Olaus

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

1) Variant form of Olavus [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) Short form of Nikolaus (see Nikolaos) [4]

Related Names

Olau
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Danish
Olaus
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Olauksenpoika Finland
Olausen Denmark Norway
Olauson Norway Sweden
Olaussen Denmark Norway
Olausson Norway Sweden
Olaussøn Norway
Olausøn Norway

Female

Olauksentytär Finland
Olausdatter Denmark Norway
Olausdotter Norway Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Olaus
Genitive: Olaus'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Olaus
Genitive: Olausin
Partitive: Olausia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Olaus
Genitive: Olaus'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Olaus
Genitive: Olaus' / Olaus

Name Day

Sweden Sweden

19 April

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Namesakes

  • Olof Persson (6 January 1493 - 19 April 1552, Latin Olaus Petri, or, less commonly, Olavus Petri), clergyman, writer, judge and major contributor to the Protestant Reformation in Sweden

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Norway Norway[5]
0 n.a. 100 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[6]
0 0 10 285
Denmark Denmark[7]
0 n.a. 1 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
0 0 n.a. 42
  #: 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.

 

Sources: [6] [7] [5] [8]

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Olaus (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Olaus (m)


Source: [9]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)