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Gender: Female Meaning of Helga: "prosperous, successful" Origin of Helga: Scandinavian

The name Helga is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "prosperous, successful". Helga and is often added to lists like Names from Harry Potter and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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Flat-footed and broad-bottomed.

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Famous People Named Helga

Helga Niessen Masthoff, German tennis player
Helga Liné (born Helga Lina Stern), German-born Portuguese-Spanish actress
Helga Mathilde Meyer, German opera singer and mother of Sandra Bullock
Helga Frier, Danish actress
Helga Krapf, German-Filipina actress
Helga Hörz, German philosopher
Helga Pedersen, Norwegian politician
Helga Zepp-LaRouche, German political activist; wife of Lyndon LaRouche
Helga Seidler, German runner
Helga Feddersen, German actress
Helga Dernesch, Austrian operatic soprano
Helga Anders, Austrian actress
Helga Testorf, German model for painter Andrew Wyeth
Helga Erika Ivertowski Hörz, German philosopher and feminist
Helga Haase, German speedskater
Helga von Cramm, German-Swiss painter
Sharon Helga Corr, Irish singer of band The Corrs

Pop Culture References for the name Helga

Helga Hufflepuff, character in the Harry Potter series
Helga Geraldine Pataki, character on animated series "Hey Arnold!"
Helga Phugly, character in animated series "The Oblongs"
Helga, a character in Hans Christian Andersen's "The Marsh King's Daughter"
Helga, wife of Hägar the Horrible in the newspaper comic strip
Helga Sinclair, mercenary in Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Helga, character in video game Suikoden IV
Helga Geerhart, character on British TV series 'Allo 'Allo!
Helga Von Guggen, character in animated television series Totally Spies
Helga, character in fighting video game Human Killing Machine
Helga von Hinten, character in Taboo (TV Series), played by Franka Potente


Helga's International Variations

Helge (Norwegian) Helje (Danish)