- one of the 12 paladins of Charlemagne.Compare Roland.
- JosephKing, 1885?–1938, U.S. cornet player, bandleader, and composer: pioneer in jazz.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for oliver
He gets up and goes over to their table and introduces himself, and he says, ‘Hello, I’m Oliver Reed.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
But that was Oliver expunging all this anger he had from not being able to get Platoon made yet, which was his baby.
He opens up about the bogus Midnight Express, Oliver Stone on blow, and his riveting one-man show.
Aside from Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., there are no celebrities or well-known names.McCain’s 13 Favorite Soldiers
November 11, 2014
The contrarians of the world went full Oliver Stone on the innocuous tune, branding it “problematic” and “anti-feminist.”‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit
October 7, 2014
Sir Oliver and Sir Nigel stood erect with hands crossed in front of the poop.
It had been ready upon his tongue to tell him all when Sir Oliver had broken in upon them.
"Later, Sir Oliver," answered the old soldier, wiping his grimed face.
"There can be no manner of doubt about it," said Sir Oliver Buttesthorn.
"I should have thought the Spaniards would have caught him at it," said Oliver.The Trail Book
- one of Charlemagne's 12 paladinsSee also Roland
- Isaac. ?1556–1617, English portrait miniaturist, born in France: he studied under Hilliard and worked at James I's court
- Jamie (Trevor). born 1975, British chef and presenter of television cookery programmes
- Joseph, known as King Oliver. 1885–1938, US pioneer jazz cornetist
Word Origin and History for oliver
masc. personal name, in medieval lore the name of one of Charlemagne's peers, friend of Roland, from French Olivier, from Middle Low German Alfihar, literally "elf-host, elf-army," from alf "elf" (see elf) + hari "host, army" (see harry (v.)). Cognate with Anglo-Saxon name Ælfhere. Form influenced in Old French by olivier "olive tree."