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Origin of the name ÓLÁFR.
Etymology of the name ÓLÁFR.
Meaning of the baby name ÓLÁFR.

  

ÓLÁFR.  Old Norse name, variously rendered "forefather's relic," "relic of the gods," "relic of the Anses."  Also spelled Áláfr.  The Old Saxon form is Anláf (q.v.).  Amhlabh is an Irish form.

... The same persons whom England called Anlaff, and Ireland Amlaidh, were, in the North, Alafr, or Olafr, according to the custom of pronouncing the diphthong a like an o, and then so spelling it, e.g., Aasbiorn, Osbiorn... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

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