Ole

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Male Male Name

Usage

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

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse variant form, Old Swedish and Danish and Norwegian younger form of Óli [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Related Names

See Óli

Patronyms (male)

Olesen Denmark Norway
Oleson Norway
Olessen Norway
Olesson Norway
Olessøn Norway
Olesøn Norway
Olsen Denmark Norway
Olson Norway
Olssen Norway
Olsson Norway
Olssøn Norway
Olsøn Norway

Patronyms (female)

Oledatter Denmark Norway
Oledotter Norway
Olesdatter Norway
Olesdotter Norway
Olsdatter Norway
Olsdotter Norway

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Ole
Genitive: Oles
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Ole
Genitive: Olen
Partitive: Olea
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Ole
Genitive: Oles
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Ole
Genitive: Oles

Name Days

Norway Norway

29 July

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

29 July

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Ole Lukøje is the Danish name for the sandman: Danish luk = 'close' + Danish øje = 'eye'
  • Ole Worm (13 May 1588 – 31 August 1654), Danish physician and antiquary
  • Ole Christensen Rømer (25 September 1644 – 19 September 1710), Danish astronomer who in 1676 made the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light
  • Ole Bornemann Bull (5 February 1810 – 17 August 1880), Norwegian violinist and composer
  • Ole Olsen (5 May 1863 – 5 October 1943), Danish film producer and the founder of Nordisk Film (1906)
  • Ole Olsen (born 16 November 1946), Danish motorcycle speedway rider


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&
Denmark Denmark[9]
0 n.a. 32269 n.a.
Norway Norway[10]
0 n.a. 31540 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[11]
1 1 929 2108
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a. 1717
  #: 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 Ole(m) Sources: [11][9][10][12]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Ole(m) Sources: [13]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Ole(m)

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

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. Erik Henrik Lind: Norsk-isländska dopnamn ock fingerade namn från medeltiden (1931)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  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. details see Name Statistic tables