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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Olive

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Olive in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Olive:

  • Records indicate that 46,770 girls in the United States have been named Olive since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1915, when 1,653 people in the U.S. were given the name Olive. Those people are now 101 years old.

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    Comments about the name Olive

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      92 Positive Comments

  • "I LOVE the name Olive. I'd never heard the name before but I had a dream a while back and in the dream I had a daughter (never saw her but people made reference's to her in my dream)and her name was Olive. I woke up and thought if I ever have a daughter that will be her name. Ever since then I've been looking more into the name and I cant believe how popular it is :) Well I found out I'm pregnant yesterday and now I'm hoping for a girl so I can use the name Olive." Dec. 29, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother and her Grandmother were named Imogene Olive. My mother didn't like the name and used Doris Jean her entire life." Nov. 29, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter is due any day now. Her name is Olive, named after my great grandmother. I was meh about it at first but my husband insisted. I'm smitten now and there is no other name for her.b" Dec. 6, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just named our daughter Olive Marie (my middle name). My BF liked Olivia and won the name pick coin toss, but after working in a daycare, it was too common for me. I imagined being at the park and calling my daughter to have 10 other little girls come running, so we went with Olive instead. Our choice was met with lots of criticism by family, but strangers love it and family has warmed up to it." Jul. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "were planning to try for another baby soon, and were hoping for another girl. I like different names, my other children dont have very common names. My husband mentioned Olive and i love it. So we have a girls name chosen already. Olive Jane-Catherine!" Aug. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am due in October 2014 and will name my daughter Olive. I just love it. Unique but yet an older name. Just need a good middle name..." Aug. 3, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first grandchild was born on 31 Mar 12 and she is Olive Louise. I didn't care for it at first, but I love it now. Turns out her great/great/great aunt was Ollie." Sep. 25, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Olive and she turned 1 on 19th August. Being in India, many people (friends and family) showed initial discomfort in accepting her Olive as her name. However, during past 6 months, more and more pepole have started loving the name and we receives many compliments for her." Aug. 23, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it. I'm using it for my soon to be daughter." Jan. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter now 3 is Olive we love it. my older kids named her this after I told them while pregnant with her that "she" was only as big as an olive... it just stuck. :D" Jan. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is also olive named after her great grandmother who was an incredible woman, people often ask me twice what her name is but I love it!" Dec. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 3 year old granddaughter is Olive Ida. I agree with the comment made previously about the name Olive... simple, creative, firm, with a lovely roll off the tongue." Nov. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter will be born Nov 1, 2011 (2 more weeks) and her name is Olive Isabelle. People gave me a hard time at the beginning but everyone loves it now! ;)" Oct. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is 5 months and her name is Olive Siobhan. At first my family gave me a little grief, but now everyone loves it! It fits her perfectly. My dad calls her little O and my husband calls her Olly." Oct. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am six months pregnant and my husband and I have decided on the name Olive. I heard the name when I was about 2 months pregnant and was just taken with it. I had never heard of it before then but can't image going with anything else. So simple, creative yet firm." Aug. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Olive Jemma, and Olive J has seem to stick! People often assume her "real" name is Olivia and are shocked by Olive. My husband was also very weary of the name, but around 7mo pregnant I just strictly referred to her as "baby Olive". She is now almost 2 and Olive suits her perfectly! As far as popularity is concerned people may see it more frequently but 75% of the time when you meet people they still throw out the "that's unique" "beautiful, it's different"!" Jul. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Olive (Olive Louise). She was born in September 2008. I loved the name for years before I got pregnant. Then, once she was born, all these other Olives started coming out of the woodwork, mostly older women. Now I see lots of people are naming babies Olive lately! I too hope it doesn't get too popular. Some people thought it was a "fake created name" like Apple. They are obviously ignorant, as Olive was very popular way back." Jul. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's not my name but I love the name and would love to name my daughter Olive." Jul. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my black lab puppy Olive Leanne. It fits her perfectly and everyone she meets thinks its super cute too!" Jul. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im 8 months pregnant now and we plan on naming our little girl Olive Anastasia-Rose. Olive after a character from a book I read, Anastasia after the princesse Anastasia Romanov and Rose after me and my mother ( it's both of our middle names) I love this name" May. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Olive! Always have. Don't have a girl named it yet but I have always had it in mind. The sound of it is beautiful and it's so unique. I really don't want it to get too popular!" May. