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

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.

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Famous People Named Olympia

Pop Culture References for the name Olympia

Olimpiada, Olimpiana, Olimpe

Olympia's International Variations

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


Isabella_188 Says:



QueenieGuldbaek Says:


My iPhone 6 is named Olympia.

private Says:


I have a sister named Olivia and I would def use this name for my own daughter since Olivia is so popular now and because I love how majestic this is!!

Skittlewiddles Says:


Oh, this is me too!

aleerakate Says:


Olympias was Alexander the Great's mother too.
I love the name, it sounds so strong and bold, it doesn't really sound friendly to me but it almost makes me love it more. I just picture this strong, unwavering queen!

marnie r Says:


I love this name so much, very regal sounding. (Plus I was born near Mount Olympus in Washington!)

Phibstar9 Says:


I can agree

jem Says:


Love this name; it sounds regal yet friendly. The potential nn Polly is just adorable, too.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I liked this name as a kid, but it's not appealing to me anymore. I cannot get past the LIMP sound.

Ginafrances Says:


This name is a guilty pleasure of mine. It is so striking.

raevynstar Says:


This is quite a name. :)