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Question about the Nickname Ola versus Aleksandra


Irisheyz77 3 | 44  
7 Sep 2007 /  #1
Ok...so this is probably a silly/stupid question but I've been curious about it ever since I was in Poland.

How do you get the nickname Ola from Aleksandra? What does Ola mean? Here in America many people with the name Alexandra will go by Alex or Allie......is Ola similar to one of those?
Ronek 1 | 261  
7 Sep 2007 /  #2
yup , Ola is a short form of Alexandra, like Alex is to Alexandra.
polishgirltx  
7 Sep 2007 /  #3
Ola is a short form of Alexandra

Ola - Aleksandra
Alex - Alexandra
Ronek 1 | 261  
7 Sep 2007 /  #4
true my fault. I've been using too much english lately so I've mixed up KS with X.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
7 Sep 2007 /  #5
I've mixed up KS with X

An easy thing to miks up!

What about a short form of Aleksander?
Ronek 1 | 261  
7 Sep 2007 /  #6
It's Olek
osiol 55 | 3,922  
7 Sep 2007 /  #7
I thought it would probably end in -ek.
But Olek rather than Alek.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
7 Sep 2007 /  #8
the form Alek also exists, but it sounds more "distinguished", so it's used for example by grown-ups who don't want to be called by the long version, they sometimes introduce themselves as Alek. Olek is just a standard diminuitive used for callings friends (if they aren't too snobby) or kids
alex+olka  
13 Nov 2009 /  #9
a short form of Alexander is Olek

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