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Girl Name: Octavia

Name: Octavia
Pronunciation: \o-cta-via, oc-tavia\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: eighth
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Tertia
Variant forms: Octaviana, Octavianne, Octavie, Octiana, Octoviana, Ottavia, Tavia, Tavie, Tavy
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1002


Octavia \o-cta-via, oc-tavia\ as a girl's name is pronounced ock-TAHV-yah, ock-TAY-vee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Octavia is "eighth". Feminine form of Octavius. A clan name of Roman emperors used often in Victorian times.

Octavia has 9 variant forms: Octaviana, Octavianne, Octavie, Octiana, Octoviana, Ottavia, Tavia, Tavie and Tavy.

For more information, see also the related name Tertia.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Octavia.


Octavia is a very popular first name for women (#1002 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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