Oliver name - Meaning of Oliver

Oliver name - Meaning of Oliver

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AHL-ə-vər (English) , AW-lee-ver (German)
Oliver Meaning
From Olivier, a Norman French form of a Germanic name such as Alfher or an Old Norse name such as Áleifr (see Olaf). The spelling was altered by association with Latin oliva "olive tree". In the Middle Ages the name became well-known in Western Europe because of the French epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which Olivier was a friend and advisor of the hero Roland. In England Oliver was a common medieval name, however it became rare after the 17th century because of the military commander Oliver Cromwell, who ruled the country following the civil war. The name was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to the title character in Charles Dickens' novel 'Oliver Twist' (1838), which was about a poor orphan living on the streets of London. Oliver originates in Germanic and means "elf warrior". As a masculine given name, it came to English-speaking countries through the French name Olivier, and became quite rare after the 17th century due to one of the most controversial figures in British history, the military commander Oliver Cromwell. This tendency was overturned by the lovable character of Oliver Twist in the 19th century. It functions as a surname as well.

Oliver Related Names
Variant:, Olliver, Ollie
Diminutives: Oli, Ollie (English)
Feminine Forms: Olivera (Serbian), Olivera (Croatian), Olivera (Macedonian)
Other Languages: Olivier (Dutch), Olivier (French), Olivér (Hungarian), Oliviero (Italian), Noll (Medieval English), Olivier (Medieval French), Oliwier (Polish)

Oliver Celebrities
Oliver Platt - actor, Oliver Seibert - hockey player, Oliver Cromwell - historical figure, Oliver Goldsmith - author, Oliver James - actor, Oliver Perez - baseball player, Oliver Stone - film director,

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