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Olov or Olof is a Swedish form of Olav/Olaf, meaning "ancestor's descendant".[1] A common short form of the name is Olle. The name may refer to:

Per-Olov Ahrén
Per-Olov Ahrén
(1926–2004), Swedish clergyman, bishop of Lund from 1980 to 1992 Per-Olov Brasar (born 1950), retired professional ice hockey forward Olof Gustafsson (born 1990), Swedish UX Designer Olov Englund (born 1983), Swedish bandy player Per Olov Enquist
Per Olov Enquist
(born 1934), one of Sweden's internationally best known authors Olle Hagnell (1924-2011), Swedish psychiatrist Karl Olov Hedberg (1923–2007), botanist, taxonomist, author, professor at Uppsala University Olle Hellbom (1925–1982), Swedish film director Per Olov Jansson (born 1920), Finnish photographer Olof Johansson
Olof Johansson
(born 1937), Swedish politician Per-Olov Kindgren (born 1956), Swedish musician, composer, guitarist and music teacher Olov Lambatunga, Archbishop of Uppsala, Sweden, 1198–1206 Sven-Olov Lawesson (1926–1988), Swedish chemist known for his popularization of Lawesson's reagent within the chemical community Sven Olov Lindholm (1903–1998), Swedish Nazi leader, active in Swedish fascist organizations from the 1920s to the 1950s Per-Olov Löwdin (1916–2000), Swedish physicist, professor at the University of Uppsala from 1960 to 1983 Olof Mellberg
Olof Mellberg
(born 1977), Swedish footballer Olof Palme
Olof Palme
(1927–1986), Swedish Prime Minister 1969–1976 and 1982–1986 Olle Romo, musician Olof Rudbeck (1630–1702), internationally known as Olaus Rudbeck
Olaus Rudbeck
(as he wrote his name like that in Latin), Swedish scientist Sven-Olov Sjödelius
Sven-Olov Sjödelius
(born 1933), Swedish sprint canoeist who competed from the early 1950s to the early 1960s Olof Skötkonung
Olof Skötkonung
(c. 980–1022), king of Sweden 995–1022 Olov Svebilius, Archbishop of Uppsala, Sweden, 1681–1700 Olof Swartz
Olof Swartz
(1760–1818), Swedish scientist Olof Thorin (1912-2004), Swedish mathematician Zhaleh Olov
Zhaleh Olov
(born 1927), actress and dubbing artist Olle Åhlund
Olle Åhlund
(1920–1996), Swedish footballer

References[edit]

^ Mike Campbell. "Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Olov". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 

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