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Gender: F Meaning of Olympia: "from Mount Olympus" Origin of Olympia: Greek

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With its relation to Mount Olympus, home of the Greek gods, and to the Olympic games, this name has an athletic, goddess-like aura, making it the perfect Olivia substitute.

A well-known art reference is the famous 1865 painting of a reclining nude by Edouard Manet titled Olympia. Contemporary bearers include former Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe and actress Olympia Dukakis.

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Famous People Named Olympia

Olympia Brown, suffragist and Universalist minister
Olympia Dukakis, American actress
Olympia Snowe, United States senator from Maine
Olympia Campbell, English actress and model
Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece, teen daughter of Crown Prince Pavlos
Queen Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great
Olympe de Gouges, executed philosopher and playwright
Charlotte Olympia Dellal, London-based fashion designer
Olympia Le-Tan, fashion designer

Pop Culture References for the Name Olympia

Olympia Biddeford, protagonist of the novel "Fortune's Rocks" by Anita Shreve
Olympia Binewski, narrator and a main character of Katherine Dunn's "Geek Love"
Olympia Squires, sweetheart of the Uncommercial Traveller's childhood in "The Uncommercial Traveller" (1860-8) by Charles Dickens
Olympia Peabody, fiancée to Edward Brent-Foster and perpetual grand mistress of the Boston Society for the Abolition of Vice in "The Panel" (1912) by Ford Madox Ford
The Olympia, a well-known music hall in Paris
Madame Olympe Maxime, a character in the "Harry Potter" series
Olimpiada is the Russian variant

Olimpe, Olimpiada, Olimpiana

Olympia's International Variations

Olympiad, Olympe, Olympienne (French) Olympie (German) Olimpia (Spanish)