Ol·​i·​ver ˈä-lə-vər How to pronounce Oliver (audio)
: the close friend of Roland in the Charlemagne legends

Word History


Middle English, from Old French

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Oliver was in the 14th century

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“Oliver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oliver. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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