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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

From Latin Oliva, an early saints' name from oliva "olive" (symbol of peace). Shakespeare used the form Olivia in Twelfth Night. By folk etymology used as the feminine form of Oliver and, in Scandinavia, of Olaf. (Wiktionary)

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