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Olivia is a female name pronounced oh-LIV-ee-ah. It is a Latinate name, coined by Shakespeare for the rich heiress wooed by the duke in Twelfth Night (1599). He might have derived the name from the olive plant (Latin: 'oliva') or used it as a feminine form of Oliver.[1] Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... Twelfth Night has at least three meanings: Twelfth Night (holiday), celebrated by some Christians Twelfth Night, or What You Will, a comedic play by William Shakespeare Twelfth Night (band), a progressive rock band This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Oliver! Oliver, see Oliver (William Oliver Swofford). ...

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People

Fictional characters
  • Olivia (Buffyverse), a minor character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Olivia (fictional pig), protagonist of several children's books by Ian Falconer
  • Olivia Kidney, main character in Olivia Kidney (book series by Ellen Potter)
  • Olivia (Twelfth Night), a character in Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night
  • Olivia Benson, a fictional character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, played by Mariska Hargitay

Olivia Theresa Longott (born February 15, 1981), professionally known as Olivia, is an American R&B singer. ... Olivia de Berardinis (b. ... Olivia Mary de Havilland (born July 1, 1916) is a two-time Academy Award winning actress in American motion pictures and is the last surviving principal cast member from Gone with the Wind. ... Olivia Hussey (born Olivia Osuna on April 17, 1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Anglo-Argentine actress perhaps best known for her role as Juliet in Franco Zeffirellis 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet. ... Olivia Lufkin, often known simply as OLIVIA, born December 9, 1979, in Okinawa, a bilingual Japanese singer (her first language is english). ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Olivia was an occasionally recurring character on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ... Olivia is a fictional pig featured in childrens books by author and illustrator Ian Falconer, who says he based the exuberant, strong-willed character on his niece. ... Ellen Potter is an American author of childrens books. ... Twelfth Night has at least three meanings: Twelfth Night (holiday), celebrated by some Christians Twelfth Night, or What You Will, a comedic play by William Shakespeare Twelfth Night (band), a progressive rock band This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... Detective Olivia Benson is a fictional character on the TV drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portrayed by Mariska Hargitay. ...

Literature and entertainment

Dorothy Bussy (nee Strachey) (1865 or 1866–1960), English novelist and translator. ... Judith Rossner (March 31, 1935 - August 9, 2005) was an American novelist, best known for her 1975 novel Looking for Mr. ... William Gorman Wills (1828 - 1891), dramatist, son of above, born in Dublin. ... Olivia Records was a collective founded in 1973 to record and market womens music. ...

Other uses

  • Olivia (company), a lesbian-oriented travel company
  • 835 Olivia, a minor planet
  • Olivia, North Carolina, a town in the United States of America
  • Olivia MFSK, an amateur radio digital transmission protocol

835 Olivia 835 Olivia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. ... Olivia is an unincorporated community centered in the Barbecue Township of Harnett County, North Carolina but also covering parts of Anderson Creek Township near the Lee County line. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...

See also

  • Oliva (disambiguation)

Links and references

  1. ^ Hanks, Hardcastle and Hodges, Oxford Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1, p.210.
  • All Wikipedia articles with "Olivia" in the title (ca. 156 in 2008)
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A motorized golf cart may be driven, operated or controlled on roadways or shoulders of the City of Olivia only by a person who has in their actual possession a valid Golf Cart permit.
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Olivia was invited to be the resident star for Cliff Richard's highly successful TV show in 1972, and she was a regular live performer in London.
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Olivia chose to talk about her experiences with breast cancer, so that other women in a similar position could see that survival was possible, and early detection was important.
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