Oliver

Oliver - A unique male name



  Jul 15,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Oliver, meaning olive tree, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #102. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Oliver and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Oliver? 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 Oliver. The baby boy name Oliver was given to 5,866 baby boys in 2012, ranking #73 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 280 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Oliver peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2012 on position 73.



Famous with this name

Oliver Platt
Oliver Pupart
Oliver Hudson


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Oliver is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Oliver is currently topping the baby name charts in Vermont at position #12 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #192.

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 Oliver is where you live.


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Oliver origin and meaning

Oliver is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means olive tree. To see famous people named Oliver, pop culture references for the name Oliver and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Oliver

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

Olivier / Oliverio /

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
201273
201178
201088
200998
2008118
2007140
2006173
2005209
2004229
2003243
2002270
2001300
2000306
1999344
1998356
1997368
1996390
1995396
1994370
1993358
1992363
1991405
1990381
1989441
1988433
1987408
1986491
1985454
1984429
1983392
1982382
1981416
1980423
1979398
1978365
1977428
1976429
1975428
1974425
1973400
1972421
1971398
1970430
1969441
1968427
1967447
1966401
1965454
1964419
1963420
1962439
1961421
1960413
1959406
1958362
1957359
1956341
1955329
1954311
1953311
1952302
1951297
1950282
1949278
1948264
1947275
1946254
1945236
1944241
1943224
1942230
1941218
1940218
1939209
1938217
1937206
1936208
1935198
1934181
1933200
1932182
1931176
1930168
1929162
1928161
1927157
1926150
1925151
1924142
1923136
1922134
1921134
1920135
1919128
1918130
1917126
1916128
1915120
1914122
1913124
1912116
1911109
1910102

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Vermont12
Oregon18
Minnesota20
Utah20
Maine23
Wisconsin30
Alaska31
Colorado32
Washington35
Idaho37
South Dakota38
North Dakota38
Iowa41
New Hampshire43
District of Columbia51
Indiana51
Massachusetts51
Illinois54
Wyoming55
Hawaii60
Nebraska60
Missouri61
Nevada61
Connecticut65
Michigan65
Kansas68
Ohio70
California72
Oklahoma73
New York74
Montana76
Rhode Island78
Arizona82
Maryland82
Tennessee84
Virginia85
Arkansas85
North Carolina87
Florida89
New Mexico97
New Jersey100
Kentucky100
South Carolina102
Georgia104
Texas104
Alabama109
Pennsylvania113
Louisiana118
Delaware152
Mississippi185
West Virginia192

Even more about Oliver


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 Oliver a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Oliver?

3 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
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Oliver
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 280
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +5,866

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