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101 Amazing Middle Names For Oliver

Firstly huge congratulations on your baby boy!! You also deserve another big congratulation as you have already done most of the hard work when it comes to his name by choosing his first name – Oliver. 

Naming a baby is a big responsibility and it can take a long time to find the perfect name. You have done it though, well done! 

You have decided on the name Oliver but your naming journey isn’t over yet. Now you need to find the perfect middle name to compliment Oliver

To help you out, we have put together a list of amazing names that will make great middle names for your little Oliver. Our list is a mix of traditional and more unique boys’ names, all of which will compliment the name Oliver perfectly. 

What Does The Name Oliver Mean?

The name Oliver comes from English origin and it means descendant of the ancestor.

Although some people may believe the name Oliver is somehow linked to the Olive tree, Oliver is in fact derived from the old Norse name Alefir. Alefir means ancestor’s descendants. 

Common nicknames for the name Oliver include Oli, Olly, Ollie, and Ol. 

Oliver first made an impact on the name chart in 2000 when it shot up the charts to number 305 in the top 1000 baby boy names. Its rise to popularity has continued and in 2009 it moved into the top 100, and then the top 10 in 2017. In 2019 and 2020 it stole the number 3 spot.

Middle Names For Oliver 

  1. Oliver Adam
  2. Oliver Alexander
  3. Oliver Andrew 
  4. Oliver Anthony
  5. Oliver Austen
  6. Oliver Axel 
  7. Oliver Bennett 
  8. Oliver Blake 
  9. Oliver Brady
  10. Oliver Bryson 
  11. Oliver Callum 
  12. Oliver Carson 
  13. Oliver Chad 
  14. Oliver Charles
  15. Oliver Chase 
  16. Oliver Christopher 
  17. Oliver Cole
  18. Oliver Connor 
  19. Oliver Corey 
  20. Oliver Curtis 
  21. Oliver Damien
  22. Oliver Daniel
  23. Oliver David 
  24. Oliver Declan
  25. Oliver Dylan 
  26. Oliver Edison
  27. Oliver Edmund
  28. Oliver Edward
  29. Oliver Elliot 
  30. Oliver Ethan 
  31. Oliver Evan 
  32. Oliver Felix
  33. Oliver Finlay 
  34. Oliver Finn 
  35. Oliver Francis 
  36. Oliver Frank
  37. Oliver Franklin 
  38. Oliver Frederick 
  39. Oliver Gabriel 
  40. Oliver Gavin
  41. Oliver George 
  42. Oliver Grant 
  43. Oliver Gregory
  44. Oliver Hamish 
  45. Oliver Harry 
  46. Oliver Henry 
  47. Oliver Holden 
  48. Oliver Hugh
  49. Oliver Idris 
  50. Oliver Isaac 
  51. Oliver Jack
  52. Oliver Jackson 
  53. Oliver James 
  54. Oliver Jason 
  55. Oliver Jasper
  56. Oliver Jefferson
  57. Oliver Jeffrey 
  58. Oliver Joseph
  59. Oliver Joshua 
  60. Oliver Josiah 
  61. Oliver Jude 
  62. Oliver Julian
  63. Oliver Julius
  64. Oliver Kaden
  65. Oliver Karl 
  66. Oliver Kyle 
  67. Oliver Lachlan 
  68. Oliver Lance 
  69. Oliver Liam
  70. Oliver Logan 
  71. Oliver Louis 
  72. Oliver Lowell 
  73. Oliver Lucas 
  74. Oliver Lucca 
  75. Oliver Luke 
  76. Oliver Mason
  77. Oliver Matthew
  78. Oliver Mattox 
  79. Oliver Max 
  80. Oliver Michael 
  81. Oliver Mitchell 
  82. Oliver Nate 
  83. Oliver Nathan 
  84. Oliver Newel 
  85. Oliver Noah 
  86. Oliver Nolan 
  87. Oliver Owen 
  88. Oliver Paul
  89. Oliver Patrick 
  90. Oliver Quentin 
  91. Oliver Rory 
  92. Oliver Russell 
  93. Oliver Ryan
  94. Oliver Stephen 
  95. Oliver Teddy 
  96. Oliver Thomas 
  97. Oliver Timothy
  98. Oliver Troy 
  99. Oliver Victor 
  100. Oliver  William 
  101. Oliver Zachary 

Finding The Right Middle Name

For many parents finding the perfect middle names is just as important as finding the first name.

