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What does Olga mean?

Olga Pronunciation of Olga [ol-ga] as a girls' name is pronounced OL-gah. It is of Old Norse and Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Olga is "blessed, holy; successful". The Russian form of Helga. Popular in the Russian imperial family. The Russian Saint Olga was a princess from Kiev and a 10th-century Christian convert. Gymnast Olga Korbut.

Associated with: scandinavian, norse, blessed, russian, saint, princess.


Olga has 5 variants: Elga, Helga, Ola, Olenka and Olia.

Olga has 2 more related forms via Helga: Hege and Hella.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Olega, Oliga, ..

(male) Olgaos, Olgari, ..

How popular is Olga?

Olga is a very prominent first name for females (#277 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#118954 out of 150436, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Olga for girls. Olga reached its highest rank of #138 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Olga name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Olga outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Shown below is a study of the ranking of Olga and associated names. Prominent related forms of Olga are Ola and Helga. Other forms, like Hege, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Olga was at its highest during 1890-1899 (adoption of 0.18%), but now, versions like Ola have fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Olga, Helga, Ola in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Olga and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Olga is pronounced similarly to Ealga and Ellga. Other recommended names are Erga, Inga, Oba, Oda, Ofra, Oleda, Olena, Oleta, Olexa, Olida, Olina, Olisa, Oliva, Olla, Olva, Oma, Omega, Ooma, Oona, Ora, Oria, Orla, Orna, Orpa, Orra, Orsa, Orya, Osma, Oula, Ozma, Vaga and Vega. These names tend to be less frequently used than Olga.

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