a feminine name
Origin of OlympiaClassical Latin ; from Gr, feminine of Olympios, literally , of Olympus
- plain in ancient Elis, W Peloponnesus: site of the ancient Olympic games
- capital of Wash.: seaport on Puget Sound
Origin of Olympiaafter Olympic Mountains
A plain of southern Greece in the northwest Peloponnesus. It was a religious center devoted to the worship of Zeus and the site of the ancient Olympic Games. The statue of the Olympian Zeus by Phidias was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The capital of Washington, in the western part of the state on the southern end of Puget Sound. Settled c. 1845, it became the territorial capital in 1853.