70+ Alluring Middle Names for Olive With Meanings


middle names for olive

Are you looking for great middle names for Olive? Explore this list of 70+ lovely Olive middle names, each with their meaning.

I’m a researcher who loves applying my analytic skills to baby name data. I hand-selected these middle names that go well with Olive based on fashion and flow using my database of over 2000+ names.

Olive feels like a new and modern name since it fits so well in current name fashions, such as word-style names and names with soft consonants. However, Olive is a name with a long history — it hit peak popularity in the 1880s!

Spunky and cute, Olive is an excellent pick for a baby girl today. I hope this list below helps you find the perfect full name for your Olive.

The list includes feminine middle names and unique middle names for Olive that you won’t find on the top 1000 name list. I also have a section on gender neutral names that balance Olive’s femininity.

At the end, you’ll find other O-names that would make for alliterative and flowing full names. And we close the list with other nature-inspired names that would go well with Olive.

And don’t forget to check out some of my other name lists for even more inspiration, like this list of charming girl names with boyish nicknames (Olive makes the list with its nickname Ollie!).

On to the names!

Top 10 middle names for Olive

No time to read the whole list? Here are my ten best picks for Olive middle names.

  • Olive Adaline
  • Olive Demi
  • Olive Camille
  • Olive Josette
  • Olive Elowen
  • Olive Adair
  • Olive Haisley
  • Olive Ophelia
  • Olive Claribel
  • Olive Delphine

Meaning of Olive

Olive is a name that comes from English, meaning olive tree. The olive branch is also an international peace symbol, so Olive also connotes peace (that’s why the name makes my list of boho hippie names).

Olive came on the scene as a baby name in the 1800s. It was most popular in the 1880s, around when the Social Security Administration began keeping annual name data (source on SSA history). The name’s popularity then declined through the first half of the 1900s.

name popularity graph for olive

Baby name fashions are said to follow roughly 100-year cycles so Olive’s recent revival is right on schedule. Its pluckiness fits in well with other grandma-chic names that have come back into fashion, like Sadie and Hazel.

The name’s popularity likely also benefited from recent pop culture references, such as Little Miss Sunshine, Easy A, and Olive Kitteridge.

Feminine middle names for Olive

Now let’s get into the middle names for Olive. First up are classic girl names to match Olive’s femininity. As a name with a long history, Olive pairs well with other established names.

Of these middle name options, I like how Olive flows with names that start with A. Olive Adaline has a nice rhythm to it. I also like the repeating V sound connecting Olive Valentina.

Olive ABIGAIL(father’s joy)Hebrew
Olive ADALINE(noble kind)German
Olive ALEXANDRIA(defender)Greek
Olive CALLA(beauty)Greek
Olive CAMILLE(helper)French
Olive DEMI(half)Greek
Olive ELAINA(light)Greek
Olive ELEANORA(shining light)Greek
Olive ELIA(God has answers)Hebrew
Olive EMILY(rival)Latin
Olive JOSETTE(God increases)French
Olive MADELEINE(from Magdala)French; Greek
Olive MARCELINE(young warrior)French
Olive PHILIPPA(lover of horses)Greek
Olive THEA(goddess)Greek
Olive VALENTINA(healthy)Spanish; Italian; Latin
classic middle names that go well with Olive: Abigail, Demi, Emily, Josette, Philippa, Thea

Unique middle names for Olive

Next, let’s look at unique middle names that go well with Olive. These names are currently outside the top 1000 in the U.S. Pick one of these Olive middle names and it’s unlikely you’ll run into another baby with the same name on the playground.

I have a soft spot for the name Delphine; it is a nice match for Olive. Olive Augusta is also a strong middle name pick that balances Olive’s geniality well.

Olive AFRA(young deer)Hebrew
Olive ANGELINE(angel)Greek
Olive AUGUSTA(magnificent)Latin
Olive CECILY(blind)Latin
Olive CLARIBEL(bright and beautiful)Latin
Olive DELIA(from Delos)Greek
Olive DELPHINE(born of the water; dolphin)French; Greek
Olive IONA(island)Scottish
Olive JOELY(Jehovah is God)Hebrew
Olive LILIAS(lily)Latin
Olive LIVANA(moon)Hebrew
Olive MARTINE(warlike)French
Olive NOREEN(light)Irish
Olive WISTERIA(flower)English; German
Olive ZIRAmoonlightAfrican- Berber

Gender neutral names that go well with Olive

Since Olive is a feminine name, you may want to counterbalance it with a unisex middle name. Including a gender neutral middle name in a full name gives your baby more flexibility in the future.

