The name Octavia ranked 1002nd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
In ancient Rome, the praenomen, or first name, was often ordinal. It could signify the bearer's birth order, or the month of birth. Other such names include Quintus (fifth), Sextus (sixth), Septimus (seventh) and Nona (ninth).
The Literary World
Octavia (died -11)
Sister of Octavius Caesar and wife of Mark Antony.
Portrayed as heart-broken at the civil war and her husband''s unfaithfulness in Antony and Cleopatra (see list of Shakespearean Characters)