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Ola

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 67 67 0
1881 98 90 8
1882 113 113 0
1883 126 126 0
1884 129 121 8
1885 139 139 0
1886 193 186 7
1887 175 170 5
1888 208 200 8
1889 219 209 10
1890 246 239 7
1891 219 219 0
1892 259 259 0
1893 264 264 0
1894 270 264 6
1895 261 261 0
1896 282 273 9
1897 271 266 5
1898 327 327 0
1899 286 280 6
1900 357 352 5
1901 331 324 7
1902 367 362 5
1903 309 309 0
1904 335 335 0
1905 352 344 8
1906 341 341 0
1907 360 350 10
1908 375 368 7
1909 325 325 0
1910 432 422 10
1911 364 364 0
1912 517 509 8
1913 483 471 12
1914 586 571 15
1915 634 611 23
1916 694 672 22
1917 738 723 15
1918 704 689 15
1919 758 735 23
1920 772 748 24
1921 770 755 15
1922 719 698 21
1923 646 631 15
1924 695 679 16
1925 686 678 8
1926 631 617 14
1927 646 630 16
1928 548 527 21
1929 533 522 11
1930 544 529 15
1931 476 460 16
1932 509 497 12
1933 425 415 10
1934 452 444 8
1935 416 408 8
1936 388 375 13
1937 375 364 11
1938 334 324 10
1939 344 337 7
1940 354 348 6
1941 319 308 11
1942 293 293 0
1943 343 335 8
1944 309 300 9
1945 242 242 0
1946 258 252 6
1947 279 279 0
1948 241 232 9
1949 239 239 0
1950 221 216 5
1951 200 194 6
1952 204 204 0
1953 175 169 6
1954 172 167 5
1955 130 130 0
1956 122 122 0
1957 109 109 0
1958 103 103 0
1959 108 108 0
1960 75 75 0
1961 89 89 0
1962 72 72 0
1963 58 58 0
1964 47 47 0
1965 36 36 0
1966 48 48 0
1967 27 27 0
1968 31 31 0
1969 25 25 0
1970 39 33 6
1971 23 23 0
1972 28 28 0
1973 37 37 0
1974 25 25 0
1975 23 23 0
1976 23 16 7
1977 23 23 0
1978 20 20 0
1979 18 18 0
1980 23 18 5
1981 15 15 0
1982 30 30 0
1983 23 23 0
1984 29 29 0
1985 15 15 0
1986 22 22 0
1987 12 12 0
1988 22 22 0
1989 15 15 0
1990 10 10 0
1991 11 11 0
1992 12 12 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 20 20 0
1995 10 10 0
1996 10 10 0
1997 12 12 0
1998 15 15 0
1999 16 16 0
2000 17 17 0
2001 12 12 0
2002 11 11 0
2003 10 10 0
2004 13 13 0
2005 11 11 0
2006 15 15 0
2007 8 8 0
2008 15 15 0
2009 5 5 0
2010 9 9 0
2011 14 14 0
2012 6 6 0
2013 9 9 0
2014 9 9 0
2015 17 17 0

Fun Facts about the name Ola

  • How many people with the first name Ola have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30,128 babies born with the first name Ola in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ola to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ola? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 67 new born babies.
  • When was Ola first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ola is Sunday, February 16th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Ola born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ola was in 1921 with a total of 755 babies.
  • Random Ola Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ola ranks 66th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 71 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Ola: Your name in reverse order is Alo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ola. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ola? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 602 people with the last name Ola.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ola? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ola as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Ola as a first name

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Popularity of Ola as a last name

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Common last names for Ola

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  • Johnson
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  • Davis
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  • Thomas
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  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Harris
  • White
  • Martin
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ola U.S.
  White 28.41% 64.26%
  African American 33.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 17.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 18.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ola

People with the last name Ola are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ola" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ola as well as things modernly associated with the name Ola such as celebrities named Ola.

