Olive

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Gender: F Meaning of Olive: "olive tree" Origin of Olive: English, from Latin, nature name Olive's Popularity in 2015: #264

Though greatly overshadowed by the trendy Olivia, Olive has a quiet, subtle appeal of its own -- and is now enjoying a remarkable comeback. It returned to the Top 1000 in 2007, and has jumped quite a bit since then, now at264282. Cool couple Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen chose it for their daughter, reviving the name to stylishness, and now Drew Barrymore has a baby Olive too, as has country singer Jake Owen.

Olive has positive associations to the olive branch as a symbol of peace and the ancient olive wreath that celebrated success.

Olive was the name of the adorable Abigail Breslin character in the popular movie Little Miss Sunshine. Olive Chancellor is a major character in Henry James's The Bostonians and Olive Kitteridge is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout novel that was adapted into a TV miniseries in 2014. Kids might be familiar with Olive the Other Reindeer.

Olive came into fashion at the end of the nineteenth century along with other botanical names, when it had a run in the Top 100.

Famous People Named Olive

(Olive) Marie Osmond, American singer and actress
Olive May Osmond, matriarch of the American Osmond singing family
Olive Thomas (born Oliva R. Duffy), American silent film actress
Olive Dora Sturgess, Canadian actress
Olive Ann Burns, American novelist
Olive Cecilia Paget, Lady Baille, Anglo-American heiress
Olive Oatman, American pioneer captured by Native Americans and freed five years later
Olive Deering, American actress
Olive Nevart Zorian, English violinist
Olive Borden, American actress
Olive Ann Beech, American aviatrix
Olive Carey (born Olive Fuller Golden), American actress
Olive Loughnane, Irish Olympic athlete
Olive Dame Campbell, American folklorist and author
Olive Fremstad (born Anna Olivia Rundquist), Swedish-America mezzo-soprano
Olive Mae Puro (b. 2015), daughter of actress Marla Sokoloff and Alec Puro
Olive Eva, daughter of singer Amber Nichols
Olive Baron Cohen (b. 2007), daughter of actors Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Olive Barrymore Kopelman (b. 2012), daughter of actress Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
Olive Pearl Owen (b. 2012), daughter of Jake Owen and Lacey Buchanan
Olive (b. 2011), daughter of actor David Tennant and Georgia Moffett
Olive Avery Lawson (b. 2013), daughter of musician Jesse Lawson
Olive Belle, daughter of rugby leaguer Aidan Guerra and Belinda Bartholomew-Walsh
Audrey Olive Joan (b. 2015), daughter of newscaster Deborah Knight and Lindsay Dunbar
Olive Uniacke, stepdaughter of film producer David Heyman

Pop Culture References for the name Olive

Olive Snook, character on TV's "Pushing Daisies"
"Olive Kitteredge," novel, TV movie and its main character
Olive Hoover, character in film "Little Miss Sunshine"
Olive Penderghast, character in film "Easy A"
"Olive, the Other Reindeer," book by J. Otto Seibold and its main character, a dog
Olive Oyl, Popeye's girlfriend in the Popeye series
Olive Butler Rudge, a character on British TV series "On the Buses"
Olive Abroholos Elephanta, character in Ransom Riggs' "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" series
Olive, a character on TV's "Odd Squad"
Olive, a character from the Canadian animated series "Justin Time"
"Olive's Ocean," novel by Kevin Henkes and film
Olive Doyle, a character on TV's "A.N.T Farm"
Olive, cook in The Bash St. Kids' comics
Olive Hornby, minor character in the Harry Potter series

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