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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Scandinavian : Royal ancestor

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Olan

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish (Olán) : variant spelling of holán ‘furbelow’, a kind of delicate white fabric frill (originally from Holland, whence the name), used to adorn women’s skirts; possibly therefore a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold such frills. This name is found mainly in Mexico and Caribbean Islands.
  • Swedish : probably an ornamental name, but unexplained.

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