Octavia - Meaning of Octavia
[ 4 syll. oc-ta-via, oct-av-ia ] The baby girl name Octavia is pronounced aaK-TEYV-iy-ah in English †. Octavia is of Latin origin. It is used mainly in English and German. It is derived from the word octavus which is of the meaning 'eighth'. An older form of the name is Octavias (Latin). The name was borne by Octavia Minor (69-11 BC), the sister of Emperor Augustus who became the fourth wife of Mark Antony, as well as Claudia Octavia (40-62), the first wife of the Emperor Nero. The name was adopted by English speakers in the 19th century. Octavia is the feminine equivalent of the English and German Octavius.
Octavia is a widely used name; it has 30 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of Octavia include Latavis, Octabia, Octavea, Octavee, Octavey, Octavi, Octaviah, Octaviais, Octavian, Octaviana (used in Spanish too), Octavianne, Octavice, Octavienne, Octavio, Octavious, Octavise, Octavy, Octavya, Octiana, Octivia, Octoviana, Tavie, and Tavy. Another English variant is the contracted form Tavia.
Octavia is rather popular as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 2010s. At the modest height of its usage in 2018, 0.039% of baby girls were named Octavia. It had a ranking of #430 then. Within all girl names in its family, Octavia was the most widely used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Octavia: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
A famous person named Octavia is Author, Octavia Butler, born 22 June 1947 - 24 February 2006, Pasadena, California.