With its soft sound, Adair flows nicely as a middle name for Olive. I also think that Olive Delaney matches Olive’s spiritedness well.

Olive ADAIR(fortunate)English
Olive ADLEY(God is just)Hebrew
Olive AMARI(eternal)African (Yorba); Hebrew; Sanskrit
Olive ARDEN(eagle valley)English
Olive BELLAMY(good friend)French
Olive DELANEY(dark challenger; alder grove)Irish; French
Olive HENLEY(high meadow)English
Olive RAY(counseling protector)English
Olive SADE(honor earns a crown)African – Yoruba
Olive TEAGAN(poet)Irish
Olive WHITLEY(white meadow)English
unisex middle names for Olive: Adley, Delaney, Bellamy, Sade, Arden and Amari

O-names to go with Olive

The next section of middle names all start with the letter O, like Olive. The repeating O sound in the first and middle name gets instant cohesiveness and flow to the full name. Plus, OO is decidedly cool initials.

From the names below, Odelia matches Olive’s old-time feel. For a more unique and modern option, consider Olive Oceania.

Olive OAKLEY(meadow of oak trees)English
Olive ODELIA(praise God)Hebrew
Olive OFRA(deer)Hebrew
Olive OLANNA(father’s jewel)African – Igbo
Olive OLATHE(lovely)Native American
Olive OLENA(shining light)Ukrainian; Russian
Olive OLETHA(nimble, truth)English; Greek
Olive OLIANA(oleander, God answers)Polynesian; Spanish
Olive OPHELIA(help)Greek
Olive ORLA(golden princess)Irish
Olive OTTILIE(prosperous in battle)French; German
Olive OCTAVIA(eight)Latin
Olive OCEANIA(ocean)Greek

Nature-inspired middle names for Olive

Finally, the last set of middle names for Olive are names inspired by nature. The name Olive originates from the olive tree, giving it an earthy feel. People who like that feature of Olive will likely find something else they like on the list below.

Olive Elowen has a lovely cadence, and the name have a cool tree connection since Elowen means elm tree. You’ll also find other pretty tree names on the list, like Linnea (lime tree) and Haisley (hazel tree).

Olive AYA(colorful, bird)Arabic; Hebrew
Olive BRINLEY(burnt meadow)English
Olive DAPHNE(laurel tree)Greek
Olive DAVINA(beloved; little deer)Hebrew; Scottish
Olive ELOWEN(elm tree)English
Olive HAISLEY(hazel tree)English
Olive IVY(evergreen vine)English; Latin
Olive LILIANA(lily)Latin
Olive LINNEA(lime tree)Scandinavian
Olive MARINA(of the sea)Latin
Olive MARLEY(pleasant meadow)English
Olive ROSELYN(gentle horse; pretty rose)German; Latin
Olive SEPHORA(bird)Hebrew
Olive SIERRA(mountain range)Spanish
Olive YAEL(mountain goat)Hebrew
Nature themed middle names for Olive: Haisley, Elowen, Yael, Davina, Marley, Ivy

Siblings for Olive

Perhaps you found this list looking for names that go well with Olive for a sibling. Don’t worry; I’ve got you covered. Here are names for the brothers or sisters of Olive.

Brothers for Olive

  • Otis
  • Ozzy
  • Arlo
  • Ames
  • Leo
  • Archie
  • Flynn

Sisters for Olive

  • Odette
  • Oleander
  • Willow
  • Marnie
  • Marigold
  • Ada
  • Ruby
  • Betty

Names similar to Olive

Finally, perhaps you love the name Olive, but after going through all these Olive full names, you’re not sure it’s the one. Someone who likes the name Olive may also like the similar names below.

  • Opal
  • Olena
  • Poppy
  • Livia
  • Cherry
  • Mabel
  • Hazel

For even more ideas, don’t forget to check out my list of 55+ names that start with OL.

About the Author

Elizabeth Jon is a Ph.D. researcher whose work focuses on pregnancy and education. At Shoestring Baby, she uses her skills to research baby name trends, in-depth baby gear reviews & money savings ideas for parents.

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