Oliver Howard in the US

  1. #585,826 Olga Palacios
  2. #585,827 Olga Varela
  3. #585,828 Oliva Martinez
  4. #585,829 Oliver Cook
  5. #585,830 Oliver Howard
  6. #585,831 Olivia Castaneda
  7. #585,832 Olivia Dixon
  8. #585,833 Olivia Lane
  9. #585,834 Olivia Tucker
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Meaning & Origins

From a French name, Olivier, recorded as the name of one of Charlemagne's paladins (retainers), the close companion in arms of Roland in the Chanson de Roland. Whereas Roland is headstrong and rash, Oliver is thoughtful and cautious. Ostensibly this name derives from Late Latin olivarius ‘olive tree’ (compare Olive), but Charlemagne's other paladins all bear solidly Germanic names, so it is more probably an altered form of a Germanic name, perhaps distantly connected with Old Norse Óleifr ‘ancestral relic’. It has remained in more or less continuous use since the medieval period, becoming ever more popular since the 1980s.
854th in the U.S.
English: from the Norman personal name Huard, Heward, composed of the Germanic elements hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.
72nd in the U.S.

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