Male, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Olaf

Olaf comes from Old Norse Áleifr meaning “ancestor’s descendant” made up from Old Norse elements anu (ancestor) and leifr (descendant, heir) both of which derive from a PIE source.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Áleifr (Ancient Scandinavian)
  • Olav (Norwegian, Danish)
  • Oluf (Danish)
  • Olavi (Finnish, Estonian)
  • Olev (Estonian)
  • Ólavur (Faroese)
  • Uolevi (Finnish
  • Ólafur (Icelandic)
  • Amhlaoibh (Irish)
  • Olavo (Portuguese)
  • Amhlaidh (Scottish)
  • Aulay (Scottish)
  • Olof (Swedish)
  • Olov (Swedish)

 

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