, Ollie Elijah, Ollie Matthew or Ollie Timothy would be good options.

Ollie in pop culture

  • The 2018 film Stan & Ollie covers the career of the famous British comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The artistic duo Laurel and Hardy were known by different nicknames in each country. The feature film was directed by Jon S. Baird, with Steve Coogan playing Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly portraying Oliver Hardy. The film received good reviews and was praised for authentically recreating the art of Laurel and Hardy.
  • Ollie Watkins is a British footballer of the club Aston Villa and the British national team. Born in 1995, Ollie started his soccer career at the Exeter City club and was named Championship Player of the Year in 2020.
  • An Ollie is a trick in skateboarding: The rider or the driver jumps in the air together with the skateboard, without using the hands to help. An ollie is still relatively easy to learn and can be a realistic training goal even for hobby skateboarders. According to the community, the hardest skateboard trick is the “900°” trick, which involves a two and a half turn of the body.
  • Ronald Ollie is an American Football player. He was born in 1996 in the state of Mississippi and got famous on TV in the Netflix show “Last Chance U”. Currently, he plays for the Las Vegas Raiders.

Pronunciation of Ollie

Variants of the name Ollie

Oli Olli Olly

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Oliver Oscar Noah Archie Theo Alfie Jack Charlie Harry Olivia Ava Amelia Max Willow Lily Harrison Freddie Ella Elliot Ethan

Popularity of the name Ollie

The name Ollie is ranked #771 overall.

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