Olive, referring to the tree or a symbol of peace, is a great name for girl dogs who are calm and shy. Find out more about dogs named Olive.


Name: Olive

Meaning: The name Olive means simply olive or olive tree in Ireland and America, but in Latin it refers to a symbol of peace.

Personality: Shy

About This Name: Cultural leaders with the name Olive include Olive Hazlett (a mathematician), Olive May Osmond (a singer) and Olive Ann Burns (a novelist). In the realm of fiction, who could forget Olive Oyl, Popeye’s love interest? A canine cartoon character named Olive starred in the Christmas TV special Olive, the Other Reindeer, and Olives in the movies include Olive Penderghast (Easy A) and Olive Hoover (Little Miss Sunshine).

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