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Gender: F Meaning of Olive: "olive tree" Origin of Olive: English, from Latin, nature name Olive's Popularity in 2013: #291

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. 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 about to be a TV miniseries. 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.

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Famous People Named Olive

Olive Mae Puro (b. 2015), daughter of Marla Sokoloff and Alec Puro
Olive Marie Osmond, American entertainer
Olive Thomas, American silent film actress
Olive Baron Cohen (b. 2007), daughter of Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Olive Barrymore Kopelman (b. 2012), daughter of Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
Olive Pearl Owen (b. 2012), daughter of Jake Owen and Lacey Buchanan
Olive (b. 2011), daughter of David Tennant and Georgia Moffett
Olive Avery Lawson (b. 2013), daughter of Jesse Lawson from the band Sleeping With Sirens
Olive Dora Sturgess, Canadian-born actress of American television
Olive Ann Burns was a professional writer, journalist, and columnist best known for her novel Cold Sassy Tree.
Olive Oatman, pioneer woman captured by Native Americans and freed five years later
Olive Uniacke, stepdaughter of David Heyman (Producer of the Harry Potter films)
Olive Deering was an American actress.
Olive Borden, an American stage and film actress
Olive Beech, U.S. aviation pioneer
Olive Carey, American television and film actress
Olive Loughnane, an Irish Olympic athlete
Olive Campbell, published author
Blessed St. Olive of Palermo
Olive Fremstad, opera singer

Pop Culture References for the Name Olive

Olive branch, symbol of peace
Olive Stanton, from the movie "Cradle Will Rock"
Olive Penderghast, female protagonist in the 2010 movie Easy A
Olive, character in the movie "Little Miss Sunshine"
Olive Specter, character from The Sims 2 video game
"Olive the Other Reindeer," an animated made-for-TV movie
Olive Daphne Doyle, character on Disney Channel's "A.N.T Farm"
Olive Snook, Kristin Chenoweth's character in TV's critically acclaimed "Pushing Daisies"
Olive wreath, symbol of success/victory
Olive Tree
Olive's Ocean is a book.
Olive Hornby, character from Harry Potter
Olive Kitteridge played by actress Frances McDormand
Olive was one of the stepsisters in 'Ella Enchanted'.

Olie, Oliff, Oliffe, Olivet, Olivette, Ollie, Olly

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