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Meaning and Origin of: Olney

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Holly

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from places called Olney in Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. The former is named in Old English as Ollanēg ‘island of a man called Olla’; the latter is from Old English āna ‘one’, ‘single’, ‘solitary’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, with later metathesis of -nl- to -ln-.