Rank 3rd Boy Name ๐Ÿ”ฅ Popular

In 2022, the name Oliver was 3rd most popular baby name for boys and 4th most popular baby name overall. In 2022, 15,104 babies were named Oliver in the United States.

In 2022, 1 out of every 223 babies in the United States were named Oliver. In a classroom of 30 students, there is approximately a 12.6% chance that another student would have the same name. Today, the average age of someone named Oliver is around 9 to 14 years old.

The name "Oliver" is extremely common ๐Ÿ”ฅ

The most common nickname for Oliver is Ollie.

Oliver Meaning & Origin

Oliver is a classic English name which means "olive tree", symbolizing peace, fruitfulness, and dignity.

The name Oliver is described as adventurous, wise and resilient.


Oliver is pronounced oh-lee-vehr in English. The name Oliver has 6 letters and 2 or 3 syllables, depending on pronunciation.

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Name Trends (1972 to Present)

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Fun Facts about Oliver

  • The name Oliver is shared by the main character in Charles Dickens' novel, "Oliver Twist".

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