[ 2 syll. o-la, ol-a ] The baby girl name Ola is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced OW-Laa- †. Ola has its origins in the Old Greek and Old Norse languages. It is used largely in Polish and English. From Old Norse roots, its meaning is 'ancestral relic' - in this context, Ola can be used in the English language.
In addition, Ola is a form (Polish) of Alexandra.
Ola is also a form (Polish) of the English, German, and Scandinavian Helga.
Ola is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1902, 0.129% of baby girls were named Ola. It was #147 in rank then. The baby name has substantially slipped in popularity since then, and is currently used only on a very light scale. In 2012, within the family of girl names directly related to Ola, Alexandra was the most regularly used. Ola has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century. In 1907, 16 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Ola.
† Pronunciation for Ola: OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"