Name: Olaf

Origin and Meaning of the Name Olaf

  • Meaning:
    Ancestor
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (O lahf)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Olaf)
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Miscellaneous Info for Olaf

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  • Used in:
    Danish, Dutch, English, German and Norwegian speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The name Olaf is derived from the Old Norse elements for "ancestor" and "descendant, relics, remains". Famous bearers of the name include Olaf Trygvasson (956-1000), King of Norway, and Olaf II, also known as "Saint Olaf", who introduced Christianity in Norway.

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