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Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: Relic

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Olaf

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Olaf in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Olaf:

  • Records indicate that 932 boys in the United States have been named Olaf since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1916, when 79 people in the U.S. were given the name Olaf. Those people are now 106 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      7 Positive Comments

  • "i nemed my son Olaf and he was born in 1984. he loves his name , was always only one at schools college and work .." Jan. 26, 2022: Report as inappropriate

  • "I personally don?t know anyone with his name but I love it! Yes it?s the name of a Disney character but there is more meaning. There was two monarchs named Olaf in Norway I believe I might name my future child this" Nov. 3, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I adore the name Olaf--it is strong, regal and saintly. I predict that it will be making a comeback amidst the rise of other Scandinavian boy names such as Magnus, Thor and Haakon." Mar. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandfather's name was Olaf--he was a kind and wonderful man! Olaf is also the name of the patron saint that brought christianity to Norway--not too bad!" Dec. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We Named our first born son Olaf. we love it and so do our friends." Mar. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Olof is the name of my great great grandfather born in Norway in 1839." Aug. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I never met anothe rperson with my name to...and Im the only one in my whole region probably...I think its unique. When someone calls for me I know right away...and yes...many people "accedently" call me Olive >:@" Apr. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      1 Neutral Comment

  • "The charts not true because my cousins name is Olaf and he was born in 1978 and it doesnt show any born past 1920ish" Jul. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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