What does Oliver mean?

United States jazz musician who influenced the style of Louis Armstrong (1885-1938)

What's the origin of Oliver?


How is Oliver pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Oliver?

Oliver may represent your independent and creative side.

Is Oliver a good cat name?

Oliver has more syllables than most cat names, but if you want to make the name shorter, you can always give your cat a nickname. Oliver is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Oliver is found in these categories:

cute cat names

This moniker, popular in Disney's feline film, exudes charm and playfulness.

traditional cat names

Popular since Dickens' "Oliver Twist", it's a classic, enduring feline moniker.

tortoiseshell cat names

Oliver suggests a blend of mischief and charm, like their coat colors.

literary cat names

He's named after Charles Dickens' famous orphan protagonist.


Based on likes, Oliver ranks #103 with users of MeowNames.com.

Oliver is one of the more common cat names amongst our community. According to our statistics, Oliver is considerably more popular than most other cat names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Oliver was, over the past 30 days, the 264th ranked cat name for views on MeowNames.com.

As of May 2024, Oliver is becoming rarer and less popular with new kitten owners. Our stats reveal that the moniker is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Oliver was viewed 15 times, and liked 2 times.

Cat names like Oliver:

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Meaning: Old English for "Olive Tree"
Meaning: Heroic
Meaning: Best possible outcome/solution.
Meaning: (Norse mythology) trickster; god of discord and mischief; contrived death of Balder and was overcome by Thor
Meaning: Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858)

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think Oliver is a good name for cat with orange and who has an owner who is a fan of the Disney movie Oliver and company.
February 21, 2024

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