Óláfr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *Anolaibaz (whence also variant Óleifr, Áleifr), consisting of *anô (ancestor) and *laibō (remainder). The first part of the name is related to Latin anus (old woman).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /oː.laːfʀ/

Proper noun[edit]

Óláfr m

  1. A male given name

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • “Olaf” in: J. van der Schaar, “Woordenboek van voornamen”, 8. druk, Utrecht 1994, Prisma Woordenboeken, Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, →ISBN
  • Olav; in: Eivind Vågslid, Norderlendske fyrenamn, 1988, →ISBN
  • “Óláfr” in: Richard Cleasby, Guðbrandur Vigfússon — An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)