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What does Olof mean?

Olof Pronunciation of Olof [olof] as a boys' name has its root in Old Norse, and Olof means "ancestor's relic". Olof is a variant form of Olaf (Old Norse): a royal name in Norway.

Associated with: norse.


Olof has 1 variant: Olaff.

7 more related forms via Olaf: Ola, Olav, Olave, Ole, Olin, Olle and Olov.

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

(female) Olofi, Olor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Olof Memphis (O.M.), ..

How popular is Olof?

Olof is an unusual given name for males. Olof is an equivalently uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Olof reached its apex position of #1501 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Olof rated in the Top 2000 are Ola, Olaf, Ole, Olin (#1537 the previous year) and Olle. These relations of Olof were popular a century ago (median #951) and have become significantly less common since (#1922, 90.7%), with versions like Olin becoming less fashionable.

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

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

Similar Names

Olof is alike in pronunciation to Alouf, Aluf, Eilif, Elof and Eluf. Other suggested similar names are Geof, Odo, Odolf, Odon, Oleg, Olen, Olyn, Oro and Oron. These names tend to be more frequently used than Olof.

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