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Oliver Name Meaning and Origin

Oliver Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Peaceful, Olive tree, Affectionate

Name Origin


The name Oliver means 'peaceful' or 'olive tree' in Latin. It is also associated with being affectionate and kind-hearted. The name has origins in Latin and has been popular in English-speaking countries for centuries.

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Oliver Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Oliver is easy to pronounce with a smooth flow of syllables. It is familiar and widely recognized.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Oliver has a balanced rhythm with two syllables that complement each other well. It has a pleasant and melodious sound.

Famous People Named Oliver

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● Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone is a renowned American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for his provocative and controversial films such as 'Platoon', 'JFK', and 'Natural Born Killers'. Stone has won multiple Academy Awards for his contributions to cinema.

● Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist is a fictional character created by Charles Dickens in the novel of the same name. He is an orphan who endures a difficult life in Victorian England, facing hardships and challenges but ultimately finding kindness and redemption.

● Oliver Hudson

Oliver Hudson is an American actor known for his roles in TV series such as 'Rules of Engagement' and 'Scream Queens'. He comes from a famous acting family, including his mother Goldie Hawn and sister Kate Hudson.

Oliver Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Oliver

The name Oliver is generally well-received and does not have strong negative associations. However, some may associate it with the character Oliver Twist, who faced adversity and poverty in literature. Overall, the name is more commonly associated with positive qualities like peace and kindness.

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