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is olive ! I am in my teens and although it makes me different, I think its rather cool and quirky. I get the odd "sorry whats your name ? " but, i'm a confident person...and dont mind what people think." Apr. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter just named her new baby Olive. It was my mother's name and I am thrilled that her memory will carry on in this way. I didn't realize that the name had recently become popular again. My mother was born in 1910 and your graph shows that it was a very popular girl's name at that time." Apr. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our first Daughter 'Olive Elizabeth'! She just turned 6 months and myself and everyone else I know could not imagine her with any other name! I absolutely love the name and see it as original and lovely. She's definitely going to be a bubbly blonde haired Olive like her mother." Mar. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! My husband and I had 2 girls names picked a year before we were even pregnant, Olive and Willow! My daughter is now 12weeks but we went with Willow because I thought that Olive was becoming really popular but now that we have Willow, that name is becoming really popular too. I love both names! If we have another girl her name will be Olive" Mar. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had suggested the name Olive to my boyfriend when I was around 20 weeks pregnant with our daughter. He said heck no! Well at only 26 weeks they had to take her emergency c-section. His mother asked if there were any names that I absolutely loved and in my drugged up and crying in hysterics moment I said Olive. She said well that should be her name then. My boyfriend said he was ok with it and now he couldn't imagine her with any other name. I had no idea it was becoming so popular again though. The only Olive that I know of is an elderly woman that goes to my church. Olive Elizabeth 10/08/10" Feb. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im not pregnant...but the other day me and my husband were talking about baby names (boy and girl). I had mentioned Olivia and oliver. He didn't like Oliver but mentioned Olive. I had never thought of that name before. I was so surprised that he like that name because he doesn't usually like different names. Ever since he thought of it I've loved it. I love that it's so different. I will have to keep it on my list for when the time comes. I have always wanted to name my kids names that aren't very popular or common so I hope it doesn't become too popular." Feb. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girls name is Olive Alora and I wouldnt have it any other way! Absolutely love it!" Jan. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandbaby is named Olivia, born Sept. 2010, but we prefer to call her Olive. We love that name because it was her grandma's name. I think that it is gaining in popularity!" Dec. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Okay, I'm not having a baby anytime soon but lately I've been thinking that if I have a girl, I want to name her Olive because I think it's just adorable. But to be completely honest, I thought Olive was MY idea. I had no idea other people have that name!" Oct. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby girl Olive. We liked the name Olivia but it's just too dang popular. I didn't know about any other Olive's for a while. We found out a month before I gave birth that an old friend had named her daughter Olive. We had a couple girl names picked out and a boy name too, but when she was born (she was a surprise gender) we just started calling her Olive immediately. Now I've heard of 5 more baby Olives here in the Twin Cities... guess it's not as unique as I thought!" Oct. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Olive it seems so unique. sometimes I wish my name was Olive." Sep. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Olive too. My husband and I fell in love with the name when I saw it in a magazine. My friend had a hat knitted for her that is green and has a red circle at the top, liek a pimento. WE love the name and so does everyone who hears it. Olive was born 01.10.09" Aug. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm called Olive and i love it because nobody i know has that name. I find it weird to hear about other people called Olive as it is so unique.I love that people are calling teir babies olive:)" Aug. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah, my name is Olive. I was named by one of my beloved sis. I like my name veru much as Olive itself represents peace. Huh ~ till date, I think I never happen to hear people around me pronounce my name correctly. Yes, it might be we are asian and stress & syllable is somehow ignored in this environment, not their fault it is! Anyway,I'm happy & proud to be "Olive". It's indeed a precious name to me ~" Aug. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Olive is the most beautiful name and it just rolls off your tongue beautifully too. My granddaughter has been given this precious name - she was born March 12, 2009 and they had to reshape her head because she had such a hard time coming out of the birth canal - she looked just like a little olive at first LOL...but she was named long before she entered the world...we love her so much!" Jul. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I adore the name Olive! I am currently 14 weeks pregnant and if this little babe is a girl, her name will definitely be Olive! I am glad I am not the only one loving the name : )" Jul. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We're naming our baby girl Olive Elizabeth! My side of the family is constantly groaning over 'how could you name her that'? blahblahblah. me and my husband love the name and that's all that matters." Jul. