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What does Olle mean?

Olle Pronunciation of Olle [olle] as a name for boys is of Old Norse derivation, and the name Olle means "ancestor's relic". Olle is an alternate form of Olaf (Old Norse): a royal name in Norway.

Associated with: norse.


Olle has 1 variant: Ole.

7 more alternative forms via Olaf: Ola, Olaff, Olav, Olave, Olin, Olof and Olov.

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

(female) Ollia, Olole, ..

Middle name pairings:
Olle Ford (O.F.), ..

How popular is Olle?

Olle is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#62046 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Olle reached its peak position of #16 in Sweden in 2013, and is presently at #32. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Olin (#1537 in recent rankings), Olof, Ole, Olaf and Ola are the popular alternative forms of Olle. These relations of Olle reached the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (adoption of 0.06%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.01%, 91%), with versions like Olaf becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

Olle is pronounced similarly to Al, Ull, Wil, Will, Wole, Yale and Yule. Other suggested similar names are Able, Bale, Bille, Cale, Cole, Colle, Dale, Dalle, Erle, Gale, Hale, Halle, Jule, Kale, Kelle, Kile, Kyle, Lale, Lyle, Nile, Obie, Odie, Odile, Oleg, Olen, Olley, Ollie, Olyn, Rolle, Vale and Zale. These names tend to be more commonly used than Olle.

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