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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Olivia
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Olivia in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Olivia:
Records indicate that 336,746 girls in the United States have been named Olivia since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2009, when 17,246 people in the U.S. were given the name Olivia. Those people are now 11 years old.
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Comments about the name Olivia
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284 Positive Comments
"My name is Olivia and I really love it. I have to admit, growing up I HATED my name but now, I've learned to love it. There's a lot of cool nicknames that come along with my name. Quite a few, actually: Liv (most common), Livi, Livia, Via, Olive, O-Town (Don't ask), Oli (Pronounced Oh-Lee), Ollie (pronounced Ah-Lee), and my favorite one that my dad calls me Livi Lu. Yes, i do wish my name was a bit less popular so it could be unique, but it is what it is I guess. However, ironically, I only know 1 other Olivia. Haha! Anyways, get this to the top so people can see why my name is AWESOME!!!" Nov. 25, 2019:
"This is my daughters name. She was born in Western New York in 2005, right before the name boomed in 2009. Her middle name is Ray (spelled the male way), she's named after her grandfather." Nov. 14, 2015:
"My name is Olivia and I was named after my aunt!!!" Apr. 14, 2015:
"Hey Hey, my name is Olivia and my friends call me Livvy. Growing up the name Olivia wasn't popular until I graduated high-school. My cousin's name is Olivia too and we are born the same year, 7 days apart. We are more like twins than cousins. And we are just fun out-going people. "Olivia ROCKS"" Feb. 19, 2015:
"My name is Olivia. Its a great name! Most people get it right. But every once in a while my friends get it wrong but I always help them when they need help. But if you take my opinion you probably would pronounce my name oh-liv-eeh-ah (olivia)." Jan. 13, 2015:
"It's my name and I love it! I just wished people pronounced it right. Everyone says it as ah-li-vee-ah. It is oh-li-vee-ah! come on! That is much prettier!" May. 7, 2012:
"my name is olivia like many other girls out their. try to keep in mind even though their are 302,430 olivias each one is special!" Apr. 21, 2012:
"I'm Olivia and I'm twelve years old. When my parents named me it wasn't popular at all. I wish it wasn't a popular name because then it would be unique and different! What is weird is even though it is popular I only know one person with the name! But, I love my name a lot and I'm proud to be an Olivia!" Dec. 8, 2011:
"The name Olivia sounds soooo pretty .... if I have a girl some day I will name her Olivia (Olivia Pierotti) that's my last name .... It sounds so nice together .... I LOVE IT!!" Nov. 10, 2011:
"hai!,My name is Olivia,my friend usually call me tia,oliv,via because they think that my name was special and unique but my i don't know why my teacher hard to say my name, he always say octavia, octave or zaitun(in malay)and it make me feel weird but i think my teacher just joking,In other way I REALLY lOVE MY NAME SO MUCH,.." Sep. 23, 2011:
"My daughters name is Olivia and she has nicknames livie bear, lolie oli(she doesn`t like it, my gf calls her that to tease her), oli, liv, livie, olive(which she does not like either) and sometimes oliver if someone is trying to tease her in the family haha..but mostly she is called liv by me and livie bear by her mother...she usually only gets called Olivia when she is in trouble haha
Canada, eh!" Sep. 10, 2011:
"My bestfriend's name is Olivia and that is the reason why I love it so much. Although it has become increasingly popular in the US." Sep. 9, 2011:
"I love the name Olivia! Lots of nickname possibilities that are all cute, and it's feminine but not overly girly. I might name one of my kids this when I'm older." Sep. 8, 2011:
"I hated the name "Olivia" as I was growing up, I hated the way people was pronounce it "O-livia". I love it when they know to, pronounce it
Uh-livia! I, too, was named after Olivia DeHavilland. Olivia is my middle name but, now because of its popularity and pronounciation I use it all the time. My friends and family are making the adjustment!" Jul. 28, 2011:
"My name is Olivia. When I was born, it was uncommon but now it's very popular! I go by Olivia, Livi, Liv and Lili. However, I've been given the nickname OlliePop by my friend." Jul. 15, 2011:
"Olivia is amazingly smart, fearless, cool, and creative and artistic girl! She is the best!" Jul. 12, 2011:
"Olivia here. I'm 15, and i have always just though my name was basic as it gets, nothing special. but when i was born my dad wanted to name me Susan (blech!!)come to find out the nurses daughters name was also Olivia, so of course, my mom thought i was a sign. After that i decided Olivia is higher on the list (At leat MY list) then Susan!! EMBRACE the Olivia in you!!" Jun. 14, 2011:
"My name is Olivia . Friends and family either call me Livy or Liv but my boyfriend call me Olive, I don't particularly like it, but he thinks its cute xD" Apr. 8, 2011:
"Hey! I'm an Olivia! I love my name, but when I was little I hated it, I got called, Olive, Oliver, Oliv, Oathead, and for some reason anchovie. My family calls me Oli. I love my name! My ful name is Olivia Comas Wood, or Olivia Wood." Mar. 27, 2011:
"My name is Olivia and I love it!! Even though it is a popular name right now something about it is just so unique and special. I draw and play piano. Sometimes when I am playing or humming songs for the piano others will make up lyrics for it and it has my name in it every other line. People call me Liv, Livy, and Miss Olivia. My teachers think it is fun to improvise for unknown words to a song and sing about me. They also love saying my name with a british accent. It is really funny and entertaining. The only thing that bugs me though is sometimes people will sing my name to the activia commericials. Do I look like a digestive yogurt to them?!?" Jan. 16, 2011:
"My names Olivia Skye, and everyone just calls me Livi. I don't hate my name, but i don't like it either. I HATE being called Liver and Olive though, it really agitates me! And same when people write it as 'Oliver'. I really don't see how you get Oliver out of "oh-liv-ee-aH. And to a comment before mine, i don't see how the nicknames are embarrassing?" Jan. 12, 2011:
"I picked the name Olivia for a daughter when I was 14. I have always thought it was beautiful but my brother had a daughter one year before I did and he named her OLIVIA! What a jerk. I still named her Olivia and it annoys me when people shorten it. She had a teacher once who called her "Liver". Why would you abbreviate such a gorgeous name?" Jan. 11, 2011:
"my name is olivia and im 14
i love my name because all my friends always say how awesome it is
im also a drawler and olivia is a really good name to work with
i know "olivia" is an elegant name and whatever but i like to switch it up a bit and it is totally cool. so if i am in a girly mood i can draw it with a bi=unch of pretty stuff or i can rock it out with stars!!
i totally recomend this name because it is a cute name.
i also spell it different when i feel like making people laff.
bet you never thought of that :))" Dec. 22, 2010:
"I am an Olivia! My best friends usually call me Liv, and that's what I like to go by. My little brother, my weird friends (sometimes), and some of my aunts call me Livy. I used to want to go by Livy, but now it sounds kind of babyish. (I'm in 7th grade.) Or some people just know me as 'The Nerd' (which my friends and I take as a compliment), or 'The Writer' (which is exactly what I want to do for a living: WRITING ROCKZ!) Recently, some toy company came out with these new dolls called 'Liv Dolls', and it drives me INSANE whenever someone sees me and starts singing the commercial jingle, "Liv, liv, liv..." My stupid gym teacher calls me Olivia Newton-John. One of my friends calls me Olive, but she's funny, so I don't mind too much.
What's EXTREMELY annoying though, is the fact that I've had ONE person (not an adult) spell my name correctly the first time, without asking how. Everyone always writes 'Oliva', or 'Olivea'! It's SOOO frustrating!
Anyway, I love my name, mostly because of the nickname Liv. I really hate how popular the name has become, though. At least there's only one other Olivia at my school." Dec. 3, 2010:
"So my name is Olivia. Of course :) and I love it! I had a Russian skating instructor and he pronounced my name like Ol-eee-via. I thought it was pretty cool :)
My nicknames are: Olive,O-squared(thanks to my gym teacher), Olie, Oli, Liv, Via(not much though), Livvy, Libby, Livia. I like all my nicknames though :)
The only problems are that my cousin is named Oliver, but that's not TOO much of a problem. And then there's this girl I know named Lydia and when our diving coach called one of our names we'd both be like "What?"
