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Octavia is a baby girl name with substance and high style. With its roots the upper echelons of the Roman Empire, Octavia has an air of distinction that makes it stand out from the crowd. Octavia also has lovely musical overtones with just the right range for a newborn baby girl. For example, Octavia Melody is the cello-playing equine in the television series My Little Pony, and Octavia is also an important character in The Hunger Games. Keep reading to learn more about this impressive baby name.

Meaning of the Name Octavia

Octavia is a feminine name that derives from the Latin word octavus (meaning “eighth”). This word produced the Roman family name Octavius, and it later became the personal name Octavia for girls. For example, Octavia the Younger was the sister of Caesar Augustus.

Octavia originated from the Latin word that meant “eighth.” Historically, Octavia was a Roman family name, and some families designated this praenomen for the eighth-born child. The symbol for Octavia is the Roman numeral eight.

Baby name Octavia


Nicknames for Octavia

The name Octavia evokes feelings of originality and resilience. Feel free to read this list of nicknames we've accumulated that may be useful for nicknaming the Octavia in your life. However, feel free to create your own fun and unique nickname.

Octavia Name Details

Style: Classic

Gender: Octavia is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: ahk-TAY-vee-ah

Syllables: Four

Alternative Spelling for Octavia

Octavia Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration index, Octavia was the 335th most popular baby girl name in 2020. Octavia has ranked among the top 500 baby girl names since 2018.

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Great Middle Names for Octavia and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Octavia

  • Octavia Estelle Butler (novelist)
  • Octavia Lenora Spencer (actress)
  • Octavia Flynn Sorbo (daughter of actor Kevin Sorbo)
  • OctaviaYounger (sister of Caesar Augustus and wife of Mark Antony)
  • Octavia Blake (character in The 100)
  • Octavia Melody (cello-playing equine in the television series My Little Pony)
  • Octavia von Seckendorf (character in the anime Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica)
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