Olov (or Olof) is a Swedish form of Olav/Olaf, meaning "ancestor's descendant". A common short form of the name is ''Olle''. The name may refer to: *Per-Olov Ahrén (1926–2004), Swedish clergyman, bishop of Lund from 1980 to 1992 *Per-Olov Brasar (born 1950), retired professional ice hockey forward *Olov Englund (born 1983), Swedish bandy player *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 (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 (born 1977), Swedish footballer *Olof Mörck (born 1981), Swedish guitarist and songwriter, member of Amaranthe *Olof Palme (1927–1986), Swedish Prime Minister 1969–1976 and 1982–1986 *Olle Romo, musician *Olof Rudbeck (1630–1702), internationally known as Olaus Rudbeck (as he wrote his name like that in Latin), Swedish scientist *Sven-Olov Sjödelius (born 1933), Swedish sprint canoeist who competed from the early 1950s to the early 1960s *Olof Skötkonung (c. 980–1022), king of Sweden 995–1022 *Olov Svebilius, Archbishop of Uppsala, Sweden, 1681–1700 *Olof Swartz (1760–1818), Swedish scientist *Olof Thorin (1912-2004), Swedish mathematician *Zhaleh Olov (born 1927), actress and dubbing artist *Olle Åhlund (1920–1996), Swedish footballer

Fictional characters

*Olof Koskela, a main character of the novel The Song of the Blood-Red Flower by Johannes Linnankoski


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