"from Mount Olympus"

Olympia Origin and Meaning

The name Olympia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "from Mount Olympus".

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.

# 985 in the US

Olympia Rank in US Top 1000

# 598 on Nameberry

Olympia Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Olympia Popularity

Famous People Named Olympia

  • OlympiasQueen consort of Philip II of Macedonia, mother of Alexander the Great
  • Olympia Montana ValanceAustralian actress
  • Olympia BrownAmerican suffragist and Universalist minister
  • Olympia DukakisAmerican actress
  • Olympia Jean SnoweU.S. Senator from Maine
  • Olympia CampbellEnglish actress and model
  • Olympia LeTan, American fashion designer
  • MariaOlympia, Princess of Greece (b. 1996), daughter of Crown Prince Pavlos
  • Charlotte Olympia DellalEnglish fashion designer
  • Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. (b. 2017)Daughter of athlete Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian
  • Olympia Lightning Bolt (b. 2020)daughter of sprinter Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett

Olympia in Pop Culture

  • Olympia Biddefordmain character in "Fortune's Rocks" by Anita Shreve
  • Olympia Binewskia main character in Katherine Dunn's "Geek Love"
  • Olympia Squiressweetheart of the Uncommercial Traveller's childhood in "The Uncommercial Traveller" (1860,8) by Charles Dickens
  • Olympia Peabodyfiance 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 Olympiaa well,known music hall in Paris
  • Olympiacapital city of Washington State, USA
  • OlympiaGym Leader in video game Pokemon X and Y
  • Olympia Wingfieldhybrid of a Nightmare and a vampire bat in "Monster High" show and series
  • Olympia Timbersa character from the Nickelodeon cartoon "Welcome To The Wayne"