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What does Ola mean?

Ola Pronunciation of Ola [ola] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Ola) is pronounced OH-lah. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Ola is "ancestor's relic". Also variant of Olesia (Greek) "man's defender".

Associated with: norse, greek, defender.


Ola has 1 variant: Olla.

Affiliated girl name: Olga.

Creative forms:
(female) Olea, Olya, ..

(male) Olaan, Olaos, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ola Alayah (O.A.), ..

How popular is Ola?

Ola is a very prominent first name for females (#599 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#47654 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ola reached its highest position of #150 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ola name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ola outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Olga and Olla are the prominent varying forms of Ola appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Ola was at its peak in the 1900s (median #689).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ola, Olga, Olla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ola and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ola is alike in pronunciation to Aalya, Aila, Ala, Ali, Alia, Aliah, Alie, Aliya, Alla, Ally, Alya, Ayala, Ayla, Eila, Eily, Ela, Elah, Elia, Ellia, Illa, Illia, Olia, Ulli, Yulia and Yulla. Other recommended names are Oba, Oda, Olva, Oma, Ora and Orla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ola.