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Pronunciation

ɑləvər

Origin

English, German, Scandinavian, Slavic, Finnish

Meaning

Possibly the male version of Olive and Olivia, Oliver is as much about extending peace as his sister. It was a common name in medieval England, taking its origins from the Latin for olive tree which is a symbol of dignity. The name also means “ancestor” or “descendant.”

Rank in the year 2015

Oliver was ranked #27 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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