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What does Olov mean?

Olov Pronunciation of Olov [olov] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and Olov means "ancestor's relic". Olov is a version of Olaf (Old Norse): a royal name in Norway.

Associated with: norse.


Olov has 2 variants: Olav and Olave.

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

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

(female) Olon, Olot, ..

Middle name pairings:
Olov Devan (O.D.), ..

How popular is Olov?

Olov is an uncommon first name for males. Olov is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Olin (#1537 via latest list), Olle, Olof, Ole, Olaf and Ola are the popular alternative forms of Olov (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Olaff, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Olov was widespread 135 years ago (average #951) and has become much reduced since, with forms such as Olaf falling out of fashion. (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

Olov is alike in pronunciation to Elov. Other recommended names are Dov, Odo, Odon, Oleg, Olen, Olyn, Oro, Oron, Orv and Tov. These names tend to be more commonly used than Olov.

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