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Olan Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Olan is of Scandinavian origin.

The meaning of Olan is "ancestor".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 4974 in baby name popularity for boys with 19 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Olan Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Olan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Olan to other names.


What will your new little Olan be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

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Related Names

Olan is a form of the name Olaf.

Other Tidbits

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Olan in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Olan.

Just for fun, see the name Olan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Olan in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

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