"from Mount Olympus"

Olympia Origin and Meaning

The name Olympia is 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

  • OlympiasQueen consort of Philip II of Macedonia, mother of Alexander the Great
  • Olympia Montana ValanceAustralian actress
  • Olympia BrownAmerican suffragist and Universalist minister
  • Olympia DukakisAmerican actress
  • Olympia Jean SnoweU.S. Senator from Maine
  • Olympia CampbellEnglish actress and model
  • Olympia LeTan, American fashion designer
  • MariaOlympia, Princess of Greece (b. 1996), daughter of Crown Prince Pavlos
  • Charlotte Olympia DellalEnglish fashion designer
  • Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. (b. 2017)Daughter of athlete Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian
  • Olympia Lightning Bolt (b. 2020)daughter of sprinter Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett

Olympia in Pop Culture

  • Olympia Biddefordmain character in "Fortune's Rocks" by Anita Shreve
  • Olympia Binewskia main character in Katherine Dunn's "Geek Love"
  • Olympia Squiressweetheart of the Uncommercial Traveller's childhood in "The Uncommercial Traveller" (1860,8) by Charles Dickens
  • Olympia Peabodyfiance 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 Olympiaa well,known music hall in Paris
  • Olympiacapital city of Washington State, USA
  • OlympiaGym Leader in video game Pokemon X and Y
  • Olympia Wingfieldhybrid of a Nightmare and a vampire bat in "Monster High" show and series
  • Olympia Timbersa character from the Nickelodeon cartoon "Welcome To The Wayne"