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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Olive Tree

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Oliver

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Oliver in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Oliver:

  • Records indicate that 97,968 boys in the United States have been named Oliver since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 5,866 people in the U.S. were given the name Oliver. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Oliver

    92% Approval Rating
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      12 Positive Comments

  • "I'm Oliver i mean Oli and now im Hungarian-American boy :)" Apr. 29, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sons name is Oliver Xavie born in may 2009... He is a crazy little boy full of energy.. we love him soooooooooooooo much.... his name just sounded really cool, unique and classic..... you dont hear it too much so we are really pleased.... hopefully he is too..." Mar. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "a guy in my cass name is oliver we call him olivia oliveoil olliollioxinfree and just ollie" Dec. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name. My son is due in january and that's the name we've picked out for him." Nov. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 4 year old is names Oliver.. He is a curious little guy with glasses and his name fits him perfectly.. He loves to start conversations with anyone and everyone.. His name seems like it would belong to a "little man" and that is what he is..." May. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little boy is named Oliver, he's 3 now. He is hysterically full of energy and 100% boy in a house of all sisters! He's incredibly creative and we call him Olly very often. His middle name is Warren for my hubby's grandfather. My mom loves the very regal sound of his name together! He often insists his name is "Mr. Incredible" or "Batman" or someother character. It all adds to the awesome character that Oliver has!" Mar. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is OLIVER, but I've unofficially adopted it as my first name. Reason: my first name is incredibly common, and Oliver isn't. My name was inspired by the lead character in LOVE STORY." Jul. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am due in Feb and Oliver is the name we have picked out for a boy.We have had it decided on since we first decided to start ttc(about 2 years ago) it is an awesome name - if our baby is a boy he is Olliver for sure - but he will be known as Ollie." Dec. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Oliver. We wanted a name that was different enough, so when he got into school there wouldn't be 4 kids with the same name in one class but simple enough to spell. He lives up to his name every day!" Jul. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Oliver is cute, a little different while still a classic. and Ollie as a nickname is gorgeous." Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My two-year-old's name is Oliver! I've always loved this name! I named him after his grandfather!" Jan. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our two year-old is named Oliver. We thought it old-fashioned and melodic and are very happy with our choice." Nov. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My brother is called Oliver he is sometimes annoying but he is sometimes ok I guess" Nov. 25, 2020: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "My 3 yr old son's name is Oliver! The name just seemed to fit him. He is very cute and full of energy! We named him after a friend of ours that introduced us!! We call him Ollie and I love that he is the only little Ollie we know." Jan. 9, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Oliver. While I was pregnant I picked it while walking thru the book store, reading the last name of authors. As soon as I read the name, I knew that's what my sons name was going to be. It is such a great name." May. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby is due in June and my husband and I have wanted the name Oliver for over 2 years now. I think it is a classic name that you just don't hear that often. Of course, my first son is Jackson, which was not popular until the year he was born, then everyone had a son named Jackson. But we are sticking with Oliver hoping that won't happen again." Feb. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Oliver he is now 15 years old. He is named after a great great great uncle. I love the name and he is pretty pleased with is too." Jan. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brothers name is Oliver. Both our names are in Harry Potter...we were born before it came out. My name is Ginny:)" May. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Oliver and I LOVE it. He got teased a little when he was young because of the musical, but now everyone commpliments him on his name." Apr. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have a difficult last name so we chose the first name "Oliver" for our son because it is easy to say and spell. It is cute for a little boy and classic for a grown man, and it isn't too common. Everyone tells us how perfect it is for our energetic, smiley, curly-haired son!" Dec. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband is an Oliver, but he's German. It's very popular there! I love the name, but I'm probably biased." Jul. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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