The name Olive is a girl's name of English origin meaning "olive tree". Olive is ranked #270 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".
From the experts:
Though greatly overshadowed by the trendy Olivia, Olive has a quiet, subtle appeal of its own -- and is now enjoying a remarkable comeback. Olive is one of only four girl names starting with O on the US Top 1000. Cool couple Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen chose it for their daughter, reviving the name to stylishness, and now Drew Barrymore has a little 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.
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