I love the name though! :D" Nov. 18, 2010:
"Hey! My name is Olivia and I was born in 1988 when the name wasn't so popular as it is now. I really do love my name and I was named after Olivia Dehavilland from Gone With the Wind, My mother's favorite movie! I do live in Atlanta Ga so I kinda makes sense. I just hate how popular the name has gotten." Nov. 11, 2010:
"Hello, my name is Olivia, and I LOVE my name. I like it because not too many names start with O. Although my mom calls me O-livia. Some of my friends call me Uh-livia. My Aunt Beth calls me Liv. And some of my other friends call me Olive. I really like the name Olivia." Sep. 21, 2010:
"my name is olivia and i totalley love the name i used to be called liv but then i met one of my best friends and her real name is just plain liv so i stoped having people calling me that i also have another good friend named olive and a nother friend named olivi ajust like me our teachers always get our names mixed up its crazy but super fun" Sep. 15, 2010:
"Loooove the name Olivia its sooooo cool and unique!" Sep. 13, 2010:
"I LOVE MY NAME! Its feminine and has tons of different nicknames! i think its super unique and you should definitley name your kid olivia (no matter what the gender;)" Jun. 20, 2010:
"My name is Olivia Lauren. I've been acting in and out of Canada since I was small. When my name is known, people compliment on how strong and beautiful it is. I agree- the more and more women name their child Olivia is annoying. I feel their are not many girls that look 'the part' of the name.. It is such a girly name!" Jun. 3, 2010:
"my name's olivia and i love it! it's the only name thatsuits me. the only bad thing is, it's used WAY too much!" May. 1, 2010:
"I love the name Olivia, just had a daughter in 2009, did think of calling her Olivia because it was so unique, but my younger daughter said there are two in her brownies and two at school already. With such a beautiful name I guess everybody wants it." Apr. 11, 2010:
"I have a friend named Olivia. Her middle name is Hollie-Rose. It's not too popular here in new zealand, but i know it's popular in England, which was where she was born.She is either called Libby or Livi, with the shortened versions Lib or Liv. I love the name, but she hates it." Mar. 28, 2010:
"I'm 30 years old and my name is Olivia. Growing up, I was the only one I knew with that name, and I hated it because I wanted to have a popular name like the other girls at school. As I got older I started appreciating its uniqueness, and then it became a common baby name so now I dislike its popularity! I'm called Liv, Livi, Olive, V, Olive Oil. It's often spelled incorrectly as Oliva, which drives me crazy! But I love that its meaning is peace." Mar. 17, 2010:
"I'm 11 and my name is Olivia. I used to think it was ok but now i love it because it's become popular which means loads of people like it!
My mum, brother and sister and best friend Caroline call me Liv and my friends call me Livvy, Liv, Liv Lov, Livvy Lovvy and Livvy Wivvy! I love it!xxx" Mar. 17, 2010:
"like most eople i also have the name olivia i love the name so much i couldn't stop talking about it. the name olivia is sooooooo buetiful)when i m at home i get called liver livvy liv and at my dads i get called ollie most of the times and at school i m called livvy loo loo (very rarely) though but i am mostly called liv" Mar. 4, 2010:
"my name is olivia and i love it. and i am very young so if you hade a baby i bet you they would love there name too. that might be why its so popular :D thanx" Feb. 22, 2010:
"I named my daughter Olivia (born in 2009). Olivia is the only girls name we could agree on - and we picked it in 2003 when I was pregnant (I had a boy, so held onto the name). Everyone tells me its a beautiful name and I don't know any other children with her name (so far). I like it as I am from a Greek background and no one has issues pronouncing it. We tend to call her Liv or Livia." Jan. 3, 2010:
"I'm 22 years old from India,where the name is still rare.People keep telling me I've got such a beautiful name. I'm so lucky my parents name me Olivia." Jan. 2, 2010:
"My name is Olivia but i usualy get called Liv or Livi. I love my name but I do get a bit annoyed when EVERYONE spells it wrong!! I am also the only Olivia i know and a bit sad that it's getting more popular :( but at least it shows people like it :)" Dec. 31, 2009:
"My name isnt Olivia but I would name my daughter Olivia if I ever have one. I would name her that after Olivia Benson off Law and Order Speical Victims Unit because she is very strong and smart and i would want my daughter to be like that. If i wanted it to be unique i would name my daughter Mariska after the actress(Mariska Hargitay) who plays her character." Dec. 15, 2009:
"My name is Olivia and have always loved my name, though I had a hard time learning how to sign it when I was younger... It's quite a curvy name! Family and friends have a small variety of nicknames for me. Livi (Livvy), Libby, Ollie and Olive Oil." Nov. 22, 2009:
"Named my daughter Olivia, she was born in 2003. I usually call her Livi. Didn't realize how popular the name was...I thought I was being somewhat unique with the name until we started seeing the name everywhere. I go the idea for her name from Olivia Newton John (she ended up being born on her b-day), but think it may be popular now because of the Olivia books, and Law and Order." Oct. 29, 2009:
