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Meaning and name origin

Olav \o-lav\ as a boy's name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Olav is "ancestor's relic". Olav 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 not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Olav and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Olaf. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Olaf in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Olav is also pronounced similarly to Elov. Other suggested similar baby names are Ola, Olaff and Olof. Like Olav, these names are not commonly used.


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