Boy name origins & meanings
- Old Norse : Talisman; ancestor
Family name origins & meanings
- Dutch : patronymic from Oele, Oole, a short form of any of the Germanic compound names with the first elementodal ‘wealth’, e.g. Odelbert (with second elementberht ‘bright’, ‘famous’).
- Swedish (Olén, Ölén) : probably an ornamental name; etymology unexplained.