"i love this name i am going to name my baby olivia if its a girl. middle name will be janey after my nan that recently passed away. our daughter is named elaine mae but we call her laney mae" Oct. 27, 2009:
"I like the name Olivia after the person in Law and Order SVU. I think that the Olivia Benson in the show is strong an that is why i like that name." Oct. 17, 2009:
"My name is Olivia too, and i just love it! My friends call me Liv & Livy(i only use one v) but my older sister calls me liver sometimes, which i kind of like. I hate it when people call me olive, it just gets annoying." Oct. 10, 2009:
"Olivia is my name it is a great name There is like only 4 olivia's in my school!!!" Oct. 4, 2009:
"I'm Olivia and I'm 23...best name ever... I'm the olny one and I love it!! However, Olivia is about to become the next Ashley or Amanda with babies!!" Sep. 29, 2009:
"My BFF is named Olivia and some of her nicknames are Liv, Livi, Livi Lu (based on the website libbylu.com) Her middle name is Lauren so I sometimes call her L.L. (for Liv Lauren) She is so pretty and I love her name!" Sep. 12, 2009:
"My names Olivia i have to say it is obviously the best girls name rated 6th in the world
it also means peacefulness" Aug. 28, 2009:
"Our daughter's name is Olivia. We loved the fact that it was beautiful and, at the time, was not common. I think the popularity has increased because of the "Olivia the Pig" books. Our Olivia loves those too though. :)" Aug. 7, 2009:
"My 8 year old daughter's name is olivia. I love it all though their is debate whether me or her father picked it out. We call her livy, liv, livia, and her dad's nickname olive, which she loves. This is a popular name, Olivia had 3 girls in her class with the name Olivia. Her her name ia as beautiful as she is." Aug. 1, 2009:
"Hey my name is Olivia! i have just started liking it. when i was little i hated it because there were no keychains or nomogremmed purses with an O. then one day i heard someone else call their daughter Olivia and i loved the way it just rolled of thier tongue. My middle name is Jane so alot of people call me o.j. which i don't really appreciate. my dad calls me pooky-lou and my mom calls me liv-janey. all my friends call me livvy, livvy-jane, livs, liva, livies, and livia! i love how unique it is. i really don't know many Olivias and neither do any of my friends. I think its a great name if you are looking for a beautiful sophisticated name." Jul. 28, 2009:
"I'm 17 and love my name spelled in the traditional way (Olivia). It's somewhat upsetting that it's surging in popularity nowadays, but it just means that its one of the very BEST names and people LOVE it :) As for nicknames, this is a name with so many possibilities. People have called me Liv, Livvy, Livia, Via, V, Olive, Livster (idk about that one) and many more :)" Jul. 19, 2009:
"olivia is a fab name and i'd never change it. nicknames i have are livs, livie, livsie, lou and livia! It's a shame so many people are called it now though." Jul. 19, 2009:
"I came to canada about when i was 2. and recently got an english name because before i had a name from another country. I was searching and searching for an english name but not many caught my mind and alot of them i just didn't like. But when i saw the name Olivia i instantly loved it. I love my new name now. it means peace of the olive tree. and my nick name is "V" or " Live"" Jul. 7, 2009:
"My daughter's name is Olivia. It was quite rare when she was born. It seems to me that one book about a pig and BAM the name is top ten. There are now WAY too many little Olivias running around now.
With a four syllable name it is hard to get her attention when you call across a soccer field. So we came up with a 1 syllable name for her which I think is unique; we've called her smO' ever since since was little." Jun. 15, 2009:
"i love my name olivia i wouldn't trade it and my nickname is liv my middle name is kathleen" Jun. 14, 2009:
"My name is Olivia Christine, I am 16 from Ontario Canada. My nicknames are; Liv, Livey, Olive, Lolo, Lo, Via and Livia. I love my name, but people often spell it without the second i (Oliva) which is quite annoying. I think it is beginning to get over-used, but atleast its original in my generation." Jun. 13, 2009:
"my name is olivia christine!! i hav so many nicknames : olive, liv, v, ivy, etc.....
but, my fave is just "V" its simple n unique...hahahahaha" Jun. 9, 2009:
"My name is Olivia Rae, and people normally get it right. I love it because it's so pretty and it really roles off the tongue. It's beautiful, it's Shakespearean, it's posh and if you're thinking of naming your child Olivia, go for it!" May. 31, 2009:
"Im Called Olivia 13, UK and i love the name, is so sophicticated, elegant and Posh lol. I dont really like the nicknames either, Livs is okay but boring, I want a nick name like Nay or something, the name is lovely but nicknames let it down, i think if someone would come up with a great nickname it would be one of the best names in the world :-D WELL DONE PARENTS FOR CHOOSING OLIVIA < BEAUTIFUL NAME NOT TO BLOW MY OWN BUBBLE LOL x" May. 26, 2009:
"My name is Olivia, and sometimes people pronounce my name wrong. They think its Alivia(ah-liv-ee-ah), not Olivia(oh-liv-ee-ah)" May. 23, 2009:
"My name is Olivia. I like my name because it is fun. It's a beautiful name, my Daddy likes it as well. I love it because it is a pretty name and I like it. I like it because lots of people that I've seen on this page are also named Olivia and I think Olivia is a beautiful name too. So, if you get this, I like my name too!
