Olivia is an elegant girls' name with interesting origins. It first appeared with this spelling as the name of a heroine in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Olivia didn't become popular as a given name until the latter half of the 20th century. It soared in popularity in the USA thanks to a character in the 1970s television show The Waltons' of the same name. Variations of Olivia include Olivie and Livia.
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