Oliver
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
AHL-ə-vər
Meaning
Elf warrior
Like the Name Oliver?
BOYS
+ Oliver
GIRLS
+ Add to My Favorites

More info about the name "Oliver"

Oliver originates in Germanic and means "elf warrior". As a masculine given name, it came to English-speaking countries through the French name Olivier, and became quite rare after the 17th century due to one of the most controversial figures in British history, the military commander Oliver Cromwell. This tendency was overturned by the lovable character of Oliver Twist in the 19th century. It functions as a surname as well.

Popularity of the Name Oliver
Also Spelled Like...

Olliver, Ollie

Famous Olivers

Oliver Platt - actor
Oliver Seibert - hockey player
Oliver Cromwell - historical figure
Oliver Goldsmith - author
Oliver James - actor
Oliver Perez - baseball player
Oliver Stone - film director

+ Add a Name · View More
Do you like the name Oliver?
Discussion on the name Oliver
Weekly Prize Big thumb breast flow starter set

The Breastflow Starter Set is perfect for expecting and new moms. The set includes everything needed to get started: two 5 oz bottles with Stage 1 nipples and bottle covers, two 9 oz bottles with Stage 2 flow nipples and bottle covers, a unique snap-on-bottle container for formula or snacks, and a bottle brush. Breastflow's patented 2-in-1 nipple lets your baby control the flow of breast milk or formula as naturally as breastfeeding. By using both suction and compression motions, your baby is able to...

The BellyBallot Story

We built BellyBallot to make naming your baby more fun. In under 2 minutes, parents can involve friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to vote on their favorite names. Parents can now include loved ones from all over the globe on the joyous occasion of celebrating a new child's life.