Olin Name Meaning & Origin

Olin

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Comments and insights on the name Olin: | Edit

Lino and Olin are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Olin: | Edit

The first of my husbands two middle names is Olin. It is the one he prefers as the other is rather common for his generation.
My son is named Olin after his Great Grandfather.
My oldest son's name is Olin. We wanted something -somewhat- uncommon.

Nicknames for Olin: | Edit

Olie (Oh-lee), O, Ol (Ole), Ravi-Olie

Meanings and history of the name Olin: | Edit

Middle English origin: From the word holly, the evergreen shrub or tree; (Middle English holi(n), Old English holegn).

Old Norse origin: of the ancestors or "ancestor's heir" or "family's descendant"

Swedish: "to inherit"

Possible diminutive form of the name Olaf which has the same Old Norse meaning.

Possible variation of the name "Olen", Russian for deer.

Famous real-life people named Olin: | Edit

Given name:
Olin Howland, American character actor
Olin Kreutz, professional football player for the Chicago Bears
Olin Smith, musician
Olin Stephens, American yacht designer

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Bob Olin, American boxer and former world light heavyweight champion
Charles H. Olin, Canadian politician from the Northwest Territories and Alberta
Franklin W. Olin, American industrialist, founder of the Olin Corporation and creator of the F. W. Olin Foundation
Gideon Olin, American politician from Vermont
Henry Olin, American politician from Vermont
Jim Olin, American politician from Virginia
John M. Olin, American industrialist, son of Franklin W. Olin
Ken Olin, American television actor, director and producer
Kristina Axén Olin, Swedish Moderate Party politician
Laurie Olin, American landscape architect
Lena Olin, Swedish actress
Margreth Olin, Norwegian film director
Roxy Olin, American actress and socialite, daughter of Ken Olin
Steve Olin, American professional baseball player
Stig Olin, Swedish actor
Thomas F. Olin, American industrialist, Chairman of Archway Cookies, Incorporated.
William M. Olin, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth

Olin in song, story & screen: | Edit

Olin, a fictional character on the TV series General Hospital

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