What does Helga mean?
Helga [hel-ga] as a girls' name is pronounced HEL-gah. It is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Helga is "prosperous, successful; holy". From heilagr (which can also mean "holy") which derives from Germanic heill "hale, happy". See also Olga.
Affiliated girl name: Elga.
1 masculine form: Helge.Creative forms:
(female) Halga, Helda, ..
(male) Hela, Helgar, .. Middle name pairings:
Helga Christiana (H.C.), ..
How popular is Helga?
Helga is a very popular first name for women (#957 out of 4276, Top 22%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Helga reached its apex position of #634 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Olga and Ola are the prominent alternative forms of Helga appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Olia, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Helga was at its highest 125 years ago (usage of 0.2%), but now, forms like Olga have become somewhat dated.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Ealga, Ellga, Hala, Halea, Halia, Halma, Heda, Hedda, Hedia, Hedlea (see Hadley), Hedya, Heida, Helana, Helen▼, Helena, Helia, Helima, Helisa, Hellia, Helma, Helsa, Hema, Hena, Henia, Henka, Hera, Herma, Herta, Hetta, Hilda▼, Hilma▼, Holda, Huela, Huella, Hulda▼, Hylda, Senga and Vega. These names tend to be less frequently used than Helga.See names in meaning and etymology.