Olaf m

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Male Male Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Olaf f for the female version.

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Old Danish, Old Swedish and younger form of Ólafr [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Related Names

See Ólafr

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Olafinpoika Finland
Olafsen Denmark Norway
Olafson Norway Sweden
Olafssen Norway
Olafsson Iceland Old Swedish Sweden
Olafssøn Norway
Olafsøn Norway

Female

Olafdatter Norway
Olafintytär Finland
Olafsdatter Denmark Norway
Olafsdotter Norway Sweden
Olafsdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland


Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Olaf
Genitive: Olafs
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Olaf
Accusative: Olaf
Dative: Olafi
Genitive: Olafs
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Olaf
Genitive: Olafin
Partitive: Olafia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Olaf
Accusative: Olaf
Dative: Olaf / Olafi
Genitive: Olafs
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Olaf
Genitive: Olafs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Olaf
Genitive: Olafs

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Norway Norway[9]
2054
n.a.
0
n.a.
2054
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[10]
564
n.a.
0
n.a.
564
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[11]
203 545 0 0 203 545
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
238
n.a.
1
n.a.
237
Iceland Iceland[13]
28 37
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[14]
14 45
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Statistics as male name

Recent statistics trend[11][10][9][12]:Name statistics for Olaf (m)

Sources: [11] [10] [9] [12]


Norwegian historic statistics trend[9]:
Norwegian historic statistics for Olaf (m)


References

  1. Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  7. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnemode og modenavne (1993)
  8. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/