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

The name Olivier is a boy's name of French origin meaning "olive tree". Olivier and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Olivier

Olivier Messiaen, French composer
Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer
Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player
Olivier Delaître, French tennis player
Olivier Panis, French racing driver
Olivier Beretta, Monegasque racing driver
Olivier Peslier, French jockey
Olivier Patience, French tennis player
Olivier Vernon, American NFL player
Olivier Giroud, French footballer
Olivier Martinez, French actor
Laurence Olivier, English actor
Elivier Northern Spanish female verison based on noble family in region

Pop Culture References for the name Olivier

Olivier, character on TV's "Orphan Black"
Olivier Mira Armstrong, [female] character from Full Metal Alchemist
Olivier de Bretagne, character in the Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters

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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.