Olive

Pronunciation: o-hle-e-ve-h
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

Olive is a feminine given name of English origin, meaning "olive tree". The name is derived from the Latin word "oliva" and is associated with peace due to the symbolism of the olive branch. In Greek mythology, olives symbolize peace and friendship, as the goddess Athena used an olive tree to bring peace to the region. The name Olive has been popular in English-speaking countries since the 1800s, along with other tree and plant names for girls. It experienced a decline in popularity in the latter half of the twentieth century but has seen a resurgence in recent years, partly due to the popularity of the related name Olivia. Today, Olive ranks as the 158th most popular female name in the United States and has been chosen by several celebrities for their daughters.

Olive Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Olive is currently #186 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Olive is currently #89 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Olive is currently #183 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Olive is currently #89 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Olive

  • Olive Thomas: Olive Thomas was an American silent film actress and model known for her roles in films like "The Flapper" and "Love's Prisoner." She passed away in 1920.
  • Olive Oyl: Olive Oyl is a fictional character from the comic strip and animated series "Popeye," known for being Popeye's girlfriend.
  • Olive Schreiner: Olive Schreiner was a South African author, anti-war campaigner, and intellectual known for her novel "The Story of an African Farm." She passed away in 1920.
  • Olive Ann Burns: Olive Ann Burns was an American writer best known for her novel "Cold Sassy Tree." She passed away in 1990.
  • Olive Carey: Olive Carey was an American film and television actress known for her work in Westerns and her roles in films like "The Searchers" and "Lady Luck." She passed away in 1988.
  • Olivia Munn: Olivia Munn is known for her roles in films like Iron Man 2 and X-Men