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Meaning and Origin of: Olan boy

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First name origin & meaning:

Scandinavian: Royal ancestor

First name variations: Olin, Illee

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. Swedish: probably an ornamental name, but unexplained.
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