Olga

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed in the 19th century from Russian Ольга (Olʹga), a saints' name borne by Russian royalty, a medieval form of Helga, Old Norse heilagr (holy, prosperous).

Proper noun[edit]

Olga

  1. A female given name.
    • 1993 Oscar Hijuelos: The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien. ISBN 0-14-023028-9 page 6:
      Olga was named after a Russian ballerina whose picture had once appeared in a local advertisement for a ballet company that was to perform in Philadelphia during the weeks of her impending conception, and who was shown pirouetting on a point of light, impressing their mother.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Fashionable in several West European countries around 1900.

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Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ольга (Olʹga)

Proper noun[edit]

Olga f

  1. A female given name.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ольга (Olʹga)

Proper noun[edit]

Olga

  1. A female given name.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ольга (Olʹga). First recorded as a given name of Finns in 1812.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈolgɑ/
  • Hyphenation: Ol‧ga

Proper noun[edit]

Olga

  1. A female given name.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ольга (Olʹga) in the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Olga

  1. A female given name of Russian origin.

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Olga f

  1. A female given name

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1858. From Russian Ольга (Olʹga).

Proper noun[edit]

Olga f

  1. A female given name.
  2. A transliteration of the Russian female given name Ольга (Olʹga).

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References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Olga was the only given name of 21 409 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010, including Russian speakers.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ольга (Olʹga) around 1800.

Proper noun[edit]

Olga

  1. A female given name.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ольга (Olʹga).

Proper noun[edit]

Olga f

  1. A female given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ольга (Olʹga). First recorded in Sweden in 1843.

Proper noun[edit]

Olga

  1. A female given name.