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What does Olin mean?

Olin Pronunciation of Olin [olin] as a boys' name is of English origin. Variant of Olaf. Actor Ken Olin.


Olin has 2 variants: Olen and Olyn.

8 more related forms via Olaf: Ola, Olaff, Olav, Olave, Ole, Olle, Olof and Olov.

Creative forms:
(male) Olon, Osin, ..

(female) Olor, Olot, ..

Middle name pairings:
Olin Jamison (O.J.), ..

How popular is Olin?

Olin is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#922 out of 1220, Top 76%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#7219 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Olin reached its apex rank of #407 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is at #1537 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Olin (#1537 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000 are Ola, Olaf, Ole, Olen, Olle and Olof. These forms of Olin reached the top of their popularity 135 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and have become significantly less widespread since, with forms such as Ole becoming less in vogue.

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

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

Similar Names

Olin is alike in pronunciation to Alan, Alann, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allan, Allen, Allon, Allyn, Aluin, Alun, Alwyn, Aylwin, Eilan, Eilian, Eilon, Elan, Elon, Elwin, Elwinn, Elwyn, Ilon, Walwin, Weylin and Wylan. Other suggested similar names are Adin, Albin, Aldin, Alpin, Amin, Arlin, Bain, Edin, Edlin, Elgin, Elvin, Emlin, Eoin, Erin, Evin, Fain, Flin, Glin, Gwin, Iain, Kain, Kalin, Lin, Malin, Obie, Odie, Odin, Odis, Odon, Oisin, Oleg, Ollie, Oran, Oren, Orin, Orlan, Orlin, Oron, Orvin, Osip, Ossin, Osvin, Otis, Owen, Owin, Pain, Vin, Wain, Win and Zain. These names tend to be less frequently used than Olin.