Ollie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Germanic, from Latin olivarius 'olive tree' (from oliva 'olive'), and from Welsh.

Proper noun[edit]

Ollie

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Oliver.
  2. A diminutive of the female given names Olivia, Olive and Olwen.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1994 Robertson Davies, The Cunning Man, Viking 1995, ISBN 0670859117, page 429:
    To my surprise and pleasure, it was Olwen that Esme chose to use when speaking of, and to, the baby - though she showed an unhappy tendency to shorten it to Ollie, in spite of my protests that this brought to mind not a stately princess, but the fat man in the Laurel and Hardy comedy series.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from Germanic or from Latin olivarius 'olive tree' (from oliva 'olive').

Proper noun[edit]

Ollie

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Oliver (possibly via English)
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Olivier (via French).