If you are expecting a baby at home, there will surely be many preparations that you should be thinking about. Toys, clothes, cribs, pacifiers, you may even be thinking about its future and, without a doubt, about the name it will bear. There are a wide variety of baby names and many options to choose from. It may be that some of them catch your attention more. Visit our post on original names or rare names to learn more details. In this opportunity we are going to explain the meaning of Oliver .

Etymology of the name Oliver:

According to anthroponymic studies, it is considered that the name Oliver comes from an Old French variant on the Scandinavian word Anu leifr referring to the olive plant. It is a name that has maintained its popularity through the years. Oliver Plunkett was a 17th century Irish archbishop. Oliver Joseph Lodge was a British physicist and writer who was known for being the first to transmit a radio signal, among many other inventions and scientific breakthroughs. Oliver Evans was an inventor, engineer, and businessman who built one of the first steam engines. The name is also known by the novel Oliver Twist by the writer Charles Dickens in the 19th century. Oliver is the variant of the name in English and Catalan.


Oliverio in Spanish, Olivier in French, Oliveri in Catalan, Oliveiro in Portuguese, Oliwier in Polish, Uolevi in ​​Finnish, Olson in Danish, Oliviero in Italian, Olivés in Hungarian, Ólavur in Faroese, Olavi in ​​Estonian, Olav in Swedish, Olav in Norwegian, Ólafur in Icelandic, Olev in Latvian, Aulay in Scots, Amhaloibh in Irish, Áleifr in Scandinavian. Its diminutive can be Olli, Olly, Ollie, Noll or Vieri. The female variant can be Olivia.

Famous people named Oliver:

  • Oliver Stone

    • American film director, screenwriter and producer : born in New York in 1946. His works have been widely known and distinguished within the world of cinema. His artistic career has led him to win several Oscars and Golden Globes, among others. Before his career, he served as a soldier in the wars of the United States and in some way this was involved in his works since he deals with sociopolitical themes characteristic of the end of the 20th century.
  • Oliver Sykes

    • British singer, musician and composer : he was born in Ashford, Kent in 1986. From an early age he was interested in music and when he was in high school he began to move in artistic environments with his friends. He began designing compilations and short tracks and began participating in youth rock and hip hop bands. His style is alternative metal and metalcore, he plays instruments like the keyboard and his type of voice is guttural tenor. It also has an alternative clothing line that is well known.
  • Oliver MartynJohn Phelps

    • British actor : He was born in Sutton, Coldfield in 1986. He is the twin brother of fellow actor James Andrew Eric Phelps. Both are known for their performances as Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films. From a young age he showed interest in acting, participating in plays at his school, where his brother also participated.

General characteristics of the most famous people named Oliver:

In general, they are energetic, active, moved people who do not feel comfortable staying in one place. They need fluidity in their lives and constant changes that they go looking for if their environment does not provide them. They are creative, eloquent, eloquent , with great facilities for communication and non-verbal expression. Their imagination leads them to always think big and eliminate all limits that exist. They are brave, vigorous, they love to take on challenges and take different paths than usual. Without a doubt they are thrown into adventure and show their talents.