Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. O-laf(German) O-lahf(Dutch) AW-laf(Polish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Old Norse name Áleifr meaning "ancestor's descendant", derived from the elements anu "ancestor" and leif "inheritance, legacy". This was the name of five kings of Norway, including Saint Olaf (Olaf II).

Related Names

VariantsOlav(Norwegian) Olav, Oluf(Danish)
DiminutivesOla, Ole(Norwegian) Ole(Danish)
Feminine FormsOline(Norwegian) Oline(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesOlavi, Olev(Estonian) Ólavur(Faroese) Olavi, Uolevi, Olli(Finnish) Ólafur(Icelandic) Amhlaoibh(Irish) Amlaíb(Old Irish) Áleifr(Old Norse) Olavo(Portuguese) Aulay(Scottish) Amhlaidh(Scottish Gaelic) Olof, Olov, Ola, Olle(Swedish)
User SubmissionsÓlaf, Òlaf, Ølaf


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Name Days

Austria: July 29
Estonia: July 29
Germany: July 29
Poland: July 29


Saint Olaf II HaraldssonSaint Olaf II Haraldsson


Entry updated December 7, 2022