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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.

Popularity
Boys: Ranked #52 in 2013
Origin
Latin
Norse
Gender
Male
Meaning Tags
Flowers, Plants & Trees
Love
Variations
Alternative Spellings
Nicknames
Personality
Famous Olivers
Oliver Platt (actor)
"Oliver!" (1968 award-winning musical)
Oliver Stone (film director)
Oliver Queen/Green Arrow - DC ComicsSubmitted By

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