Olav

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /olɑw/, [oˈlɑw], [oˈlɑwˀ]

Proper noun[edit]

Olav

  1. A male given name, variant of Olaf.

Norwegian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Óláfr. Name of an 11th century king, the patron saint of Norway. Cognate with English Olaf.

Proper noun[edit]

Olav

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Traditionally one of the most common names in Norway, also in the forms Ola and Ole.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken – Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 15 774 males with the given name Olav living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1900s decade. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.