Olga (name)

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Olga
St Olga by Nesterov in 1892.jpg
An icon of St. Olga.
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameOld Norse
Meaningholy
Other names
Related namesOleg, Helga

Olga is an East Slavic female given name, derived from the Old Norse name Helga. It is used in Russia (Ольга), Ukraine (Ольга, transliterated Olha), Belarus (Вольга, transliterated Vol'ha), Bulgaria (Олга transliterated Ólga), the Czech Republic, Greece and Cyprus (Όλγα, Ólgha), Georgia (ოლგა (Olga) or more archaic ოლღა (Olgha)), Latvia, Lithuania, Albania, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Serbia (Олга or Оља), North Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Spain and Latin America.

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

The male equivalent is Oleg (Олeг).

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