Olga Name Meaning & Origin

Olga

Pronunciation: OHL-gə (key)

Origin of the name Olga:

Feminine form of Oleg (holy), a name derived from the Scandinavian Helgi, which has its root in the Old Norse heill (hale, hearty; blessed, holy).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Olya

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Nicknames for Olga

Olya, Olly, Olguis, Olguita
Olen'ka, Olechka, Olushka, Lyala

Meanings and history of the name Olga

From Old Norse, meaning "holy"

Famous real-life people named Olga

Olga Nikolaevna Romanova, Grand Duchess of Russia (1895-1918)
Olga Guillot, singer
Olga Breeskin, TV hostess
Olga Korbut, gymnast
Olga Kurylenko, Ukrainian/French actress
Olga Tanon, Latin singer

Olga in song, story & screen

Olga Pataki, Helga's sister on Nickelodeon's Hey Arnold!
Olga Larina, Tatiana's sister in Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin"

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