Oliver – Scary Mommy

Oliver

Derived from either the French name Olivier or middle low German Alifihar (meaning elf-host) or the Latin oliva, which means “olive tree” (shocker!). So if little Oliver lives up to the meanings of his name, he could either be obsessed with J.R.R. Tolkien (and/or all things Santa-related), or sturdy and fruitful but a little bit gnarly. Either way — unique!

Nicknames:

Ollie or Olly … or Liver, if you want to be mean about it.

Famous people named Oliver:

Film director Oliver Stone; comic Oliver Hardy; actors Oliver Reed and Oliver Platt; author Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Fun fact:

Little Orphan Annie was taken in by none other than the mega-wealthy Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks.

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