What Does My Name Oliver Mean?


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Connor Sephton answered
The popular male name Oliver - pronounced 'oh-lih-ver' means 'olive tree'. The name has a Latin origin. Most interpret this literal translation to mean 'olive branch' and therefore consider the meaning of the olive branch to be the meaning of the name Oliver. In Christianity and the Bible, the olive branch is seen as a symbol of peace, beauty and dignity. Of course, in common speech today we often hear the phrase 'to extend the olive branch', which means to offer peace. Those who bear the name Oliver can interpret their name to signify peacefulness and dignity. A secondary interpretation of the name Oliver is 'elf warrior', a meaning which has a British origin.

A number of well-known individuals bear the name Oliver, including the following celebrities and fictional figures:

• Oliver Reed. Oliver Reed was an English actor, widely known for his roles in the films The Trap, Women in Love, The Three Musketeers and Gladiator. His muscled form and macho image gained him roles playing characters of a similar nature.
• Oliver James Platt. Oliver Platt is an American actor. Born in 1960, he has starred in many major productions such as 'The Man in Black' and 'X-Men: First Class'. Currently, he is working on a Showtime original series: The Big C, alongside Laura Linney.
• Oliver Twist; Oliver Twist is the main character of the world-renowned play and film 'Oliver!'. The story of 'Oliver!' features the young boy Oliver Twist who is taken in by a crook who employs orphaned children, providing them with a home and food.
• Oliver Oken. Oliver Oken appears in the famous Hannah Montana series, as Miley's best friend and Lilly's boyfriend. Before he dated Lilly, he had a crush on the star Hannah Montana. This subsequently ended when he found out that Hannah Montana was in fact his friend Miley Stewart in disguise.
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hjjknhf fjyyt answered
It means... Peace and Joy, Chivalrous, Sensitive, Affectionate. From what I have gathered, the name Oliver can mean Olive Tree, Kind One or Peace. 
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It means... Peace and Joy
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anup maurya answered
Quite a popular male first name Oliver is pronounced AH-lih-ver. It is of Latin origin, and its meaning is "olive tree." According to the Bible, the olive tree is a symbol of fruitfulness, beauty, and dignity. Today "extending an olive branch" traditionally signifies an offer of peace.

Important personalities include; the title character in Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist." Film director Oliver Stone; actor Oliver Platt.

Oliver Joseph, known as 'King Oliver,' American jazz musician and composer who had a great influence on the style of Louis Armstrong also carried this name. His Creole Jazz Band was the first Black group to make jazz recordings.

Nicknames of the name Oliver include: Ollie, Noll etc.
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Anonymous answered
(Latin) olive tree
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From the French Olivier, believed to be an old French version of the Germanic name Alfihar. The name is also associated with the olive tree and therefore peace. Oliver was the 173rd most popular boy's name in the US in 2006, but the third most popular in the UK in 2007. In literature, perhaps the most famous Oliver is Dickens' Oliver Twist.
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My name is Oliver, its Meaning is "Elf Army" but in Latin terms the it is supportable derived from olive tree meaning fullness and fruitfullness and dignity and olive branch meaning peace its pronouced Ah-liv-Ver But I like it pronouced Oh-liv-er

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