Olive

Female

Meaning

Olive Or From The Olive Tree

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/ˈɒlɪv/

EDITOR'S NOTE

Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Olive is just a lovely dog name for so many reasons. It makes me think of food, nature, cartoons, and so much more!

First of all, Olive is a nod to Popeye's love interest, Olive Oyl, with her lashes, sass, and a lot of heart. It's also a tribute to the olive branch, a symbol of peace, ideal for a dog who's your calming influence.

Plus, it's a food name that manages to be taken a little more seriously than most. And who doesn't love a dog that's named after a snack?

All in all, there's so much to love about the name Olive. It has a beautiful sound, pop culture relevance, history, and maybe a dash of humor about it too. I'm definitely Team Olive!

Traits associated with the name Olive:

Dogs named Olive tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and industrious. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Olive?

Naming your dog Olive suggests that you have a fondness for nature and the outdoors. It could also suggest that you have a strong appreciation for classic, timeless names.

Is Olive a good dog name?

Olive has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Olive is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Olive is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Olive outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Olive was, in the past month, the 275th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Olive is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Olive was viewed 0 times, and liked 4 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Olive's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Olive is most adored in New Mexico, Indiana and Maryland.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Iowa, Colorado and Alaska.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Olive.

Most popular breeds named Olive:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. Dachshund
  4. Jack Russell Terrier
  5. German Shepherd

Famous dogs named Olive:

  • literature icon A jack russell terrier named Olive was a character in the book Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh and J. Otto Siebold.
  • film icon A jack russell terrier named Olive played a role in the movie Olive, the Other Reindeer.

Olive is found in these categories:

food dog names
food

She's named after a scrumptious, Mediterranean snack.

cute dog names
cute

Evokes adorable imagery of small, round, green fruits.

flower dog names
flower

Olive branches symbolize peace, making it a nature-inspired moniker.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular during the 1920s, this moniker harks back to simpler times.

hipster dog names
hipster

Unconventional, evoking artisanal food trends and vintage charm.

british dog names
british

Popular character in British sitcom "On the Buses".

biblical dog names
biblical

Olive is a significant symbol in the Bible, representing peace and humanity's reconciliation with God.

small dog names
small

Olive suggests petite size, cute roundness, and a dash of spunk!

Dog names like Olive:

Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
The Hazel Tree
Ivy
Climbing Vine Plant
Star
Citrus fruit
Plant With Red Berries
Olive dog name meaning

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