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The girl's name Olivia is of Latin origin, feminine form of Oliver and its meaning is "olive tree". Coined by Shakespeare, as in the play "Twelfth Night" (1599) Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario. Biblical: the olive tree is a symbol of fruitfulness, beauty, and dignity.
Olivia was the fifth most popular name for girls in the US in 2005, and the third most popular name for girls in the UK in 2007.
Name is an elaboration of Olive (olive tree).
Recorded in many spelling forms including Oliva, Olivares, Olives, Oliveras, Olivera, Oliveres, and the locational D'Olivera and De Olivera, this is a southern European surname, and most strongly associated with Spain and the Iberian Peninsula. Like the s
Olivia was the fifth most popular name for girls in the US and the third most popular name for girls in the UK.
Olivia Name also appears in following Origin(s): Biblical, Finnish
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is a two-time Academy Award-winning actress. She is the sister of actress Joan Fontaine, also an Academy Award winner.De Havilland was born in Tokyo, Japan. Her mother, Lilian Augusta Ruse (1886-1975), was an actress known by her stage name Lilian Fontaine, and her father, Walter Augustus de Havilland (1872-1968), was a British patent attorney with a practice in Japan. Her parents married in 1914 and divorced when Olivia was three. Her younger sister is actress Joan Fontaine (b. 1917), from whom she has been estranged for many decades, not speaking at all since 1975. Her paternal cousin is Sir Geoffrey de Havilland.