|}Oliver is a given name, also a surname, believed to derive from the Old French given name Olivier (though this may be a false etymology); the bearer of the olive branch; a corruption of a Germanic personal name, cognate with the Scandinavian name "Olaf" or "Ćlafur," which carries the meaning of "ancestor," "forbear," or "talisman."A Spanish version can be Olivero.The name's popularity during the Middle Ages was augmented by the fact that Olivier was the name of one of Charlemagne's paladins and a friend of the great warrior Roland. RefOliver is often shortened to "Ollie", "Olliee", "Olly", "Oli", "Oly", "Ol", "Ols", "Nol", or "Iver". Olive too is an abbreviation, used to denote affection. Olivia is the feminine version of the name.
Bernard Oliver (1919-1995), noted American electrical engineer, astronomer, & SETI advocate
Bernard M. Oliver