Olivia is one of the most popular names in England at the moment and it is a common choice with parents to be.

Olivia Meaning

The meaning of Olivia originates from one of William Shakespeare’s plays. Olivia was the name of the heiress in the Twelfth Night and it has been suggested that he was inspired by the male name Oliver.

Popularity of the Name

Olivia is one of the most popular baby girl’s name in England at the moment. The latest figures from the English government suggest that Olivia is the 2nd most popular baby girl’s name. In 2010 it was the most popular girl’s name but in the last study it was piped to 1st position by Amelia

Famous People who are Called Olivia

Here is our list of a few famous people with the first name of Olivia.

  • Olivia Newton John – An English actress who is famous for her role on the hit movie Grease.
  • Olivia Jane Wilde – is an American fashion model and actress.
  • Olivia Colman is an English actresses/comedian who has starred in the Peep Show.
  • Olivia Holt – An American actress and singer who has featured on the Disney channel.


If you are looking for other English girl’s names see our comprehensive list. Ideal for mum and dad’s to be.

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