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "THANKS for posting such positive comments about the name "Olive" ... It's healing for me to read how you chose this name so thoughtfully and lovingly for your babies. I'm in my 60's, was named after an Aunt, whom I loved dearly. I have known a number of wonderful "Olives" much older than I am as the name seems to have been more popular around 1900 and in Great Britain. Unfortunately I was teased unmercifully for having this name all through my school years because of the Popeye cartoon. I was tall and skinny and people would make that association to Olive Oyl even many adults I met. It's only just recently I've been okay with my name. I always really liked it BUT other people's unkindess caused such painful memories. So thanks again for all the lovely post!" Apr. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think that the name Olive is WICKED, I am called Olive and idk anyone else who is but i like it, it is very unique!" Apr. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandmother was named Olive and hated is so much she went by her middle name (Viola). I, however, love the name and am happy to see so many positive posts about it on here! Take that, Grandma!" Mar. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just found out yesterday that my first granddaughter (due July 2010) will be named Olive. I think it's a very unique name and people will definitely remember her when they meet her!" Feb. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name. I just adopted a Black rescued Flat coated retriever and named her Olive. She is beautiful and peaceful and confident. The amazing part, I was just looking at her paperwork and she was found as a stray on Olive Drive!! Perfect name for my perfect black dog!" Jan. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "BEST name EVER!!! my daughter (born 5/5/09) is named Olive, i didn't know it was EVER a popular name, or a name at all actually... people thought it was weird but i personally don't give BLANK... NOW i get SO many complements... and no one ever forgets her... I met one other Olive in my life, and she happened to be my nurse after my daughter was born..." Jan. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our daughter Olive. Our Last name begins with L, and our family name is Irene. She will be Olive Irene L. Or O.I.L. We chose this name because of its Biblical roots and you have to admit, its just plain cute! Our son is the B.O.M... LOL" Dec. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is olive and everyone always tells me:oh, i love your name!!" Dec. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wee Olive was born Anzac Day this year. Named after my extended grandmother, her name suits her to a tee... she's graciously delicate like her grandmother, with a smile that melts hearts and beautiful olive skin courtesy of her mixed cultural background... couldn't have picked a better name for my girl! (also, it was the first name that both my husband 'n I agreed on!) I love that it's such a cool old skool name!" Dec. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name! My husband and I already decided on Paisley for our first baby girl, but I saw Olive and I think we're going to have a "Paisley Olive" :)" Oct. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have a gorgeous 4 year old named Olive and we are just starting to meet other little girls with the name. We LOVE her name." Aug. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Olive, and i think it's beautiful. I've also never met an Olive which is fantastic. I live in Nigeria, so people always find it a little strange when they find out, but in the end, they admit that it suits me perfectly." Aug. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 28 weeks pregnant and we're pretty sure she's an Olive! It's no much sweeter than the overly used Olivia. We love it! My Dad laughed and said she'd be Olive Oyl (Popeye) but what child of our children's generation even knows who she is??" Aug. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have a beautiful Olive born in 2003... it seems it is getting a little more popular now(perhaps due to a well celebrity naming her daughter Olive??????). She is the only Olive in the whole of her school (she is pretty impressed with that :-))..." Aug. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. My husband and I are expecting in November 09 and have always known we would have a little Olive! I am glad it isn't very popular. A lot of older women I talk to hate it...they think of Olive Oil from Popeye. I figure the kid's in Olive's generation won't even know who Popeye or Olive Oil are, so we are safe." Jul. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Olive. She was born in Feb. 09. So far, I have mostly gotten compliments. I love the name - it's unique, elegant and fits well for all ages." Jul. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am due in Dec. 09 and we plan on naming our baby girl Olive Tuesday. Love the name, I have loved ti for a long time! I hope it doesnt get too popular though!" Jul. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it! Husband and I couldn't agree on a girl name and all of the family names are too popular right now, Emma, Grace, Elizabeth, etc. We attended my husbands grandmothers funeral recently and I saw that her middle name was Olive....before I could say anything my husband pointed to it at the service and we both smiled...we knew then that she would be Olive Virginia after our grandmothers." Jul. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE Olive. I named my daughter born early in July 08, Olive. It was actually the only name that my husband and I could agree on. We thought of other names and poured over lists of baby names. But We'd think of a back up name and the next day, we'd forget it. She was meant to be Olive. People definitely either love it or hate it. I had people ask "BUT WHAT would you call her?" Umm... Olive. Her middle name is Papillon so she can go by Poppy if she doesn't like her name later... but she's definitely a little Olive. AND we're teaching her that her belly button is her Pimento!" Jun. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our daughter olive elizabeth - born on 5/6/09." May. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our little Olive Jean (middle name after her maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother) was born march 15, 2009. As far as we were concerned, if someone didn't like the name, we knew we picked the right one! People aren't used to hearing it here in the good ol' U S of A. It's beautiful, elegant, and fit for a little girl and woman. We like Olivia too, but Olive contains both "love" "live" and "evil". Three things we should all recognize throughout life." May. