Middle Names for Oliver | 219 classic, modern, short, and one-syllable ideas for your baby boy

If your Oliver needs a middle name, look no further! 

I’ve compiled over 200 middle names for Oliver, including short and one-syllable names, plus names similar to Oliver, and ideas for names for his siblings. 

Middle names for Oliver

  • Aaron 
  • Abram
  • Ace
  • Adrian 
  • Aiden
  • Alexander 
  • Ambrose
  • Amory 
  • Amos
  • Andrew 
  • Angel
  • Anthony 
  • Arlo
  • Asher
  • Atlas
  • Atticus 
  • Auden
  • August 
  • Axel
  • Beckham 
  • Benedict 
  • Benjamin 
  • Bennett 
  • Beven
  • Bexley
  • Blaine 
  • Blake
  • Bode
  • Brixton
  • Bryson
  • Cade
  • Caleb
  • Callum
  • Calvin 
  • Camden 
  • Carl
  • Carson
  • Carter 
  • Casey
  • Cassius
  • Cedric
  • Chance
  • Charles
  • Christopher 
  • Clyde
  • Cole
  • Colin
  • Cooper
  • Cormac 
  • Damien
  • Dane
  • Daniel 
  • David
  • Davis
  • Dean
  • Dominic 
  • Drake
  • Duncan 
  • Dylan 
  • Edmund 
  • Edward 
  • Eli
  • Elijah 
  • Elliott 
  • Ellis
  • Emerson 
  • Ethan
  • Evan
  • Everett 
  • Ezra 
  • Felix
  • Fletcher 
  • Florian
  • Flynn
  • Forest
  • Frances
  • Frank
  • Frederick 
  • Ford
  • Gabriel 
  • Gavin
  • George 
  • Graham 
  • Grayson 
  • Gregory 
  • Grey
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Harlem
  • Harrison
  • Hendricks 
  • Henry
  • Holden
  • Houston 
  • Hudson 
  • Hugh
  • Idris
  • Ignatius 
  • Ingram
  • Isaac 
  • Jack
  • Jackson 
  • Jacob
  • Jaden
  • James
  • Jamison 
  • Jason
  • Jasper 
  • Jeffrey 
  • Jonah 
  • Jonathan 
  • Joseph
  • Joshua 
  • Jude
  • Julian 
  • Keanu
  • Kent
  • Kieran 
  • Kieth
  • Kirk
  • Kyle
  • Lachlan 
  • Lance
  • Lee
  • Leif
  • Leo
  • Levi
  • Liam
  • Lincoln 
  • Logan 
  • Louis 
  • Lowell
  • Lucas
  • Luke
  • Lysander 
  • Malcolm 
  • Marcel 
  • Mark
  • Martin 
  • Mason
  • Mateo
  • Matthew
  • Matthias 
  • Mattox
  • Max
  • Memphis 
  • Micah 
  • Michael 
  • Miles
  • Milo
  • Monroe 
  • Moss
  • Nathan 
  • Newell
  • Neil
  • Nixon 
  • Noah 
  • Noel
  • Nolan
  • Orlando 
  • Otis
  • Owen
  • Parker
  • Patrick 
  • Paul
  • Paxton 
  • Peter
  • Phillip
  • Pierce 
  • Pierre 
  • Quentin 
  • Quinn 
  • Reed
  • Robert
  • Rory
  • Ross
  • Russell 
  • Ryan
  • Ryder 
  • Samson
  • Samuel 
  • Sawyer 
  • Sean
  • Sebastian 
  • Seth
  • Shea
  • Shepherd
  • Shiloh 
  • Simon
  • Sonny
  • Stellan
  • Stephen
  • Sterling 
  • Sullivan 
  • Tate 
  • Terrance
  • Thatcher 
  • Theodore 
  • Thomas
  • Tiberius 
  • Timothy 
  • Tobias
  • Trevor
  • Tristan 
  • Troy
  • Tyson
  • Vernon 
  • Victor
  • Vincent 
  • Wade
  • Wallace 
  • Warren 
  • Watson 
  • Wells
  • William
  • Wilson 
  • Wyatt
  • Zachary 
  • Zion

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One syllable middle names for Oliver 

Since Oliver has 3 syllables, one syllable middle names work well! 

