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

The name Ola is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Polish origin meaning "ancestor's relic". Ola and is often added to lists like Spanish Word Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplets (mixed)".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Ola

Ola Jordan, Polish dancer of UK series "Strictly Come Dancing"
Ola Rapace, Swedish actor, ex-husband of actress Noomi Rapace
Ola Salo, Swedish singer of rock band The Ark
Ola, Swedish pop singer
Ola Munik, model
Ola Ray, American model/actress ("Thriller")
Ola Brunkert, Swedish drummer (Abba)

Pop Culture References for the name Ola

Ola, heroine in Barbara Cartland's book "Ola and the Sea Wolf "
Spanish for "wave"
Ola Nyman, character in Netflix's "Sex Education"


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) :)