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Ola

The name "Ola" is of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Ancestor's heir". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper
Wiktionary
  1. Alternative form of olay

ola was also found in the following language(s): Chichewa, Galician, Hawaiian, Irish, Latgalian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Occitan, Portuguese, Samoan, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, and Volapük

Notable Persons With the Name Ola

Ola Rapace

Ola Rapace is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1999. Ola was given the name Pär Ola Norell on December 3rd, 1971 in Tyresö, Sweden.

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Ola Ray

Ola Ray is a notable human. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 1987. Ola was born on August 26th, 1960 in St. Louis.

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Ola Jordan

Ola Jordan is a dancer. Ola was given the name Aleksandra Grabowska on September 30th, 1982 in Nasielsk.

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Ola Toivonen

Ola Toivonen is a soccer player for the Sunderland A.F.C., Degerfors IF, Örgryte IS, Malmö FF, PSV Eindhoven, Stade Rennais F.C., Sweden national under-17 football team, Sweden national under-19 football team, and Sweden national under-21 football team. Ola was born on July 3rd, 1986 in Degerfors, Sweden.

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Ola John

Ola John is a soccer player for the Reading F.C., S.L. Benfica, FC Twente, Hamburger SV, Netherlands national under-17 football team, Netherlands national under-19 football team, and Netherlands national under-21 football team. Ola was born on May 19th, 1992 in Zwedru, Liberia.

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Ola Kamara

Ola Kamara is a soccer player for the Columbus Crew SC, Frigg Oslo FK, Stabæk Fotball, Hønefoss BK, Strømsgodset Toppfotball, SV Ried, TSV 1860 München, FK Austria Wien, Molde FK, and Norway national football team. Ola was born on October 15th, 1989 in Oslo.

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  • Ola Gjeilo
    (composer)
  • Ola Salo
    (singing)
  • Ola Al-Fares
    (journalist)
  • Ola Mildred Rexroat
    (aviator)
  • Ola
    (singing)
  • Ola Ullsten
    (Minister for Foreign Affairs)
  • Ola Lee Mize
    (famed human)
  • Ola Vigen Hattestad
    (influential human)
  • Ola Lindgren
    (famous person)
  • Ola Ahlvarsson 220px
    (entrepreneur)
  • Ola Tunander
    (important human)
  • Ola Kvernberg
    (musician)
  • Ola Ibrahim
    (Chief of Defence Staff)
  • Ola Onabule
    (famed somebody)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ola

John Ola

John Ola is a mobster, hyman roth's bodyguard, gangster, and hyman roth.

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Ola

Ola is a pop music singing. Ola was given the name Ola Nils Håkan Svensson on February 23rd, 1986 in Lund. Ola is also known as Ola.

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Michael Ola

Michael Ola is a football player for the Detroit Lions. Michael was born on April 19th, 1988 in Riverdale, Georgia.

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Sis Ram Ola

Sis Ram Ola was a Minister of Labour, Employment, Minister of Mines, Employment (India), and Ministry of Mines (India). Sis was born on July 30th, 1927 in Jhunjhunu. He breathed his last breath on December 15th, 2013.

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Mo'Cheddah

Mo'Cheddah is a hip hop music musician. She was most active from 2009 to present. Mo'Cheddah was given the name Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola on October 16th, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Daniel Ola

Daniel Ola is a soccer player for the A.S. Bisceglie Calcio 1913, King Faisal Babes FC, Étoile Carouge FC, S.S. Lazio, L'Aquila Calcio 1927, S.S. Teramo Calcio, A.C. Cesena, PFC Botev Plovdiv, Persebaya Surabaya, FC Jūrmala, FC Daugava, FC UTA Arad, and S.S. Fidelis Andria 1928. Daniel was born on November 23rd, 1982 in Accra.

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What does the name Ola mean?

Ois for observant, nothing gets by you!

Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

Ais for admirable, you certainly are!

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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