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olly

DIMINUTIVE OF:
oliver, olivia, olive, olaf, Ólafr
FORM OF:
olaf
ORIGIN:
germanic  /  old norse  /  latin  /  mycenaean greek 
NAME ROOT:
(ALFHER) (ÁLEIFR / *ANULAIƀAR) (ELAíA / éLAION > ŏLīVA > ŏLīVāRĭUS)
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
ELAíA / éLAION (ἐλαία / ἔλαιον)
MEANING:
The origin of this name is still today quite uncertain. The theories include: 1) From the Germanic “Alfher” (from which Alvaro) or the Old Norse “Áleifr” from the Proto-Norse “*AnulaiƀaR” (from which Olaf). 2) From the Latin “ŏlīva” (olive, a symbol of peace, religious piety or victory), referring to the fruit or the branch of the olive. 3) A third hypothesis, less accredited, is from the Mycenaean Greek “élaiwon (ἔλαιϝον)”, Classic Greek “Elaion (ἔλαιον)”. The names "olaf" and "oliver" are linked to the Latin root, but related to the Germanic and Norse, from (Alfher) and (Ólæifr). Saint Oliver Plunkett (1629–1681) was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland who was the last victim of the Popish Plot.

Usage

  • swedishswedish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
oliver, alvar, olivia, olivera, oliwia, oliwer, olliver, olivier
english
oliver, olivia, alivia, olive, olivette, olyvia, olivier, oli
norwegian
oliver, alvar, olivia, olivera, oliwia, olivie, oliwer, olliver, olivier, olivarius, Olivius
swedish
oliver, alvar, olivia, olivera, oliwia, olivie, oliwer, olliver, olivier, Olivius
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
ollie
english
ollie
norwegian
ollie, olli
swedish
ollie, olli

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
olivarius, oliverius

catalan
oliver, Álvaro, olÍvia
croatian
oliver, olivera
czech
oliver, olivie
dutch
oliver, olivia
estonian
oliver, alvar
faroese
olivia, olivina, olivur
finnish
oliver, alvar, olivia, oliwia, oliwer, olliver, olivier, Oliivja, Uliivi, Uliivja
french
olivia, olivie, olive, olivette, olivier
galician
oliver, Álvaro
german
oliver, olivia, olivier
greenlandic
oliver, olivia
hungarian - magyar
oliver, olÍvia, olivér
icelandic
oliver, alvar, olivia, oliwia, Óliver, Ólíver, Ólivía
irish
oliver, oileabhéar, oilibhéar
italian
oliviero, olivia, alvaro, oliviera, uliva, olivio, oliva, uliviero, oliverio, olivero, olivieri
latvian
Olivers, Olivjē
lithuanian
Olivija
macedonian
oliver, olivera
old danish
oliver
polish
oliwia, oliwer, alwar, Oliwiusz
portuguese
Álvaro, olÍvia, olivio, olivério
portuguese - brazilian
Olívio
russian
oliviya
scottish
oliver, olivia, oilbhreis, Olibhia
serbian
oliver, olivera
slovak
oliver, olÍvia
slovene
oliver
spanish
oliver, Álvaro, olivia, olivera, oliverios, oliva, oliverio, olivo
welsh
oliver, olivia, olive

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

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Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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