Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Olive Tree
Main Origin Language: Latin
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In 2017 the name Oliver...

• was given to 13,141 baby boys
• was the 9th most popular name for baby boys
• was 351% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Maine
• was least popular in Deleware, New Jersey, and Georgia
• was about as popular as Elijah and Jacob
Babies Named Oliver Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Oliver...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2017
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1962
• is 1690% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 1262% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Finley, Odin, Cayson, Vayda, Emerie, Gracelynn
• has the most opposite popularity history to Joseph, Jessie, Shelton, Kathrine, Margarita, Maria
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Oliver Per State
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Geographically the name Oliver...

• 14% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Emmett, Calvin, Henry, Hazel, Evelyn, Cora
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Christian, Brian, King, Amiyah, Nyla, Alyssa
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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Articles that mention Oliver

Mormons and Joseph Smith

More information on Oliver by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Oliver are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Oliver will be the only kid named Oliver in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Oliver compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Oliver rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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