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Name Olav

Meaning:ancestor's descendantTools:

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About the name Olav in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:Scandinavian
Short forms:Olle
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Ola, Olaf, Olai, Olava, Olavi, Olov     Details
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About Olaf/Olava, the group of names with the same origin as Olav

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
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SeriesGraphRankings
IcelandGraph2014 82013 20,  2012 17,  2011 17,  2010 12
Iceland prevalence 2015 5
NorwayGraph2015 272014 29,  2013 37,  2012 54,  2011 47,  2010 48,  2009 81,  2008 58,  2007 64,  2006 65,  2005 74,  2004 75,  2003 63,  2002 74,  2001 93,  2000 75,  1999 67,  1998 56,  1997 76
Norway prevalence 2015 32
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