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Olav meaning and name origin
Olav \o-lav\ as a boy's name has the meaning "ancestor's relic" and is a variant of Olaf (Old Norse): a royal name in Norway, and a saint's name.
Olav has 2 variant forms: Olave, Olov.
Olav is also pronounced similarly to Elov. Other suggested similar baby names are Ola, Olaff and Olof.
Popularity of Olav
Olav is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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