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Scandinavian Names Starting with O

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Odin is 'aupreme God of wisdom, magic, poetry, and war'. In Norse mythology, Odin is the God of death and divination. The name is also of Scandinavian origin, and was very popularly used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Odina is 'divine', 'creative' and 'inspiration' and the name is of Scandinavian origin. It also means 'wealth' in German. The name comes from the Old Norse given name Odinn which is derived from the Norse word 'oor' meaning 'inspiration, rage, frenzy'. It is also the female version of the name Odin, who is known as the god of poetry, the dead and magic in Norse mythology. He is known to reside in the mythological place known as Valhalla, where warriors are sent to be slain. The name Odina also comes from the Germanic word ‘woðanaz’, known to be the founder of several royal lineages in Europe.

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Ola is 'surmount', 'high', and 'arise'. The name derives its meaning from the name Olaf, which is derived from the Old Norse name Áleifr meaning 'ancestor's descendant'. This name is also a typically feminine version of the Polish name Aleksandra. There are many other variants of this name such as Aleks, Aleksandrina, Alesya, Alya, Asya, Sanya, Sasha, Sashenka, Shura, Olev, Olli, Áleifr, Olaf, Olav, Oluf, Ole, Ólavur, Ólafur, Amhlaoibh, Ola, Olavo, Olof, Olov, Ola and Olle.

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Olaf is 'ancestor's heir'. This name was used by five of the kings of Norway, and was also borne by Saint Olaf. Saint Olaf is believed to be the reason behind the popularization of the name. The name is thought to have derived from Proto-Norse origin, from the word 'anu-laibaz', which is composed elements 'anu' meaning 'ancestor' or 'grand-father' and 'laibaz' meaning 'heirloom' or 'descendant'. There are many other variants of this name such as Olev, Olli, Áleifr, Olaf, Olav, Oluf, Ole, Ólavur, Ólafur, Amhlaoibh, Ola, Olavo, Olof, Olov, Ola and Olle.

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Olavi is 'ancestor's descendant'. The name is pronounced as O-lah-vee. There are many other variants of this name such as Uolevi, Olev, Olli, Áleifr, Olaf, Olav, Oluf, Ole, Ólavur, Ólafur, Amhlaoibh, Ola, Olavo, Amhlaidh, Aulay, Olof, Olov, Ola and Olle.

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Ole is 'ancestor's heir'. The name is of Scandinavian origin and derives its meaning from the Old Norse name Óláfr which means 'ancestor's descendant'. There are many other variants of this name such as Ola, Olaf, Olav, Oluf, Olof and Olov.

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Olin is 'ancestor's descendent'. This name has often been used as both a surname and a forename. The name gets its meaning from Old Norse origin and means 'of the ancestors', 'ancestor's heir' or 'family's descendant'. The name also derives its meaning from Swedish origin and means 'to inherit', and classical Nahuatl origin, in which the name means 'movement' or 'quake'. There are other variants of this name such as Olaf, Olav, Ole and Oluf.

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Olina is 'ancestor's heir'. The name comes from Scandinavian origin, but is also thought to have derived from Hawaiian origin wherein the name means 'joyous'. Olina is also used in Czech as a diminutive of the name Olga meaning 'holy, blessed'. There are many other variants of this name such as Caroline, Karoline, Olaf, Olav, Ole, Oluf, Olga and Helga.

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Olof is 'ancestor's descendant'. This name is pronounced as OO-lav, and derives its meaning from the Swedish form of the name Olav or Olaf. These names are derived from the name Aleifr, which is an Old Norse name which means 'ancestor's descendant'. There are many other variants of this name such as Olaf, Olav, Ola, Ole, Ólǫf, Ólof, Olöf, Olofsdotter and Olofsson.

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Scandinavian

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Olsen is a Scandinavian gender-neutral name. It can be seen as both a first name and a surname, and the meaning of Olsen is 'son of Olaf' or 'son of Ole'. Olsen is more commonly used as a surname in most parts of the world. The surname Olsen is shared by three American actresses: the twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who scored their first role when they were babies, and Elizabeth Olsen, who is best known for playing the character of Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Disney+ series 'WandaVision'.

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Olson is 'son of Olof or Ole'. Olson is typically used as a surname, although it is often used as a forename too. This name has been shared by some of the kings of Norway, as well as saints in different religions. There are other variants of this name such as Olsen and Olsson.

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Scandinavian

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Originating from Scandanavia, the meaning of Onni is ‘happiness’ and ‘luck’. Traditionally given as a name to boys, the name can also mean 'awe-inspiring' and it is an extremely popular name in Finland. In the Korean language, the name translates to mean 'older sister', however, in Ireland the name means 'lamb' or 'little one'. However, in Japanese Folklore, the term 'onni' is used to describe a demon or an ogre, which is typically described as having a hulking figure, with one or more horns growing out of its head. There have been a few famous people with the name Onni. The most widely known is Onni Tommila, who is an actor from Finland. He is know for his roles in 'Rare Exports', 'Last Cowboy Standing' and 'Big Game'.

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Onnika is 'light' and it comes from Scandinavian origin. Light is a source of illumination amongst darkness and is hence considered a symbol for positivity. The name also derives its meaning from Norse mythology and local mythology told in Northern Scandinavia.

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Orn is 'eagle'. It is of Scandinavian origin. The name derives its meaning from the Norwegian and Danish form of the name Örn, which means eagle in several languages such as Swedish, Old Norse and modern Icelandic. There are many other variants to this name such as Öhrn.

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Scandinavian

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The meaning of Ottilia is 'prosperity in battle'. This name is pronounced as oot-TEE-lee-ah, and it derives its meaning from the Germanic word element 'odal' which means 'fatherland' and 'aud' meaning 'wealth' or 'fortune'. This name was popularized after the patron saint of Alsace, known as Saint Odilia. There are many other variants of this name such as Auda, Oda, Odilia and Odila.

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