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Olive tree, emblem of peace
Characteristics of Alivia
Etymology & Historical Origin - Alivia
We have to be honest with you. When we came to the name Alivia we were stumped for a meaning despite much research. Then suddenly it occurred to us – Duh! It’s an invented respelling of the wildly popular traditionally classic name Olivia. Therefore, we would give the etymological origin for this name as American. Americans are most famous for butchering the English language as our friends across the pond like to remind us. Olivia was first used by William Shakespeare in his play Twelfth Night (1599). It is thought that he chose the name as the feminine version of "Oliver" or simply the Latin word for olive, "oliva". The olive tree is an emblem of peace, such as when one "extends an olive branch". The root of this can be found in the Bible, Genesis 8:11, when a dove comes to Noah with a freshly plucked olive leaf after the floods subside. The olive leaf became a symbol of impending peace.
Popularity of the Name Alivia
The name Alivia first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1995 in reaction to the ever-growing popularity of the name Olivia. As with many heavily used names, American parents like to differentiate their children with alternate, invented spellings. Alivia is one example of this trend. The name grew in usage and ascended pretty quickly up the charts mimicking the popularity of Olivia as we entered the 21st century. In the past couple of years, Alivia’s escalation appears to be slowing. We have to admit, it’s a bit of a head-scratcher. While we understand the tendency to alter spellings, Alivia begs the more unrefined pronunciation of ah-LIV-ee-ah to the more cultured oh-LIV-ee-ah. Plus, your child will have to go through life saying “Alivia. That’s Olivia with an A.” Maybe you don’t care, but your daughter might.
Popularity of the Girl Name Alivia
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Alivia
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Alivia
Alivia We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Alivia (see Olivia).
Popular Songs on Alivia
Alivia - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Alivia (see Olivia).
Children's Books on the Baby Name Alivia
Alivia - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Alivia (see Olivia).
Famous People Named Alivia
Famous People Named Alivia - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Alivia.
Children of Famous People Named Alivia
Famous People who Named their Daughter Alivia - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Alivia.
Alivia - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Alivia - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Alivia.
Personality of the Girl Name Alivia
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Alivia