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Of Greek origin.

From the Greek name «Ολυμπία» (Olympia), meaning the female “person from Olympos”.

Olympos is the highest mountain in Greece.

According to Greek mythology, this was the home of the Greek gods. At the mountain’s peak “Mytikas” all the discussions among the deities took place. The foot of the mountain was the home of the Muses.

The name Olympos derives from the ancient Greek verb «λάω» (lao) meaning “to see” and the verb «λάμπω» (lambo) meaning “shine”, “glow”.

Several sources also mention that “Olympos” is associated with the word “ουρανός” (uranos) meaning “sky”.

Other forms of the name are Olympe, Olimpe, Olympie, Olympienne.

Famous bearers are Olympia Dukakis, Olympia Le-Tan, Olympia Campbell, Olympia Valance.