What does Oliver mean?

Definitions for Oliver
ˈɒl ə vərOliv·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oliver, Joseph Oliver, King Oliver(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. Oliver(Adjective)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. Oliver(ProperNoun)

    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. oliver(noun)

    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

How to pronounce Oliver?

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How to say Oliver in sign language?

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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. John Oliver:

    Obviously Christianity is the one true faith, but if Islam is correct, u are fucked. I mean you are power fucked." - John Oliver to Alex McFarland

  2. Michael Douglas:

    You look back at Oliver Stones’s career — Jimmy Woods in' El Salvador,' Charlie Sheen in' Platoon,' Tom Cruise in' Born On The Fourth of July,' Kevin Costner in' JFK,' Val Kilmer in' The Doors' — and every actor has probably given their best performance with Oliver Stones, because, whether it is his Vietnam mentality, he wants you in the trenches with him.

  3. Nobert Reithofer:

    With Oliver Zipse, a decisive strategic and analytical leader will assume the Chair of the Board of Management of BMW AG. He will provide the BMW Group with fresh momentum in shaping the mobility of the future.

  4. Bill Hudson:

    I had five birth children and I now consider myself a father of three, i no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own. I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name. They are no longer a part of my life. Oliver’s Instagram post was a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack.

  5. Dan Patterson:

    Missouri protects the right to open carry a firearm, but that right does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner, endangering other citizens, as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously explained,' The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man... falsely shouting fire in a theater, causing a panic.'.

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