  • Ace
  • Ben
  • Blaine 
  • Blake
  • Carl
  • Clyde
  • Cole
  • Dane
  • Dean
  • Drake
  • Flynn
  • Frank
  • Ford
  • Gabe
  • Grey
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Hugh
  • Jack
  • Jace
  • Jude
  • Kent
  • Kieth
  • Lance
  • Lee
  • Leif
  • Luke
  • Mark
  • Matt
  • Max
  • Moss
  • Neil
  • Pat
  • Paul
  • Quinn 
  • Reed
  • Rob
  • Ross
  • Russ
  • Sam
  • Sean
  • Seth
  • Shea
  • Tate 
  • Tom
  • Tim
  • Troy
  • Wade
  • Wells
  • Will
  • Zach

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Short middle names for Oliver 

Here’s a list of one- syllable middle names and middle names with 4 or fewer letters. 

  • Ace
  • Amos
  • Arlo
  • Axel
  • Ben
  • Blaine 
  • Blake
  • Bode
  • Cade
  • Carl
  • Cole
  • Dan
  • Dane
  • Dean
  • Drake
  • Eli
  • Evan
  • Ezra 
  • Ford
  • Grey
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Hugh
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • John
  • Joe
  • Josh 
  • Jude
  • Kent
  • Kirk
  • Kyle
  • Lee
  • Leif
  • Leo
  • Levi
  • Liam
  • Luke
  • Mark
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Moss
  • Neil
  • Noah 
  • Noel
  • Otis
  • Owen
  • Pat
  • Paul
  • Quinn 
  • Reed
  • Rob
  • Rory
  • Ross
  • Russ 
  • Ryan
  • Sam
  • Sean
  • Seth
  • Shea
  • Tate 
  • Theo 
  • Tim
  • Toby
  • Tom
  • Tony
  • Troy
  • Vern
  • Wade
  • Wells
  • Will
  • Zach 
  • Zion

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Tips for choosing a middle name 

If you’re choosing a middle name for Oliver, consider a few important things:

  • First, make a list of all the middle names you like. Consider any family names, honor names or other important names. 
  • Next, say the first and middle names together. Cross out any you don’t like. Oliver can sound like “all of her” or “all over.” So say the first and middle names together to see how they sound. Oliver Fox, for example, might not be a good choice! 
  • And then say the full name, including your last name to see how it flows. Again, ditch the names you don’t like
  • Finally, check the initials! Make sure they don’t spell anything unfortunate.

What names go with Oliver? 

Does Oliver have a sibling? Here’s some name ideas that fit well for his brothers and sisters! 

Boy names that go with Oliver 

  • Benjamin 
  • Charles 
  • Daniel
  • Edward 
  • Elliott 
  • Gabriel 
  • Isaac 
  • Jacob
  • James
  • Joseph 
  • Julian 
  • Micah 
  • Miles
  • Noah
  • Rowan
  • Russell 
  • Samuel
  • Tobias 

Many boys’ names go well with Oliver. Here’s a few of my favorites. Any of the middle names above will also fit with it. 

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Girl names that go with Oliver

  • Amelia
  • Audrey
  • Beatrice 
  • Belle
  • Claudia
  • Daphne
  • Eliza
  • Elodie
  • Evelyn 
  • Helena
  • Indira 
  • Ivy
  • Madeleine 
  • Penelope 
  • Phoebe 
  • Rose
  • Silvia
  • Violet

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What does Oliver mean? 

Oliver might mean ancestor’s descendent or elf army.

In the Middle Ages, Oliver was a popular name. But it became less popular in Europe after the 1600s due to the association with Oliver Cromwell.

Then in the 1800s, Oliver became popular again, possibly because of Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist.

Related post: Find over 400 middle name ideas for Benjamin here!

Nicknames for Oliver

The most common nickname for Oliver is Ollie. Here are some more options for nicknames for Oliver, from common to rare! 

  • Oli
  • Olli
  • Ollie
  • Olly
  • Vee
  • Liv
  • Livvy
  • Levi
  • Tolly
  • Noll
  • Vern
  • Tiver

Names similar to Oliver

Do you like the name Oliver, but want something different? These names similar to Oliver range from perfectly normal to totally unique! 

  • Alfred
  • Alvarez
  • Alvaro
  • Alvin
  • Alvis
  • Calvin
  • Carver 
  • Colvin
  • Denver
  • Dover
  • Galvin
  • Glover
  • Grover 
  • Gulliver
  • Kelvin
  • Malvern
  • Melville 
  • Melvin
  • Olaf
  • Olavi
  • Olivier
  • Oliviero
  • Olver
  • Salvador 
  • Selvin
  • Silvano
  • Sylvester 
  • Tolvar
  • Xavier 

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Wrap up

Now you are an expert on middle names for Oliver! As well as alternate names and nicknames, and names for Oliver’s siblings. 

If you have more ideas, please share in the comments and I’ll update the post! 

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