Olavi name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old Norse
Usage: Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish
Pronunciation: o-la-vi
Meaning: Ancestor's Descendant
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What does Olavi mean?

Olavi's meaning is Ancestor's Descendant came from Old Norse which is specifically used in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish is used as a boy name . Olavi is variation of all time favorite, saintly and cherished Olaf.

Olaf is Swedish form of Olef. Also Olaf is Swedish and Danish form of Ólafr. Of Old Norse origin, Queer Olaf, Olaf means "Ancestor's Descendant, Happy and Heritage of the Ancestors".

Olavi is Finnish cognate of Olav.

How do I pronounce Olavi?

The three syllabled name Olavi is commonly pronounced as o-la-vi. Some people pronounce it as oh-la-vee.

Variants of Olavi

Olaf, Olef, Ólafr, Amhlaidh, Olf, Ola, Olen, Olav, Ólæif, Óleifr, Olafr, Olof, Ulfr, Ohla, Alexandra, Helga, Olien

Names that rhyme with Olavi

How popular is the name Olavi?

Olavi is an uncommon baby name in United States where it may not be used now as it was last seen in 1924. But Olavi is a popular baby name in Finland where every 1 in 500 have the name.

At least, 10000 people globally have carried Olavi as their given name according to our research.

[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Olavi in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Olavi

Others' opinion of you is their problem, not yours. You inspire people but can't find a way to inspire yourself to make the first step and show the world what you can do. You can smell a great opportunity from miles. You want to heal on your own. That's good for your pride but not for the soul. You actually believe that everyone deserves a second chance but they don't, especially not the people who've hurt you on purpose once.

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Famous people named Olavi

  • Olavi Mäenpää, Finnish politician and former chairman of Finnish People's Blue-whites
  • Olavi Uusivirta, Finnish rock/pop singer, songwriter and actor
  • Olavi Alakulppi, Finnish cross country skier
  • Olavi Kuronen, Finnish ski jumper who competed in the 1950s
  • Olavi Virta, Finnish singer
  • Olavi Ahonen, Finnish film actor
  • Olavi Reimas portrayed leading character of Arvid Henrikinpoika Tandefelt in 1938 adventure, comedy movie Sysmäläinen.

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  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Digi- ja väestötietovirasto, https://nimipalvelu.dvv.fi/suosituimmat-etunimet
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