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I think commenting on someone’s name as ‘silly’ is not nice. I love the name Ola, but couldn’t baptise my daughter Ola, had to be Aleksandra as this is an official name for Ola in Poland. Also, Ola is pronounced with an accent on ‘O’ and sounds beautifully (like Irish Orla) not on the letter ‘a’. According to my Spanish relatives and my Spanish language teacher word ‘Holá’ meaning ‘hello’ should be pronounced with an accent on the last letter ‘a’. This differentiates it from the word ‘óla’, with the accents on ‘o’ which means ‘wave’ in Spanish, not ‘hello’.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2021
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Means “wave” in Spanish.
― Anonymous User  4/16/2021
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I like this name. I think it's lovely.
noisynora  1/17/2021
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In Poland, the name Ola is also considered a full name.
Matthew 05  1/13/2021
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Aleksandra might be called Ola in Poland, probably because of eastern Slavic influence. All Aleksandras I have ever met referred to themselves as Ola, but I don't know.
chicarinae  4/20/2020
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In 2018, 83 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Ola who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 878th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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My name is Ola, for where I come from, it's an Arabian name originally, and means glory and honor. Actually, it's not like hola in Spanish even though it sounds the same. And I was surprised by knowing that it's like a short version of Aleksandra! Which is Polish, I didn't know - my polish friend told me that! And Olek for a male is also from Aleksandar!.. I like it though!
― Anonymous User  6/23/2018
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Definitely unusable in Brazil since olá is Portuguese for "hello". I'm a Brazilian of Polish heritage and I admit, I was surprised by the listing of Ola as a Polish diminutive.
Buneary  11/26/2016
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Very unintuitive. I'm Polish myself, but I actually didn't know that Ola is a diminutive for Aleksandra. I thought it was a name on its own.
angolmois  4/9/2013
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The Ola whom I know is originally from Lithuania and her real name is in fact, Aleksandra.

As opposed to being pronounced identically to the Spanish word, Ola, the "ohh" and "lawh" are significantly emphasised, being stressed to a greater extent, subsequently making the name sound a lot softer and more feminine. "OHH-lawh"

Ola sounds very exotic and realistic when said by someone with a remotely North-East European//foreign accent. I hate saying the name myself because my accent is too unstimulating for these foreign names, but when said with a rich accent, Ola is beautiful!
― Anonymous User  6/11/2010
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Since it sounds like the Spanish word for hello, Ola looks silly as a name.
bananarama  9/5/2009
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Not AW-lah but oh-la.
ADT  2/5/2008
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It isn't, just seems that way but as a diminutive for Aleksandra is would be pronounced AW-la.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2020
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The girl in Michael Jackson's Thriller video, who played his girlfriend, her name is Ola Ray. I don't know if it's her real name, but it sounds great!
Jingyi  10/15/2006
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My girlfriend's name is Ola, so it is used for girls too. It is Polish and a short or pet form of Aleksandra. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  11/8/2005

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