Definition of Olaf in English:


proper noun

  • 1The name of five kings of Norway.

    1. 1.1Olaf I Tryggvason(969–1000), reigned 995–1000.
    2. 1.2Olaf II Haraldsson(c.995–1030), reigned 1016–30; canonized as St Olaf for his attempts to spread Christianity in his kingdom. He is the patron saint of Norway. Feast day, 29 July.
    3. 1.3Olaf III Haraldsson(d.1093), reigned 1066–93.
    4. 1.4Olaf IV Haakonson(1370–87), reigned 1380–7.
    5. 1.5Olaf V(1903–91), reigned 1957–91; full name Olaf Alexander Edmund Christian Frederik.