Gender: Male Pronunciation: o-LIV-ee-ay Meaning of Olivier: "olive tree" Origin of Olivier: French

Olivier Origin and Meaning

The name Olivier is a boy's name of French origin meaning "olive tree".

More and more frequently heard as the Gallic version of Oliver, Olivier could be seen as a tribute to the great British actor, Sir Laurence O.

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MargotBear Says:


I live in the UK, and this was my grandfather’s name, so I know how pronounce it, though many of my friends say O-liv-ee-er instead of O-liv-ee-ay.

baffled_jessica Says:


I'm american and for me, pronunciation would not be a problem, but spelling may if only bc of auto correct and Olivier sort of looking like a typo. But the sound of it is lovely and I would still consider it, as I used it more and more it would look less weird to me.

smartie352 Says:


This is a relatively common name in the Netherlands, where it's pronounced oh-lee-VEER.

kxlly0614 Says:


I really like this name, even though I love Oliver, I can see this name on any age. Oliver seems more like a young boy name. The only problem is the spelling and pronunciation.. This name might work in France, but in America, people will keep on mispronouncing/misspelling the name :(

Zelliew Says:


What a distinguished name !

Catastroffy Says:


This name is pronounced o-LEE-vyih.