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What does Olave mean?

Olave Pronunciation of Olave [olave] as a name for boys has its root in Old Norse, and the meaning of the name Olave is "ancestor's relic". Olave is a version of Olaf (Old Norse): a royal name in Norway.

Associated with: norse.


Olave has 2 variants: Olav and Olov.

6 more different relations via Olaf: Ola, Olaff, Ole, Olin, Olle and Olof.

Creative forms:
(male) Obave, Olale, ..

(female) Olasa, Olavea, ..

Middle name pairings:
Olave Keoni (O.K.), ..

How popular is Olave?

Olave is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#50261 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ola, Olaf, Ole, Olin (#1537 from current records), Olle and Olof are the prominent alternative forms of Olave (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Olave reached its peak in the 1880s (usage of 0.1%) and has become much lower since. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Olave is pronounced similarly to Elov. Other suggested similar names are Cleve, Clive, Clyve, Dave, Octave, Oliver, Ollie, Osage and Reave. These names tend to be more commonly used than Olave.

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