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

The name Olympia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "from Mount Olympus". Olympia and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

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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

Olympias, Queen consort of Philip II of Macedonia, mother of Alexander the Great
Olympia Montana Valance, Australian actress
Olympia Brown, American suffragist and Universalist minister
Olympia Dukakis, American actress
Olympia Jean Snowe, U.S. Senator from Maine
Olympia Campbell, English actress and model
Olympia Le-Tan, American fashion designer
Maria-Olympia, Princess of Greece (b. 1996), daughter of Crown Prince Pavlos
Charlotte Olympia Dellal, English fashion designer
Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. (b. 2017) - Daughter of athlete Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian

Pop Culture References for the name Olympia

Olympia Biddeford, main character in "Fortune's Rocks" by Anita Shreve
Olympia Binewski, a main character in Katherine Dunn's "Geek Love"
Olympia Squires, sweetheart of the Uncommercial Traveller's childhood in "The Uncommercial Traveller" (1860-8) by Charles Dickens
Olympia Peabody, fiance 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 Olympia, a well-known music hall in Paris
Olympia, capital city of Washington State, USA
Olympia, Gym Leader in video game Pokemon X and Y
Olympia Wingfield, hybrid of a Nightmare and a vampire bat in "Monster High" show and series
Olympia Timbers, a character from the Nickelodeon cartoon "Welcome To The Wayne"

Olimpiada, Olimpiana, Olimpe

Olympia's International Variations

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


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. :)