If your name is Olivia, you have an intense thirst for excitement in life, balanced by strong sensitivity and emotions. You know you going to do something special with your life, and you are on a quest to figure out exactly what that is. You are curious, with a hunger for knowledge, and analytical, able to analyze the knowledge and the data in order to come up with a good result. You also bring imagination and originality to everything you do.
As you search for the things that you are most passionate about, you display incredible energy and flexibility, and a willingness to take risks, make changes, and travel far afield to make things happen. You can’t stand a boring or dull daily routine, and you are much happier when you can mix things up a bit. This intensity and restlessness sometimes causes people to misunderstand you, and because of your sensitivity, this can really hurt. But you needn’t worry . . . no one means to criticize, they just don’t really understand what a deep thinker you are and how passionate you are about everything you do! The best thing to do at times like these is to take a break and head out to nature, as you always find the beauty of the outdoors inspiring and healing.
The name Olivia was invented by William Shakespeare for a female character in his comedic play “Twelfth Night” (1602). It is believed that he based it on the male name Oliver or perhaps simply on the Latin word “oliva”, which means “olive.”
Olivia is the most popular girls’ name in England, while the male form Oliver is #1 for boys. Olivia is also number one for girls in Canada. In the United States, for over one hundred years, the name Olivia has always been among the Top 500 most popular names. Starting in the 1970s, it achieved superstardom, coinciding with the TV show “The Waltons” in which the mother’s name was Olivia. By the turn of the 21st century, Olivia found its way to the Top 10 and shows no signs of slowing down.
Country-pop crossover singing sensation Olivia Netwon-John is certainly one of the most popular Olivias of all time. She had quite a music career even before the movie role that almost everyone remembers her for: Sandy in “Grease” opposite John Travolta. Another Olivia who played an iconic role in an iconic film is Olivia De Havilland, Melanie Hamilton in “Gone with the Wind.”