Óláfr

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Norse ᚨᚾᚢᛚᚨᛁᛒᚨᛉ (anulaibaz) (whence also variant Óleifr, Áleifr), from Proto-Germanic *anulaibaz, consisting of *anô (ancestor) and *laibō (remainder). The first part of the name is cognate to German Ahn (ancestor) and Latin anus (old woman).

PronunciationEdit

  • (9th century West Norse) IPA(key): /ˈõːlɑːβʐ/
  • (13th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈoːlɒːvr̩/

Proper nounEdit

Óláfr m

  1. A male given name

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: Ole
  • English: Olaf
  • Estonian: Olev
  • Faroese: Ólavur, Óli

ReferencesEdit

  • “Olaf” in: J. van der Schaar, “Woordenboek van voornamen”, 8. druk, Utrecht 1994, Prisma Woordenboeken, Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, →ISBN
  • Olav; in: Eivind Vågslid, Norderlendske fyrenamn, 1988, →ISBN
  • “Óláfr” in: Richard Cleasby, Guðbrandur Vigfússon — An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)