One thing we do have a lot of information about is usage. After being a moderately popular baby name for decades, Olivia slowly declined in popularity from the late '40s through the early '70s. The decline was reversed with the help of a character named Olivia on the popular TV show The Waltons (1971-1981). The name plateaued at about 200th place for a little more than a decade, then in the mid-1980s it began to rise again. It first broke into the top 100 in 1990, and here's how it's ranked since that point:
- 2009 - 3rd most popular girl name in the U.S.
- 2008 - 4th
- 2007 - 7th
- 2006 - 7th
- 2005 - 5th
- 2004 - 4th
- 2003 - 5th
- 2002 - 10th
- 2001 - 10th
- 2000 - 16th
- 1999 - 20th
- 1998 - 21st
- 1997 - 27th
- 1996 - 34th
- 1995 - 39th
- 1994 - 50th
- 1993 - 50th
- 1992 - 58th
- 1991 - 61st
- 1990 - 72nd
Notable women with the name Olivia include:
- Olivia D'Abo (b. 1969) - English actress.
- Olivia Goldsmith (1949-2004) - American writer.
- Olivia de Havilland (b. 1916) - American actress.
- Olivia Hussey (b. 1951) - British actress.
- Olivia Judson (b. 1970) - British biologist.
- Olivia Manning (1908-1980) - British writer.
- Olivia Munn (b. 1980) - American actress.
- Olivia Newton-John (b. 1948) - Australian singer and actress.
- Olivia Nordgren (1880-1969) - Swedish politician.
- Olivia O'Leary (b. 1949) - Irish journalist.
- Olivia Wilde (b. 1984) - Irish-American actress.
- Olivia Williams (b. 1968) - English actress.
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