Oliver

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has articles on:

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Etymology[edit]

Old French Olivier, by folk etymology derived from the Latin name Oliverius (written in Latin as: Oliverivs), but probably representing a Old High German form of Old Norse Óleifr (ancestral + relic) (modern Olaf and Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- + *wēraz (true) (modern Alvar, Álvaro). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

Proper noun[edit]

Oliver

  1. A male given name.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 1: Act I, Scene II:
      England all Olivers and Rowlands bred / During the time Edward the Third did reign.
    • 1838 Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist/Chapter 12:
      'My name is Oliver, sir,' replied the little invalid: with a look of great astonishment. 'Oliver,' said Mr. Brownlow; 'Oliver what? Oliver White, eh?' 'No, sir, Twist, Oliver Twist.' 'Queer name!' said the old gentleman. 'What made you tell the magistrate your name was White?'
    • 1991 Julian Barnes, Talking It Over, Jonathan Cape, ISBN 0224031570, page 13 :
      And Oliver suits me, don't you find? It rather goes with my dark, dark hair and kissable ivory teeth, my slim waist, my panache and my linen suit with the ineradicable stain of Pinot Noir.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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Adjective[edit]

Oliver (comparative more Oliver, superlative most Oliver)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) Drunk, pissed.

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Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:

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Proper noun[edit]

Oliver m

  1. A male given name, cognate to Oliver.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Oliver.

Proper noun[edit]

Oliver

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

[1] Statistics of Denmark: 13 041 males in Denmark on January 14, 2011 with the given name Oliver, with the highest frequency in 2010. Accessed on 6 July 2011.


Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Oliver

  1. A male given name.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Oliver, in many cases via Swedish.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈoliver/
  • Hyphenation: O‧li‧ver

Proper noun[edit]

Oliver

  1. A male given name.

Declension[edit]

or rarely:


German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Oliver

  1. A male given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Oliver. Has also been interpreted as a combination of Ole and Iver. In regular use since the 18th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Oliver

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistik sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 3895 males with the given name Oliver living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 2000s decade. Accessed on 6 July 2011.

Old French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Oliver m (nominative singular Olivers)

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Oliver.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Oliver

  1. A male given name

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Oliver.

Proper noun[edit]

Oliver

  1. A male given name.
    • 2010 Pirkko Lindberg, Hotell Hemlängtan, Schildts, ISBN 978-951-50-2003-1, page 268:
      Jag har tänkt resa ditöver i oktober då barnet ska komma till världen, och kan ni tänka att det ska heta Oliver om det blir en pojke, men är det inte något man äter?
      I'm planning to go there in October when the baby is supposed to come, and can you imagine that it will be called Oliver if it's a boy, but isn't that something you eat?

References[edit]

  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 15 312 males with the given name Oliver living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the highest frequency in 2010, and an earlier frequency peak in early 20th century. Accessed on 6 July 2011.