Oliver Name Meaning and Origin

Oliver is a Boy name. The name is originated from ‘Latin’ origin. The baby name Oliver means “Elf Warrior”.


Oliver Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Latin”



Oliver is a Boy name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “AHL + a + var”


Oliver Name Meaning:

Oliver originates in Germanic and means “elf warrior”. As a male given name, it came to English-speaking countries through the French name Olivier, and became quite rare after the 17th century due to one of the most controversial figures in British history, the military commander Oliver Cromwell. It functions as a surname as well. This tendency was overturned by the lovable character of Oliver Twist in the 19th century.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Noll, Ollie, Olliver, Ollyver, Olyver


Famous people with this name:

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of Britain;

Oliver Stark, British actor;

(William) Oliver Stone, American film director;

Norvell “Oliver” Hardy, American comic;

Oliver Wendell Holmes, American physician and writer;

Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist, playwright and poet;

Oliver Scott “Oli” Sykes, lead vocalist of British band Bring Me The Horizon;

Oliver Marach, Austrian tennis player;

(Robert) Oliver Reed, English actor;

Oliver Phelps, American war hero;

Oliver James Platt, American actor;

Oliver Graham Chris, English actor;

(Oliver) Burgess Meredith, American actor;

Oliver Lodge, English physicist and writer;

Jamie Oliver, English celebrity chef;

Oliver “Olly” Murs, English musician;

Oliver Martyn John Phelps, English actor, twin brother to actor James Phelps;

Oliver Jackson-Cohen, English actor;

Oliver Coleman, English Actor;

Oliver Prinz von Anhalt, son of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor;

Oliver Alexander “Olly” Thornton, British actor and lead singer for the band Years & Years;

Oliver (born William Oliver Swofford), American pop singer;

Oliver “Oli” White, British YouTuber;

Oliver Rutledge Hudson, American actor, son of actress Goldie Hawn and brother of Kate Hudson;

Oliver Hackett (b. 1974), son of guitarist Steve Hackett of Genesis;

Oliver Miller Bernsen (b. 1989), son of actor Corbin Bernsen;

Oliver Saunders (b. 1991), son of actress Garcelle Beauvais and Daniel Saunders;

Oliver Bacharach (b. 1993), son of songwriter Burt Bacharach;

Oliver Ragland Stills (b. 2004), son of musician Stephen Stills;

Oliver Watson (b. 2005), son of actor Barry Watson and TV presenter Tracy Hutson;

Oliver Chevallier (b. 2005), son of TV presenter Michaela Strachan and Nick Chevallier;

Oliver Philip Savage (b. 2006), son of actor Fred Savage;

Oliver Shane Hawkins (b. 2006), son of drummer Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters;

Oliver Wolfgang Puck (b. 2006), son of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck;

Oliver McLanahan Phillips (b. 2007), son of actress Julie Bowen and Scott Phillips;

Oliver Lange (b. 2007), son of TV presenter Carrie Bickmore and Greg Lange;

Oliver Lennon (b. 2009), son of actor/comedian Thomas Lennon;

Oliver Michael Jacobs (b. 2011), son of actress Sarah Lancaster and Matthew Jacobs;

Oliver Egan (b. 2012), son of TV chef Kelsey Nixon and Robby Egan;

Oliver Neil Allen (b. 2013), son of singer Kris Allen;

Oliver Gunnar Franzen (b. 2013), son of ice hockey player Johan Franzen;

Oliver James “Ollie” Lanning (b. 2013), son of American family vloggers Bryan & Missy Lanning;

Oliver Finlay Dallas (b. 2014), son of actors Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas;

Oliver Levon Myers (b. 2016), son of singer Zach Myers of Shinedown;

Wyatt Oliver Olsen, son of actor Eric Christian Olsen;

Oliver Francis Followill (b. 2018), son of American rock drummer Nathan Followill, brother to Violet Marlowe;

Oliver Julian “Ollie” Patrick (b. 2018), son of American YouTube personalities Matthew and Stephanie Patrick




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