Baby name Oliver
Pronunciation:oh lih ver
Description: From the French name, Olivier, recorded as the name of one of Charlemagne’s retainers, the close companion in arms of Roland in the Chanson de Roland. Whereas Roland is headstrong and rash, Oliver is thoughtful and cautious. Ostensibly this name derives from Late Latin olivarius ‘olive tree’, but Charlemagne’s other paladins all bear solidly Germanic names, so it is more probably an altered form of a Germanic name, perhaps distantly connected with Old Norse Oleifr ‘ancestral relic’. It has remained in more or less continuous use since the medieval period, becoming increasingly popular since the 1980’s. Famous bearers include Oliver Cromwell (politician), Oliver Bierhoff (footballer) and Oliver Twist (fictitious character in novel of the same name).
Statistics for Oliver
From 1996 to 2015 the name 'Oliver' was given to 114.862 Boys, representing 1,79% of the total 6.402.657 Boys registered since 1996.
Registrations by Year of name 'Oliver'
This chart shows the registrations of name 'Oliver' in England and Wales per year since 1996
It is possible to see that the registrations name 'Oliver' varied from 3.647 to 8.427 per year.
Rank Popularity by Year of name 'Oliver'
This chart shows the popularity of name 'Oliver' in England and Wales per year since 1996
It is possible to see that name 'Oliver' varied from rank 1 to 24.