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Olive Kay in October of 08. People either love it or hate but its perfect for her." May. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Have been asked to do a naming ceremony for a little Olive - a friends first grand daughter - didnt like the name when I heard it first but it grows on you and now Im actually beginnig to feel a bit of magic about it." Apr. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I agree with the poster below- if I had thought of it before my daughter Olive was born, I would have given her a middle name that starts with U too! Olive U=I love you!" Apr. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm due this summer and I'm naming my daughter Olive Roisin. I love the name and it's variable nicknames. Plus, I have some other, less conventional nicknames picked out- like Kalamata, Liverwurst, and Evil O. :)" Apr. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Olive is the best nam in the world! Infact my name is Olive and I am in 3rd grade and I am 8 years old." Mar. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Olive Yvonne Devereux. I was born in France. :D I'm the only Olive I know. I'm glad it's unique. n.n I wouldn't want someone else with my name." Mar. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Olive is a beautiful name. My grandmother is named Olive and I couldn't think of someone more amazing than her. Olive=all love which is the perfect definition of my grandmother. :)" Feb. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just named our newborn baby girl Olive. born feb 16th 2009. as someone else on here said, we knew from the start her name was Olive. this is once we knew my wife was pregnant and for some reason we thought/knew we were having a girl. however, what we didnt know was that we were having a boy too! we named the twins Olive and Odin. so far everyone seems disturbed by our choices in names." Feb. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Olive. I am the third Olive in my family. Good Luck to All the new Olives." Jan. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We tried out a few different names for our little one (due 5/1/09) but for some reason it was like we both knew her name was Olive from the moment we found out she was a girl. Her middle name is going to be Golden, which was the middle name of my best friend who passed away last year. Olive Golden... It's different, but we really love it." Dec. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My granddaughter is Olive Ida and she is 2 months old. I have grown to love this name and hope it remains relatively rare, but at least it is a real, old fashioned and elegant name for a girl and a woman" Dec. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We love this name, Our little Olive is due in 10 days. We are thinking "Olive Maren" (Peaceful Sea)...sounds great to us!" Nov. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always wanted to name a child Olive. It's my most loved name for a little girl. I plan to adopt however so we'll see." Oct. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always wanted to name a child Olive. It's my most loved name for a little girl. I plan to adopt however so we'll see." Oct. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter, born April 2007, was named Olive Lily. Her full initials are OLDY." Oct. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I plan on naming my child Olive Louise if it is a girl. My best friend told me naming my child that was mean... I did a poll and 56% of the people who responded did not like the name. I love it so too bad!" Sep. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it. Our second baby will be Olive Penelope if it is a girl. The peace, love and harmony meaning behind the name will suit our little Libra child well I hope. Literature buffs will recognize the nod to Homer's Penelope (her olive tree bed). After all of this thought into naming our baby we'll probably end up with a boy!!! We'll find out in a few weeks." Sep. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my little girl Olive, still working on a middle name. She is due Oct. '08." Jul. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband would like to name our daugher Olive however, we can't come up with a middle name we'd like to pair with it...we love the name, now we need a middle name!" Jul. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Whoa! You see the popularity of Olive way back on this chart, but has anyone looked it up on the new 2007 list? After decades off the top 1,000, it's now back as #999! My daughter is one of the 242 babies named Olive in the USA in 2007. I don't know if I like that...." Jun. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name our baby this, she is due in Oct 08 we will see what the hubby says. He is on the gate with this one. When we asked our 22 month old if he wanted a sister named olive all he said was "NummmyNummy" LOL!!! But this morning he woke up patted my belly and said baby olive night night!" Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is due Sept 08 and we've decided to name her Olive. It's the only name we could agree on." Apr. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "THIS NAME ROCKS! I LOVE IT IM GOING TO CALL MY HOUSE OLIVE CHILD OLIVE (FEMALE) CHILD OLIVER (MALE) DOG OLIVIA! CAT OLIEVA! I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT" Apr. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The hubby wanted something Biblical, I wanted something unusual, but easy to spell. Olive was perfect. Psalm 128: 1Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. 2For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. 3Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. 4Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD." Mar. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name, my best friend has just named her daughter "Olive Rose", I love it!" Nov. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my daughter this. She is due in Dec. 07." Jul. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my daughter this. She is due in Dec. 07." Jul. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Olive Bernice and I am 19 years old. I was named after my grandmother who was born in 1902 (when the name was still popular). I don't think anybody gets so much attention like I do when I introduce myself. I spend a good 5 to 10 minutes discussing my name with someone I just met. Alot of people assume that Olive is a nickname and ask me for my real one, but there isn't another one! It's a great conversation starter and it's cute how people say "You are my first Olive". I totally LOVELOVELOVELOVE my name. People seem to NEVER forget ME!" May. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Olive-Ann after a former patient of mine, Olive is a good old fashion respectable name. My daughter will never be one of the hundreds of girls name Hailey, Kailee, or what ever the flavor name of the years is. The name Olive matches the color of her olive green eyes perfectly." May. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister just named her new baby girl Olive Bernadette. She liked the name Olive after watching the movie "Little Miss Sunshine". I have to say it is a breath of fresh air after seeing the 5 Kaylas and 7 Tylers my children have in their classroom! She definitely will be a one and only. My sister does find she quite often gets the question,"oh, her name is olive, what will you call her?" My sister says "OLIVE OF COURSE!"" Apr. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I luv this name! my grandma's sister's name was Olive! so cool! its a food tho, but still cute" Feb. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Earlier in my life my name bother me. As I'v gotten older, the name took on a brand new meaning to me. My personality compliment it. My atmospere subdue it. Not to many people have the name. I honestly feel different walking in that name. I've have people equate the name with "Popeye the sailor man", but my favorite is Olive oil." Feb. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I always wanted to give my daughter a name associated with peace, so when my little girl was born and I found this name I thought it was perfect, just like her. Plus the name is unique, but not made up. However, as my husband predicted, most people call her Olivia upon first meeting her and she is only 6 months old." Feb. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "Olive Oyl or a very old lady. Cannot fathom why it has become so popular." Jun. 16, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I HATE HATE HATE the name. My daughter just named my granddaughter Olive and I think it is horrible. I will NOT ever call her Olive." Apr. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the dumbest name I have ever heard of! Who names their kid after a food with a pit in it? Thats just mean to the kid... hopefully she'll be able to change it someday to something she won't get beat up for!" Nov. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I knew Olives who were called Olive Oil, or asked "Where's Popeye?" Or "Are you a black Olive or a white Olive or a brown Olive?" Food names are loaded with problems. Why not the more beautiful, in my opinion, Olivia?" Feb. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      33 Neutral Comments

  • "I was named olive Eleanore after my grandmother and great grandmother, in eighth grade I started to go by my middle name Eleanore and now at 53 I have come to love my first name olive. It really is a beautiful and unique name and I was named after the most wonderful woman ever!" Apr. 5, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it and if we have a girl,it will be Olive! Love that it is different and cute! Just need a fun middle name to go with it!" Feb. 24, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my great nanny was called olive and she died when i was young. my mum was going to called me olive but she chose emily which these day is very common. i know over 20 other emily's and would have loved to have been an olive. if i ever have a daughter i would definatly call her olive!!" Jun. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are thinking of naming our first girl Olive, but cant think of a middle name. i am almost 5 months pregnant. Some people give us grief over the name but I dont mind b/c my name is Mercedes. I would like all my children to have different names." Nov. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am due July 2011 with a girl and plan to name her Olive. Not sure about the middle name. I really hope that the name does not gain in popularity like Olivia has. Love, love, this name it is so beautiful." Feb. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "we were going to name our daughter olive. but after seeing all the buzz around it, and wanting to name her a rare yet timeless name, we are thinking more about the name georgiana. we still love the name olive though." Jan. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am writing a story and I was thinking of a name of the main character and I was like how about Olivia? I thought again then I came up with Olive. I wanted to know if this was a name so I Googled it and i did research on the name and it really is a beautiful name." Nov. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Olive Ann was born 11/24/10. It was an interesting choice, but it is growing on me. I think I like it." Nov. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Olive and as a filipino tradition her middle name is my maiden name. I really wish I thought to give her a middle name that starts with U though, so her name can be "Olive U." like i love you! I don't know why in 9 months that didn't occur to me." Nov. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My granddaughter, Olive Katherine, was born on Wednesday 13th October 2010. She is just beautiful - and I'm completely unprejudiced!" Oct. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Grandmother's name was Olive and she was the sweetest, most generous, and caring person that I have ever known. If I ever end up having children and I have a girl, I want to name her Olive because the name always brings a smile to my face." Sep. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter olive.I love the name.its unique and my daughter loves the way people react to it." Sep. