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

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.

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, fiance 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
Olympia, capital city of Washington State

Olimpiada, Olimpiana, Olimpe

Olympia's International Variations

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