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Ola (boy)

What does Ola mean?

Ola Pronunciation of Ola [ola] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Ola) is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of the name Ola is "ancestor's relic". Ola is a variant form of Olaf (Old Norse): a royal name in Norway.

Associated with: norse.


8 different relations via Olaf: Olaff, Olav, Olave, Ole, Olin, Olle, Olof and Olov.

Creative forms:
(male) Olor, Olos, ..

(female) Olya, Osa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ola Eliel (O.E.), ..

How popular is Ola?

Ola is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#47654 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ola reached its peak rank of #889 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (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 source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Ola listed in the Top 2000 are Olaf, Ole, Olin (#1537 from current records), Olle and Olof. These relations of Ola reached the peak of their popularity in the 1880s (median #951) and are now significantly less conventional (#1922, down 91%), with forms like Olaf becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ola, Olaf, Ole, Olin, Olof in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Olle, Olof outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ola is pronounced similarly to Ali, Alia, Aly, Eelia, Eli, Elia, Elie, Eliu, Elli, Eloi, Eloy, Ely, Ilia, Ilie, Illya, Ilya, Olley and Ollie. Another recommended name is Ota. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ola.

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