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Latinate name, first used by Shakespeare for the rich heiress wooed by the duke in Twelfth Night (1599). Shakespeare may have taken it as a feminine form of Oliver or he may have derived it from Latin oliva ‘olive’. In the 1970s it was particularly associated with the Australian pop singer and actress Olivia Newton-John (b. 1948). Since the 1990s it has been very popular throughout the English-speaking world.
539th in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
119,255
to be exact
297,355
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
New Mexico
has the most people named Olivia per capita
2010
marked the height of its popularity
99.97%
0.03%
4%
55+
5%
30-54
14%
13-29
77%
0-12

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