- died 11 b.c., sister of Roman emperor Augustus and wife of Marc Anthony.
- a.d. c42–62, Roman empress, wife of Nero.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for octavia
Other segments include performances by Melissa Leo, Octavia Spencer, Brittany Snow and Jean Smart.Jennifer Hudson Shines in 'Call Me Crazy'
April 20, 2013
Octavia Spencer got a standing ovation when she won the supporting actress award for The Help.'The Artist' Wins Big
February 26, 2012
And actresses Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, also acknowledged today, are all but locks in their Oscar categories.Golden Globe Nominations: The Winners and Losers
December 15, 2011
The Help was a dramatic vehicle for standouts Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.Emma Stone's Lohan Problem
September 2, 2011
Octavia Spencer and Allison Janney are both phenomenal actresses.How We Made 'The Help'
August 13, 2011
He makes a pact with the young Cæsar, by marrying Cæsar's sister Octavia.William Shakespeare
Claudius and Messalina had one child—a daughter, named Octavia.
Octavia, the daughter of Claudius and Messalina, was a little younger.
This statue is said to have been found in the forum of Octavia at Rome.
His sister Octavia received them into her own house and intrusted their education to Archibius.Cleopatra, Complete
- died 11 bc, wife of Mark Antony; sister of Augustus
Word Origin and History for octavia
fem. proper name, from Latin, fem. of Octavius, literally "the eighth" (see Octavian).