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origin: Indian (Sanskrit)


Origin: English

Meaning: Ancestor's Descendant

This poetic name first popped up in Shakespeare’s 1602 Twelfth Night -- who knew the great writer was also a creator of great names? Up until the ’80s, it was regularly used but didn’t crack the top 100 until the ’90s. Since then it’s been rising on the charts like crazy, right in line with the trend of classic and strong but feminine names. The real mystery to us -- how did such a pretty name come from such a funny little fruit?

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 6

Famous olivia

  • Olivia - countess in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
  • Olivia Newton-John - actress and singer
  • Olivia - fictional pig in children’s series Olivia
  • Olivia de Havilland - actress
  • Olivia Benson - character in Law & Order: SVU

Infamous olivia

  • Olivia De Berardinis - erotic artist
  • Olivia Blake Richards - character in Sunset Beach
  • Olivia Fuller - character in Family Guy

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