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Information on Olivia includes the fact that it means "Olive tree." This eMedTV resource offers additional information on the name Olivia.

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Meanings and Variations

Olivia is from Latin meaning Olive tree.
Alternates for Olivia include: Liv, Liva, Li via, Liwle, Livvy, Nola, Nolana, Nollie, Olga, and Olia
Some forms of Olivia are: Olga
Olivia is associated with these categories: Shakespeare, and Popular
Famous people named Olivia
Olivia Chow, Canadian Politician: Chow is a New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament and former city councillor (1991–2005) in Toronto. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1970 at the age of 13.
Olivia Trinidad Arias Harrison, Widow of George Harrison: Olivia is the widow of George Harrison, former member of The Beatles.
Olivia Mary de Havilland, Actress: De Havilland won Best Actress Academy Awards for To Each His Own (1946) and The Heiress (1949), and was also widely praised for her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Snake Pit (1948). She played Maid Marian in Errol Flynn's Robin Hood (1938) and Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939). In 2008, de Havilland was awarded the United States National Medal of Arts. \n\nDe Havilland and Errol Flynn were known as one of Hollywood's most exciting on-screen couples, appearing in eight films together, but never had a romantic life off-screen. De Havilland was romantically linked to John Huston, James Stewart, and Howard Hughes in the 1940's. She was married to novelist Marcus Goodrich (1946-1953) and French editor Pierre Galante (1955-1979).
Olivia Newton-John, Singer, Actress: A four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 albums. She is known for her role as Sandy in Grease (1978). Grease was the biggest box-office hit of 1978 and has remained extremely popular to this day.
Olivia Lovisa Nordgren, Politician: She was elected to the town council of Trelleborg in 1915, the Executive Comittee of the Social Democratic party in 1924, and to the parliament in 1926. She was a member of the food provision comitee and active in the pension politic. She was given Illis Quorum in recognition for her work in the reduction of powerty.
Olivia, Fictional Pig: Featured in children's books by author and illustrator Ian Falconer. Olivia is based on Falconer's niece.
Olivia Benson, Television Character: Detective Olivia Benson is a fictional character on the NBC police procedural drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portrayed by Mariska Hargitay.
Famous stagenames related to Olivia
Olivia Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn.: An Irish-American actress who has appeared in the television shows The O.C., The Black Donnellys, and House.

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