10 Most Popular Girl's Names


4
Olivia
This Olivia seems pretty peaceful, living up to her name.
This Olivia seems pretty peaceful, living up to her name.
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Keeping with the trend of blowing the dust off of older names, Olivia clocks in at No. 4 on the list of top 10 girl's names from 2011. If you have a flair for the literary, you can't do much better. Rumor has it that William Shakespeare himself made up the name Olivia for his play "Twelfth Night." Despite its impressive origins, the name itself didn't become very popular until the 1990s, and has since exploded. Its origins lie in Latin, but it can be translated into several different meanings, depending on what language you're using. But they all have similar themes, from "peace" and "kind one" to "olive tree."