Oliver

A variation of the French name Olivier. Used in English-speaking countries since medieval times. Influenced by Oliver Cromwell, the 17th century British military leader who was lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland. A literary name for Charles Dickens' title character, "Oliver Twist." A top 10 name in England and Wales. Also popular in Scotland and Sweden. Peaked in the U.S. prior to 1900, but still in steady use.

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Boys: Ranked #73 in 2012
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Norse
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Male
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Flowers, Plants & Trees
Love
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"Oliver!" (1968 award-winning musical)
Oliver Platt (actor)
Oliver Stone (film director)
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