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Name: Oliver


Meaning

The old style baby name Oliver is sourced from the name Olive. It is a sweet, retro name for parents who to give a stylish moniker to their child. The book ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens’ gives it a literary influence, with a bookish vibe.The old style baby name Oliver is sourced from the name Olive. It is a sweet, retro name for parents who to give a stylish moniker to their child. The book ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens’ gives it a literary influence, with a bookish vibe.The old style baby name Oliver is sourced from the name Olive. It is a sweet, retro name for parents who to give a stylish moniker to their child. The book ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens’ gives it a literary influence, with a bookish vibe.Oliver originates in Germanic and means "elf warrior". As a masculine 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. This tendency was overturned by the lovable character of Oliver Twist in the 19th century. It functions as a surname as well.

Gender

Boy

Origin/Usage

Germanic

Pronunciation of Oliver

AHL-ə-vər

Also Spelled Like...

Olliver, Ollie

Famous Oliver

Oliver Platt - actor
Oliver Seibert - hockey player
Oliver Cromwell - historical figure
Oliver Goldsmith - author
Oliver James - actor
Oliver Perez - baseball player
Oliver Stone - film director


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