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are due october 2010 and her name will be olive-lynne I love just the name olive but our last name is one letter away from garden. And that would not have worked at all. Its beautiful and strong I love the name." Aug. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Olive is absulutly prescious. I love it because its old fashion! Im Due in febuary 2011 and if i have a girl her name will be Olive Violet!" Aug. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had my first born (girl)just last week and her name 100% certain - OLIVE. Because I`m really in love with this name." Feb. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Olive Honey she was born in december 2009.I love the name" Feb. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its a classy name. Its the only name that fits for our lil olive marybell." Jan. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Olive and I have always HATED it .. I was named after a fav Sister-in -law of my Mother's who in the end raised me as my own Mother died. I told her I loved her but would always hate the name ..reading these comments is helping me to accept it more .. I think in youth being called OLive Oil and where's Popeye didn 't help any and the fact that no other kids were named that singled me out . I chose 2 simple popular names for my girls because of it!!" Jan. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am thinking of naming a child olive. any negative feedback that children got about the name? Any positive?" Dec. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our Daughter was born in December 2008 and we named her Olive. Her full name is Olivia Carmela, but Olive is all she will go by, unless she decides when she is older that she prefers Olivia. We LOVE 'Olive' for her, and, of course, found Olivia to be too popular, but it went so well with the middle name, which was an absolute. I agree, most people our age love it, but anyone age 70+ seems to hate it. Recently, I took my little Olive to visit my grandmother (Olive's great grandmother), who is pushing 90, at her retirement home, and when I introduced Olive to all Grandma's peers, she quickly chimed in, "Well her name is OLIVIA, but they just call her Olive." I had to laugh at that and not take it too personally. We know it is a unique name, which is part of the attraction, and that we can't please everyone. I also find it to be peaceful, delicate, yet strong, original, yet timeless, and just as cute as a button - just like our Olive." Aug. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daugther was born April 1st 09 and we named her Olive, most people hate it at first but it seems to grow on them. People think of old people when you say Olive. I thinks its very unique and gracful. It suits our little lady anyway." Jul. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello, I am soooooo calling my daughter Olive...bcos it was my Nan's name, and she was beautiful!!! But, as me and hubby 31, we hope it doesn't get too popular before we manage to have a wee girl of our own!!!" Jan. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Now the 7th most unpopular female name in the United Kingdom - but at least it lives on inside its brother and sister, Oliver and Olivia respectively. Yet one must admit that in 2007 Olive entered the top 1,000 American baby girls' names (999th position) for the first time in nearly 60 years." Dec. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I didn't think of it when my daughter Olive was born, but if I could go back I would have given her a middle name that starts with the letter U. Olive U. = I love you!" Sep. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter will be born in October, 2008. We're naming her Olive. My husband and I fell in love with it and I later found out it was the name of my great-grandmother. We're glad to bring the name back into the family." Jun. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Olive Anne - we love it and it suits her well. When I was pregnant we used to walk our dog through an old old cemetery and always looked at the names on the headstones. One day we saw Olive - and it stuck. She is unique, just like her name. I also love that we can draw and Olive on her clothes instead of writing out her whole name." May. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Though I usually consider this an old lady's name, it's not that bad. Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and actress Isla Fisher named their daughter Olive in 2007. Other cutting-edge couples may consider this an alternative to the much more popular Olivia, while others still consider neither of them - thinking that while Olivia is over-used, they too would say that Olive conjures up a woman, a one-time hotel manageress or whatever, possibly from long ago, serving tea and biscuits in the hotel room or front parlour (spelt 'parlor' in the U.S.)." May. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is olive. Most people pronounce my name correctly but i have never met anyone with my name. I am actually surprised that so many girls were named olive a while ago and not today because today a lot of people are into being different and creative. Thanks! =]" Feb. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named our daughter Olive in 2002 and it suits her perfectly!" Nov. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We called our girl Olive, born 10/7/07 Beautiful unique name and everyone luvs i" Jul. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter's name is Olive. We wanted a name we were 'certain' that no one else would have. Since 'little miss sunshine' we have heard of at least a few more with that name. Everyone tells us 'what a great name' at least to our face :)" Jun. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named our daughter Olive because it was an uncommon name that everyone has heard of. However as my husband predicted, many people call her Olivia upon first meeting her and she is only 6 months old." Feb. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I need opinions here. Can anyone help me with this name? Cute or what? I LOVE it." Dec. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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