Name: Ola

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ola

  • Meaning:
    Ancestor
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  • Meaning:
    Ancestor
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  • Meaning:
    Defender of man
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (OH lah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ola

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  • Used in:
    English, Norwegian, Polish and Swedish speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    As a male name, Ola is the Norwegian and Swedish variant of Olaf, meaning "ancestor" or "descendant". As a female name, Ola is the Polish short form of Aleksandra, meaning "defender of mankind".

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