Olav

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Male Male Name

Usage

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

Origin and Meaning

Old Swedish and Norwegian younger form of Ólafr [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

See Ólafr

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Olavinpoika Finland
Olavsen Denmark Norway
Olavson Norway
Olavssen Norway
Olavsson Faroe Islands Iceland Norway Sweden
Olavssøn Norway
Olavsøn Norway

Female

Olavdatter Norway
Olavdotter Norway
Olavintytär Finland
Olavsdatter Denmark Norway
Olavsdotter Norway Sweden
Olavsdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Olav
Genitive: Olavs
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Olav
Accusative: Olav
Dative: Olavi
Genitive: Olavs
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Olav
Genitive: Olavin
Partitive: Olavia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Olav
Accusative: Olav
Dative: Olav / Olavi
Genitive: Olavs
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Olav
Genitive: Olavs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Olav
Genitive: Olavs

Name Days

Norway Norway

29 July

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

29 July

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Sweden: 1873 (in modern times) [2]
  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 20 July 2007 [4]

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

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[6]
0 n.a. 14931 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[7]
0 n.a. 751 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[8]
0 2 343 2119
Iceland Iceland[9]
0 0 4 10
Finland Finland[10]
0 0 n.a. 1095
  #: 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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Olav(m) Sources: [8][7][6][10]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Olav(m) Sources: [11]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Olav(m)

Sources: [8] [7] [6] [10]

References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  5. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. details see Name Statistic tables