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. 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.

  2. Oliver Cromwell:

    He [Oliver Cromwell] in a furious manner, bid the Speaker leave his chair; told the house That they had sat long enough, unless they had done more good; and that it was not fit they should sit as a parliament any longer, and desired them to go away.

  3. Noelle Kei:

    Oliver would still have to wear his protective gear but a reprieve from the California sun might make things easier, unfortunately, this is not something we can consider as a family right now. But Oliver is such a happy go lucky kid and he inspires me. He doesn’t let XP rule his life in any way, and I’m so proud of how he handles it every day.

  4. Mark Boughton:

    Yup. . It's official Danbury Sewer Plant is now the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. - Your move John Oliver. Bam !

  5. Sarah Evans:

    We are a tight-knit community here. We don't want a protest because we want justice, but if Roy Oliver is cleared, the community will stand up and rally.

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