Gender: Female Meaning of Olga: "holy" Origin of Olga: Russian

Olga Origin and Meaning

The name Olga is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "holy".

This Russian classic still has something of an exotic feel. Olga was one of Chekhov's Three Sisters, the name of the saint who was instrumental in spreading Christianity in Russia and the name of one of the USSR's most famous and popular gymnasts, Olga Korbut.

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Famous People Named Olga

Pop Culture References for the name Olga

Elga, Olva, Ollya, Olja, Helsa, Olia, Helga

Olga's International Variations

Ola (Polish) Lelya, Olesya, Lesya, Olyusha, Olka, Olenka, Olya (Russian) Oluska, Olina, Olunka (Czech) Olli, Olly (Estonian)


Olga(Olika - special for highl Says:


I'm sorry for making mistakes in English, but I really want to say this:
You know what actually sounds ugly? These disgusting things that you say about the name. And these things sound ugly in absolutely any language, unlike the names.

Bobcat108 Says:


This is something that's puzzled me for a long sounds from other languages get "translated" into English w/letters that don't actually express their sound.

Daiseymae Says:


Yeah, ogre.

Daiseymae Says:


One of the ugliest names ever!

Rainbow glitter Says:


I hate this name. It's child abuse to name a kid Olga. It lacks grace and femininity. It also makes me think of a troll. I mean,who would wanna go out with a girl called that,just listen to it...It makes me sick. I'm not hating or anything and i can totally understand that some people might like this name,we all have different tastes. I apologise if your name is Olga.

indiefendi2 Says:


Apparently it's supposed to be pronounced ol-ya.

zhenya Says:


agreed. this name erks me.

Daiseymae Says:


This name reminds me of "ogre".

Maria Says:


I agree with Hydra, it's a Russian name so you should consider native pronunciation, believe me it sounds very soft and feminine in Russian, it is more like O-li-ka, English is butchered many Slavic names, I'm sorry for your ears ;)

Octavia Joan Says:


I have a friend who is called Olga Villa and she's ambitious, sweet and fiesty.

Marlaina Says:


My grandmother's name was Olga. She was an unpleasant mean old Russian woman and the name fit her perfectly.
I don't understand why her parents named her this when she had a sister with the pretty name of Rose...
I sometimes tease my hubby by saying that I'm going to honor my grandma by naming our second child after her. He cringes and immediately says NO!

Marlaina Says:


My grandmother's name was Olga. She was an unpleasant mean old Russian woman who fit the name perfectly. I don't understand why her parents named her this when she had a sister with the pretty name Rose...

katinka Says:


I think it's sweet!

nipnerb Says:


Once, when I was younger, me and my friends were playing town, and we decided to make a gym. Of course, we'd never been to a gym; our impression was that gyms were for the elderly (and squats). Thus Old Lady Gym Association was born. Olga. I have never gotten past this.

Impwood Says:


Please...Olga is exotic and beautiful. The only kind of beauty in a name that seems to be recognised now is that of sweet, lilting sounds, but there are other ways in which a name can fit that definition. Olga is distinctive and delicate and powerful, and I immediately picture an unusually beautiful woman. Helga too. I can't help wishing that namers nowadays were more broad-minded and would be dazzled by these names too.
But then, perhaps that is a hypocritical thing to say, as we all have names we dislike, and taste IS subjective.

snowsbeloved Says:


Although I (marginally) know an Olga (and she is gorgeous!), I still categorize this name with ugly, retching names, like Hilda, Agnes or Mildred.

kertheshe Says:


Well... Better than 'Helga', at least.

Louise Wilding Says:


I don't think it translates well.

clairels Says:


I'm really torn about this name. On first glance, I think "ugly old witch with a wart on her noise." Think about it a little bit more, I can see an exotic, mysterious blonde European woman. If I think about it beyond that...maybe it's back to the first image. I can't decide.

Hydra Says:


I love Olga. Don't know why, I just do. It's much better pronounced in most any other language than English, usually.

indiefendi2 Says:


Olga is in the same vein as Ursula and Mildred. Incredibly curt and unattractive. But Uma I love.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I make a lot of typos too... especially on my tablet.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Sorry too, totally understand though, i'm the exact same :)

raevynstar Says:


sorry. I just get easily offended sometimes, though I know I shouldn't. :)

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I probably could've worded it better, troll might be a bit confusing, probably should've used ogre. Olga the ogre is the image i'm trying to portray. FYI I don't mind that you like the name, that's why I said "okay then" because there is nothing I could even do, opinions can't be wrong.

raevynstar Says:


Can we just agree to disagree? I mean, really. *****BTW*** I think pointing out someone's typo is just rude and pretentious. My keyboard doesn't work sometimes. >:(

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Ok then

BTW *it's

raevynstar Says:


t's not OBVIOUS, not in this day and age. BTW, I really like the name.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Well obvioulsy a mythical one, or just a very ugly lady

raevynstar Says:

2015-01-28T10:51:56 a mythical troll or an Internet troll? 0.0

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I can see this being the name of a troll.

sistergoldenhair Says:


origins of Olga are scandinavian, it's just version of Helga.

sashapizzarova Says:


Olga never had any exotic oomph. It's another one of those names that sounds like a vomitting noise or choking. So are so many other pretty Russian names.

unicornluvgirl Says:


Excuse you, Nameberry! ;) I think Olga still has "exotic oomph". It's sharp and now unusual, but also feminine and sweet.