Olga (name)

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Olga
St Olga by Nesterov in 1892.jpg
An icon of St. Olga.
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Old Norse
Meaning holy
Other names
Related names Oleg, Helga

Olga is an Slavic female given name, derived from Old Norse name Helga. It is used in Russia (Ольга), Ukraine (Ольга, transliterated Olha), Belarus (Вольга, transliterated Vol'ha), Bulgaria (Олга transliterated Ólga), Poland, the Faroe Islands, the Czech Republic, Greece and Cyprus (Όλγα, Ólgha), Finland, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Spain (Olga), Portugal, Iceland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and Latin America. The male equivalent is Oleg (Олeг).

A diminutives include Olya, Olka, Olenka, etc.

Name days (St. Olga of Kiev): Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece and France – July 11, Slovakia – July 23, Russia – July 24, Hungary – July 27.

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