Oliver is a boy's name of Latin origin with considerable weight in popular culture. A leading character in Charles Dickens's beloved novel Oliver Twist, Oliver has enjoyed many variations across the screen, stage, and animated worlds. But prior to its strong ties to a doe-eyed youth and his journey towards a blissful homestead, Oliver was long associated with the meaning "olive tree." Derived from the Latin olivarius, meaning "olive tree planter," Oliver stands as a symbol of peace, dignity, and friendship. Yet there are many who find more fitting roots in the Ancient German name Alfihar, imbuing Oliver with the meaning "elf army." Only time will tell whether baby will be a timid peacemaker or a fearsome force. Either way, he is certain to never be without interesting company.
Famous People Named Oliver
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- Oliver CheshireModel
- Oliver HudsonActor
- Oliver NorthPolitician
- Oliver RiedelBassist, Musician
- Oliver StoneDirector
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