Olga (name)

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

Olga is a 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), the Czech Republic, Greece and Cyprus (Όλγα, Ólgha), Latvia, Lithuania, Albania, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Spain (Olga), France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, South Africa, and Latin America. The male equivalent is Oleg (Олeг).

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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Fictional characters[edit]

  • Olga Gurlukovich, a fictional character from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Olga Pataki, a character from the American animated television series Hey Arnold!

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