Names Name Nerds Love That I Hate: Olive

Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 9.14.28 pmThis is a name you either love or hate I’m on the hate side to me Olive is a type of vegetable not the name of your sweet little girl. I much prefer Olivia despite it’s years of over use (it’s still number one in Western Australia).

Olive has been rising in popularity since it was chosen by Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen but the much nicer Elula hasn’t caught on. Olive is from the English word for the type of tree, ultimately derived from Latin oliva, similarly to Olivia (maybe). Olive is most popular in our neighbouring New Zealand at 53 and I wouldn’t be surprised if it made the top 50, in Australia it’s at 77 another future top 50 contender if it keeps rising the way it has, it was used 3 times in Quebec, 233 in the UK and 291 in the US and steeply rising (except in Quebec where it peaked in 2011 with 10 Olive’s born) to put it another way there were just as many as Amethyste, Blessing, Devine, Joany, Khadidja, Leakym and Marie-Loup (there would be more bad ones but I gave up)

Surely I cannot be the only one who can’t stand Olive (or eating Olive’s)?

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