While other parents allow themselves to have a little more fun when choosing, as they feel, the middle name is slightly less important as it is not a name that your child will use every day.

But with that said, do not let the wrong middle name take away from all your hard work of finding the perfect first name.

If you really fancy a challenge, you could go for two middle names. In the US, you are only legally required to have a first name and a surname on your birth certificate. Anything more than that is down to personal choice.

Where To Look For Inspiration 

As it’s been said most people do not use their middle name on a daily basis so you can take a step away from the more traditional names and opt for something more wild and wacky. 

Here are a few ideas of places to look for inspiration for middle names for Oliver if you are running out of ideas. 

Family Tradition 

The most common place to start is with your own family. Many families have a tradition of passing down a middle name from one generation to another or choosing a middle name that begins with a certain letter.

While you may decide on a middle name to honor a relative. This could be a grandparent, aunt, or even a maiden name.

Take a good look into your family history and you’re sure to find a name that is both perfect for your child and connects them to their family heritage even before they are old enough to understand the connection.

Maybe you have some Native American heritage that you would like to embrace. If so check out some of our favorite Navajo names with meanings here.

Two Is Better Than One 

Maybe you and your partner had a first name choice that didn’t make the cut for a variety of reasons. 

You may be able to use that second place first name as a middle name. Most first names make great middle names so you don’t have to worry if you want to use the first name as your baby’s middle name.

Memories Or Place Names

Celebrities are not the only people who can use place names for their children’s names. They are actually quite trendy at the moment.

So if you and your partner have a special place that holds some fond memories or even a favorite destination, go for it.

What To Be Careful Of When Choosing That Perfect Middle Name

Middle names are an opportunity to be a little wilder and daring with your children’s names. After all, it is not the name that they will be using every day.

This is why you will often find people with some weird and wonderful middle names that their parents couldn’t let go of but also could not justify as a first name.

But there are still a few things that you need to consider when choosing that perfect middle name.

Potential For An Unfortunate Nickname

You need to put yourself into the mind of a child and think as they do. If you can think up some cruel and not very nice names to tease your child then you bet that any child in the playground can too.


Remember that your children’s initials will often be written down on display so you need to ensure that they do not spell out any unfortunate words.

With Oliver as a first name, there is always the chance that their initials could potentially spell out some less than desirable things.

Flow Of The Entire Name

When you have decided on that perfect first name, along with the perfect middle and of course you already know the surname, you need to check that it all flows together and is not too clunky when you say it out loud.

If you have any doubts get a second opinion from friends and family and say the full name in conversation.

If you find yourself tripping over your words or the name sounds clunky, there’s a pretty good chance that it is not the right combination of names.

Different Ways To Spell Oliver 

There are a few variations of the name Oliver. Here are a few of our favorites: 

1. Olliver 
2. Ollyver 
3. Olyver

Cute Sibling Names That Go With Oliver 

If you have more than one child, finding names that go well together is another important factor that you may want to consider. 

Remember that you will probably say your little ones’ names millions of times together so it is important that they flow well. Here are a few sibling names for boys and girls that go well with the name Oliver. 

  1. Oliver and Alice 
  2. Oliver and Eleanor 
  3. Oliver and Ivy 
  4. Oliver and Georgina 
  5. Oliver and Phoebe 
  6. Oliver and Arthur 
  7. Oliver and Edward 
  8. Oliver and Henry 
  9. Oliver and Hugo
  10. Oliver and Rufus 

The Final Thought 

That brings us to the end of our list of middle names for Oliver. We hope you have taken some inspiration from this and have lots of new ideas. Maybe you have found the perfect middle name for your little prince Oliver. 

But if not there is no need to panic if you still haven’t found the perfect middle name, there are plenty of names out there to choose from.

For some further inspiration check out our list of unique boy names starting with Jha or if you are looking for something a little different take a look at our list of geeky baby names