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Name Olly

Origin: From Old High German words for elf and army, warrior

Gender: male

Languages of use: English

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Olly is a member of the name group Oliver:

Language of origin: Old High German


from the Old French form of a Germanic two-element name, brought to England by the Normans

the spelling was influenced by the Latin word oliva

in the medieval French epic La Chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland, around 1000 AD) Oliver is a friend of Roland


alf = the elf  Old High German

heri = the army, the warrior  Old High German

oliva = the olive, the olive tree  Latin

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