Gender: Male Meaning of Ola: "ancestor's relic" Origin of Ola: Norwegian and Swedish form of Olaf

Ola Origin and Meaning

The name Ola is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Polish origin meaning "ancestor's relic".

Simple, friendly, distinctive name heard in several cultures. The a ending may feel more feminine in the US than Ole, though both variations are acceptable in Scandinavia.

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Pop Culture References for the name Ola


Ella Says:


Completely unusable in Spain

RoddyThlayli Says:


This means "oil" in Irish.

jojobabyberry Says:


Ola (Olá) is Hi in Portuguese

senseandsensibility Says:


Well, in Poland Ola is a common nickname for Alexandra. We don't call them Alex or something, just Ola :)
PS it's quite a mystery for me why is that. Btw my younger sister is Ola (Aleksandra) :)