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olaf

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > north germanic > old norse
ORIGIN:
old norse 
NAME ROOT:
ANU *LAIƀAR > LæFAN > ÓLæIFR > ÓLAFR
MEANING:
This name derives from the Old Norse “anu *laiƀaR > læfan > ÓlæifR > Ólafr”, meaning “to shine, gleam, elf, supernatural being, descendant of ancestors, relic of the ancestors, legacy of ancestors”. Olaf II Haraldsson, later known as St. Olaf, was King of Norway from 1015 to 1028. He was posthumously given the title Rex Perpetuus Norvegiae (English “Norway's Eternal King”) and canonized in Nidaros (Trondheim) by Bishop Grimkell, one year after his death in the Battle of Stiklestad on 29 July 1030. Olaf is a cognate of the name “Oliver” and its variants.

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • faroesefaroese
  • germangerman
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • polishpolish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
olavur, oluf, olluff, olav
faroese
oluf, Ólavur
german
olav
icelandic
Ólafur
norwegian
oluf, oluff, olav, Olavus, Olaves, Olavius
swedish
olof, olov, oluf, oluff, olav, Olavus, Olagus, Olavius
FEMININE
danish
olla, oluffa, oluva
faroese
oluffa, Óluva
german
olla
icelandic
Ólafía
norwegian
olla, oluffa, olufine, olava
swedish
olla, oluffa, olufine, oluva, olava, OLOVa
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
ole
faroese
Lávus
norwegian
ola, ole
swedish
olle, ola, ole

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
Olavus

finnish
uolevi, oluf, olav, olavi
greenlandic
oluf
irish
amlaíb, Amhlaíbh, Auliffe, Amhlaoibh
italian
olavo, Olao
latvian
olafs
old danish
oluf
old swedish
oluf, oluff
portuguese
olavo
scottish
aulay, Amhladh, Amhlaidh, Amhlaigh, Amhlaibh, Amhlaoibh

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

7
Numerological Values:
7

Number 7 individuals are analytical and inquisitive. They have a thirst for knowledge and often make great academics, researchers or scientists. They have a strong sense of independence and tend to do things their own way. Number 7 individuals are believed to be self-reliant and may come across as reserved.

Chakra Number:
7: The number of the Crown Chakra "Sahasrara"

Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness. It is a unifying color, the color of oneness and spirituality. The energy of this color is very healing and can soothe away pain. Learn more about this powerful spiritual color.

Color meaning:

The color violet relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts. The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.

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Name Songs

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Olaf I Of Norway, King Of Norway
Olaf Iv Of Norway, King Of Denmark And Norway
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Olaf Lindenbergh, Dutch Footballer
Olaf Ludwig, German Road Cyclist
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Olaf Pollack, German Road Cyclist And Track Cyclist
Olaf Stapledon, British Writer And Philosopher
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