Olsen name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Olsen mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Olsen

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Sweden says the name Olsen means "Son of Ole/Ola".
  2. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Olsen means "Son of Ole or Ola".
  3. A submission from Canada says the name Olsen means "Son of ole. Based on traditional Norwegian naming practices until 1900's" and is of Norwegian origin.
  4. According to a user from Norway, the name Olsen means "Goddess, president,".
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International Interest
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  1. A surname​.

Olsen was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, and Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Olsen

Notable Persons Named Olsen

Olsen and Johnson

Olsen and Johnson is a slapstick and musical theatre author.

Olsen Racela

Olsen Racela is a basketball player for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Star Hotshots, and San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball Association. His career lasted from 1993 to 2011. Olsen was born on November 1st, 1970 in Quezon City.

Olsen Filipaina

Olsen was born on April 23rd, 1957.

Olsen Barr

Olsen was born on April 3rd, 1961.

Olsen Murrain

Olsen was born on April 24th, 1982 in Montserrat.

Olsen Giordano

Olsen Giordano is a sports team member for the St. George's F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Olsen

Notable Persons With the Last Name Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen is an actress. She was most active from 1993 to present. Elizabeth was given the name Elizabeth Chase Olsen on February 16th, 1989 in Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen is an actresses and fashion designers. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to 2012. Mary-Kate was given the name Mary-Kate Olsen on June 13th, 1986 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen is an actress, fashion designer, author, producer, businesswoman, and fashion design. She was most active from 1986 to 2012. Mary-Kate was born on June 13th, 1986 in Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.

Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen is an actress, fashion designer, author, producer, businesswoman, and fashion design. She was most prominent from 1987 to 2012. Ashley was given the name Ashley Fuller Olsen on June 13th, 1986 in Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.

Eric Christian Olsen

Eric Christian Olsen is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Eric was born on May 31st, 1977 in Eugene, Oregon.

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen is a folk music, folk rock, and indie rock musician. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Angel was born on January 22nd, 1987.

  • Susan Olsen
  • Greg Olsen
  • Christiana Figueres
  • Morten Olsen
    Soccer Player
  • Andy LaPlegua
  • Robin Olsen
    Soccer Player
  • Moroni Olsen
  • Ben Olsen
    Soccer Player
  • Egil Olsen
    Soccer Player
  • Mari Boine
  • Jesper Olsen
    Soccer Player
  • Gregory Olsen
  • Lars Olsen
    Soccer Player
  • José María Figueres Olsen
    Office Holder

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Olsen U.S.
  White 93.69% 64.26%
  African American 0.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Olsen

People with the last name Olsen are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Olsen

  • What name lists does Olsen rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Olsen? Olsen is the 26,438th most popular name of all time. As a last name Olsen was the 566th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Olsen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 219 babies born with the first name Olsen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Olsen to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Olsen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Olsen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Olsen is Monday, March 19th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Olsen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Olsen was in 2017 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Olsen Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Olsen is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 8 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Olsen: The name spelled backwards is Neslo. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lsoen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Olsen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 59,356 people with the last name Olsen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Olsen? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 20 of them will have Olsen as their last name.
  • Olsen name meaning

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