[ 2 syll. o-la, ol-a ] The baby boy name Ola is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is OW-Laa- †. Ola is used predominantly in the Scandinavian language and it is derived from Old Norse origins. Ola is a variant of the name Olaf (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian).
See also the related category scandinavian.
Ola is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1907, 0.006% of baby boys were given the name Ola. Its ranking then was #917. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity, and is currently of irregular use. Within all boy names in its group, Ola was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. In the past century Ola has predominantly been a girl name. In 1907, Ola as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 16 times.
Baby names that sound like Ola include Ohel (Hebrew), Olay (Scandinavian), Oli (English), Olo (Spanish), Oalo (Spanish), Oliwa (Hawaiian), Oluwa (African), and Ole (English, German, and Scandinavian).
† English pronunciation for Ola: OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"