Dictated by Olivia D.- 6 years Old, Buda, Texas. Typed by her daddy on Saturday morning." May. 16, 2009:
"My daughters name is OLYVIA. I haven't seen it spelled this way anywhere else. She loves her name and she makes sure she tells everyone" Olivia with a Y not and I"!! Lol.. I think it looks beautiful on paper too." May. 12, 2009:
"my sister is called olivia and she usualy gets upset because there is no necklaces with o on but she does not know that there r so many people cled olivia. i love this ame. i think it is lovely and unique" May. 8, 2009:
"I really think Olivia is a very pretty name. I do not know if people pronounce or spell Olivia wrong (e.g. Olivea, Oliva, Oliveah, etc.). I meet others with the name Olivia besides Olivia Brown. I like the nicknames Lily, Livvie, Livvee, Ollie, Oli, etc.)." Apr. 30, 2009:
"My daughters name is Olivia Rae. I get more comments about how pretty her name is and I love her and her name more than any thing in this world!!!" Apr. 29, 2009:
"Olivia Rose, thats cool my great aunt nicknamed me O-ee to just spelled different." Apr. 27, 2009:
"Hey all! My name is Olivia Rose. I have always loved the name although now it is getting way over used. Whenever i go anywhere there is a bunch of under 5 year olds with that name. The nicknames i get are : Liv,Livi, Livvy Lou,O, and my dad calls me Oie (pronounced O-EE, which is cool cuz I have never heard anybody else use that nickname. Hope you enjoy your name~!" Apr. 24, 2009:
"My name's Olivia and i love it!
i love all the nick names that come with it: Liv, livia, livy, livie love, olive, olive oil, liver, and olive garden.
when i write my name, i make the "O" a peace sign, since olivia mean peace and peace signs are awesome" Apr. 19, 2009:
"My name is Olivia, obviously, and I think it is an Awesum name!!! Its kind of unique and a really pretty name, though its a bit of a mouthful! I like the nicknames that u get like livvy or liv, as they 2 r Awesum names! Though it is sometimes annoying that no one can spell it right!" Apr. 17, 2009:
"my name is Olivia Megan which i like. im 15 nearly 16 and only know 2 other olivias. i get th usual nicknames: olive, liv, livvy so on... but also my friends imaginative way of expressing my name to herself is olivianna hahaha. ahh well. PEACE TO ALL OTHER OLIVIAS. love your parents for calling you this. hahah" Apr. 17, 2009:
"I like the name olivia. I always wanted the name olivia.Instead i have this stupid name D'Andrea." Apr. 13, 2009:
"I named my daughter Olivia Grace. I think it is one of the most beautiful names I have ever heard of. I chose the name when I saw a little girl (6 mo) and she has huge eyes and a gorgeous face. My daughter is 6 and also has huge brown eyes and a beautiful face. She has a few nick names, Livy, Livia. I tend to call her Lee Lee. Girls who don't love this name will grow to understand it is a classic name. It's who you are on the inside and what a great thing to have an extraordinary name." Apr. 12, 2009:
"My name is Olivia 2! I have so many nicknames that its not funny. People call me Liv, Olivia, O, Olivia branch, Aliver (or just Liver..don't ask)Oliie, Oliver, Oval, and Olive with a long O. I luv my name because it's not common in my school so I know I'm unique. So to everyone that's named Olivia! Stick with it because it's beautiful :)" Apr. 9, 2009:
"I love this name and if I have a little girl in August I will name her Olivia." Apr. 2, 2009:
"I totally agree with everyone who hates being called 'Olive'!! It doesn't even sound like it. and Olivia is not a unique name anymore unfortunately but i love it. And people should learn how to spell. its not Oliva." Mar. 20, 2009:
"hi my name is olivia M. i liked to be called liv. what is funny is People spell my name wrong all the time and i hate it" Mar. 12, 2009:
"I love this name but can someone please help me? Is it pronounced with a long "o" sound or with an a. I hear it pronounced both ways so often and I wondered which one is correct." Mar. 7, 2009:
"My name is Olivia and I love it! Olivia Xiomadra to be exact (I am black and panamanian) :). I think the name is very original and strong. I also really love all my natural given nicknames- liv, and livvy. I have been called Alivia before and it drives me crazy!! OLIVIA is soooo much better and stands out. Olivia tends to be a very descriptive name in that it shows a outgoing person. I am 17 and I had always thought my name was the best haha.. It is a good name to grow up with because it fits all ages and stages of life. Olivia is a name to never be forgotten :)"