Olive

Olive - A very unique female name



  Feb 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Olive, meaning olive tree, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #124. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Olive and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Olive? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Olive. The baby girl name Olive was given to 828 baby girls in 2012, ranking #360 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,707 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Olive peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1911 on position 121.



Famous with this name

Olive Carey
Jonathan Olive
Philippe Olive


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Olive is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Olive is currently topping the baby name charts in Montana at position #135 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #1,245.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Olive is where you live.


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Olive origin and meaning

Olive is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means olive tree. To see famous people named Olive, pop culture references for the name Olive and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Olive

We've found the following names that sound similar to Olive, sorted by popularity.

Olivia / Olevia / Olyvia / Oliva / Oliviah / Olivea /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012360
2011415
2010544
2009598
2008810
20071005
20061791
20052031
20044176
20033355
20023540
20003812
19994800
19934697
19622501
19592135
19581812
19571702
19561373
19551766
19541979
19531253
19521301
19511313
19501005
19491011
1948835
1947975
1946843
1945678
1944760
1943578
1942568
1941499
1940573
1939448
1938442
1937437
1936395
1935381
1934355
1933320
1932283
1931273
1930276
1929240
1928223
1927212
1926212
1925203
1924195
1923178
1922168
1921153
1920150
1919150
1918143
1917137
1916132
1915123
1914126
1913129
1912129
1911121
1910124

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Montana135
Wisconsin150
Oregon153
Hawaii184
Maine193
Nebraska197
Utah206
Washington207
South Dakota215
Idaho219
Minnesota223
New Hampshire233
Iowa239
Colorado250
District of Columbia254
Kansas267
Illinois275
Michigan294
California313
Indiana327
South Carolina327
Nevada349
Arizona379
Massachusetts394
Maryland405
Ohio411
Pennsylvania461
Virginia465
Arkansas498
Oklahoma499
Kentucky500
Connecticut522
Texas525
New York550
Tennessee554
North Carolina558
Florida586
Alabama593
Missouri700
Louisiana739
New Jersey964
Georgia1245

Even more about Olive


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Olive a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Olive?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Olive
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,707
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +828

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