This year Olva's Name day is on 11th July 2017
This name is a variant of the original name Oliver
Historically Famous Olvas
No one is sure if the story of the beautiful Christian girl from Palermo who was carried away by pirates to Tunis is true. Once there, she lived the life of a hermit, but so many Muslims were converted by her example of holiness and her power to work miracles that the authorities tortured and executed her. What is certain is that she is, perhaps oddly, venerated among Muslims at Tunis even today, and the mosque of the city is called 'Temple of Olive'. Her feast day is 10 June and she is often portrayed in art with a brazier and leaden ropes. Oliver Plunket was the last Catholic martyr to be hung, drawn and quartered at Tyburn in 1681. He was born in Ireland in 1629 and became Bishop of Armargh at the age of 40. He set about reforming the Church while trying to maintain good relations with the Protestant bishops but the political troubles in Ireland overwhelmed Christian principles. He was betrayed, tried and released, and then tried again - this time in London - where a corrupt court found him guilty and sentenced him to death.