Olivia

Olivia - A very popular female name



  Apr 30,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Olivia, meaning olive tree, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #263. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Olivia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Olivia? 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 Olivia. The baby girl name Olivia was given to 17,147 baby girls in 2012, ranking #4 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 82 baby girls were given this name - making this a very popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Olivia peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2009 on position 3.



Famous with this name

Olivia Wilde
Olivia Munn
Olivia Taylor Dudley


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Rating: 4/5 (38 people)


Olivia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Olivia is currently topping the baby name charts in Idaho at position #1 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #9.

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 Olivia is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Olivia is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Olivia goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 3 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Olivia origin and meaning

Olivia is a 6 letter name with 4 syllables. This name means olive tree. To see famous people named Olivia, pop culture references for the name Olivia and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Olivia

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

Olive / 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
20124
20114
20104
20093
20084
20077
20067
20055
20044
20035
200210
200110
200016
199920
199821
199727
199634
199539
199450
199350
199258
199161
199072
1989123
1988135
1987166
1986214
1985248
1984222
1983228
1982228
1981244
1980231
1979210
1978198
1977227
1976196
1975232
1974400
1973489
1972507
1971542
1970534
1969517
1968538
1967510
1966507
1965453
1964465
1963452
1962467
1961463
1960441
1959422
1958390
1957404
1956394
1955352
1954334
1953334
1952302
1951305
1950281
1949259
1948261
1947254
1946270
1945278
1944244
1943263
1942253
1941262
1940265
1939292
1938298
1937314
1936309
1935322
1934329
1933329
1932324
1931324
1930329
1929316
1928309
1927297
1926311
1925294
1924297
1923280
1922284
1921298
1920286
1919291
1918293
1917282
1916288
1915310
1914290
1913281
1912270
1911285
1910263

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Idaho1
Connecticut2
Minnesota2
Montana2
Tennessee2
North Dakota2
Utah2
Nebraska2
Illinois2
Vermont2
Massachusetts3
Colorado3
Oregon3
District of Columbia3
Missouri3
South Carolina3
Iowa3
Virginia3
New Hampshire3
Indiana3
Washington3
Alaska3
Kansas3
Wisconsin3
Alabama3
Louisiana4
New York4
Ohio4
Maryland4
Oklahoma4
Michigan4
Pennsylvania4
Florida4
Mississippi4
South Dakota4
North Carolina4
New Jersey4
Nevada4
Arkansas5
Wyoming5
Arizona5
Maine5
Rhode Island5
Delaware5
Georgia5
West Virginia5
California6
Texas6
Kentucky6
Hawaii7
New Mexico9

Even more about Olivia


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 Olivia 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 popular female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Olivia?

4 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
2009
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Olivia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 82
Letter count 6
Syllable count 4
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +17,147

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