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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. O-laf(German)
O-lahf(Dutch)
AW-laf(Polish)
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Meaning & History

From the Old Norse name Áleifr meaning "ancestor's descendant", derived from the elements anu "ancestor" and leifr "descendant". This was the name of five kings of Norway, including Saint Olaf (Olaf II).
VariantsOlav(Norwegian) Olav, Oluf(Danish)
DiminutivesOla, Ole(Norwegian) Ole(Danish)
Feminine FormsOline(Norwegian) Oline(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesÁleifr(Ancient Scandinavian) Olavi, Olev(Estonian) Ólavur(Faroese) Olavi, Uolevi, Olli(Finnish) Ólafur(Icelandic) Amhlaoibh(Irish) Olavo(Portuguese) Amhlaidh, Aulay(Scottish) Olof, Olov, Ola, Olle(Swedish)
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