Olivia: Nicknames, Middle Names, And Fun Facts For a Classic Name

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If you’re looking for some middle names and nicknames for Olivia, you’re in good company! It has been the most popular name in the US since 2019, in the top five names since 2008, and is commonly used in countless countries all over the world. We all know at least one Olivia, and this list will help you find out a bit more about the name

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What does the name Olivia mean?

It may come as no surprise that the name Olivia means olive from the latin word oliva. 

What is surprising is that this name was brought into the mainstream by… wait for it… Shakespeare in Twelfth Night. Until then, (1602) the name Olivia was relatively unknown. 

Nicknames for Olivia

Here is a short and simple list of cute nicknames for Olivia: 

  • Liv
  • Livia
  • Livy
  • Livvy
  • Ollie
  • Vivi

Names like Olivia

If you love the name, but want a few other options, here are a few more names like Olivia that are feminine, soft, classic, and dramatic. 

  • Adeline 
  • Amelia 
  • Bella
  • Diana 
  • Ella
  • Evelyn 
  • Genevieve 
  • Giselle
  • Leah
  • Leanne 
  • Lilah
  • Loraine 
  • Marilyn 
  • Marina
  • Natalia 
  • Olive 
  • Ophelia 
  • Raquel
  • Tiana
  • Valentina 
  • Violet 
  • Vivian 
  • Willow 

Middle names for Olivia

When it comes to choosing a middle name for Olivia, keep in mind that the soft name would sound off paired with something overly sharp. (Olivia Christine doesn’t sound quite right, wouldn’t you say?)  It may also sound better followed by a consonant rather than prolonging the flowy vowels. (For example Olivia Amelia is just too much, right?) 

But Olivia is so versatile that you could take it in many directions when it comes to finding a middle name. You could choose something equally long and sophisticated to up the drama, or choose a shorter middle name to keep it playful. Here are a few ideas. 

Middle names for Olivia that up the drama

  • Olivia Adele 
  • Olivia Giselle
  • Olivia Louise 
  • Olivia Madeline
  • Olivia Noelle
  • Olivia Violet 

Short and playful middle names for Olivia

  • Olivia Belle 
  • Olivia Claire 
  • Olivia Mae
  • Olivia Marie
  • Olivia Rae 
  • Olivia Rose 

Famous people named Olivia

And if you’re still not sure if Olivia is the right name for your little one, you can be inspired by the fact that there are dozens of famous Olivias ranging from athletes, artists, and fictional characters. Here are a few well-known beauties you may recognize.

  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Olivia Rodrigo 
  • Olivia Colman 
  • Olivia Wilde 

Final word

We hope that this list of nicknames for Olivia and middle names for Olivia gave you something to chew on. Let us know if we missed anything!

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