What does Oliver mean?

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ˈɒl ə vərOliv·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oliver, Joseph Oliver, King Olivernoun

    United States jazz musician who influenced the style of Louis Armstrong (1885-1938)

Wiktionary

  1. Oliveradjective

    Drunk, pissed.

    Etymology: Olivier, by folk etymology shaped to look like Late Latin olivarius, but probably representing a West form of Óleifr (modern Olaf and Olof), or ala- + wēraz (modern Alvar, Álvaro). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  2. Olivernoun

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  3. Olivernoun

    A patronymic surname.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  4. Olivernoun

    A town in British Columbia, Canada.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  5. Olivernoun

    An urban neighborhood of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  6. Olivernoun

    A community in Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  7. Olivernoun

    A community in Essex County, Ontario, Canada.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  8. Olivernoun

    An unincorporated community in Scott County, Arkansas.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  9. Olivernoun

    A ghost town in Yuba County, California.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  10. Olivernoun

    A tiny city in Screven County, Georgia.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  11. Olivernoun

    An unincorporated community in Edgar County, Illinois.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  12. Olivernoun

    An unincorporated community in Whiteside County, Illinois.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  13. Olivernoun

    An unincorporated community in Posey County, Indiana.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  14. Olivernoun

    A neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  15. Olivernoun

    An unincorporated community in Kimball County, Nebraska.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  16. Olivernoun

    A census-designated place in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  17. Olivernoun

    A village in Douglas County, Wisconsin.

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

  18. Olivernoun

    The Moon.

    Now Oliver puts his blank nightcap on,¶ And every star its glim is hiding,¶ And forth to the heath is the scampsman gone,¶ His matchless cherry-black prancer riding;

    Etymology: Borrowing from Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius, but probably representing an Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Danish Olaf and Swedish Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- ("all") + *wēraz ("true") (modern Swedish allvar). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oliver

    ol′i-vėr, n. a forge-hammer worked by foot.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Oliver

    a favourite paladin of Charlemagne's, who, along with Roland, rode by his side, and whose name, along with Roland's, has passed into the phrase, a "Roland for an Oliver," meaning one good masterstroke for another, such as both these knights never failed to deliver.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. oliver

    A west-country term for a young eel.

Rap Dictionary

  1. olivernoun

    Neighborhood in Downtown Edmonton, pretty hard, just like most of Downtown

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Oliver' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4135

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Oliver' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3911

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oliver in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oliver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Oliver in a Sentence

  1. Ronald Reagan:

    I do not feel betrayed. ... He has a fine record. He is a national hero. (On Oliver L North's work)

  2. Fox News:

    The women that we portray in this exhibit, a lot of them had a kind of underground impact, they weren’t on the level [of] Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Kid Ory or King Oliver. They did influence a lot of people here and those people [left] to do jazz in other places [and] put their influence out there.

  3. Linda Smit:

    We have a resident hippo we call Oliver who comes out of the water at night and often sits in front of the staff tents, and a female leopard who likes to hang out around the swimming pool.

  4. Miyah Cleckley:

    I always know that Kristen is in very good hands with him, i thought it was really cute because her father he does their hair a lot. We have five girls and one son so when Im working he has to pick up the weight of doing their hair, she detailed. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Oliver, meanwhile, said hes just glad that Paulk asked for a simple style. It was a good thing she asked for a ponytail.

  5. Oliver Letwin:

    I am absolutely behind the government now as long as they continue with this bill, continue with the deal, I will support it, I will vote for it, there will be no more Oliver Letwin amendments next week because there don't need to be, I am supporting the bill.

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