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Name Ólafur

Meaning:ancestor's descendantTools:

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About the name Ólafur in particular

Languages of use:Icelandic
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Elanur, Flamur, Olaf     Details
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About Olaf/Olava, the group of names with the same origin as Ólafur

Meaning/translation:ancestor's descendant
Language of origin:Old Norse
Info about origin, male:name of several Norwegian kings
 king Olaf II (12th century) is the patron saint of Norway
Words:anu = ancestor  Old Norse
 leifr = the descendant  Old Norse
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:2:Olavi Finland 2014,  4:Ole Norway 2015,  8:Olof Sweden 2014,  16:Olle Sweden 2013,  17:Ólafur Iceland 2003 to 2007,  27:Olav Norway 2015,  49:Ola Norway 1997,  50:Olaf Warsaw 2008,  97:Olai Norway 2014,  177:Olava Norway 2015
Somehow related to:Oline, Ólöf
Name variants:Olava, Ola, Olaf, Ólafur, Olai, Olav, Olavi, Ole, Olle, Olof, Olov   Sortable list   Details

Popularity lists that contain the name Ólafur

IcelandGraph2014 82013 20,  2012 17,  2011 17,  2010 12
Iceland 5 years 2003-2007 17
Iceland prevalence 2015 5
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