[ol-guh, ohl-; Russian awl-guh]
- Saint,died a.d. 968?, regent of Kiev until 955: saint of the Russian Orthodox Church.
- a female given name: from a Scandinavian word meaning “holy.”
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Examples from the Web for olga
“Oh let them in, Olga,” they suddenly heard the voice of Havel, who climbed out of bed in his pajamas.
Olga was on guard as always, and categorically refused to open the door unless the police produced a warrant.
There are numerous paintings and drawings of Olga, who served as Picasso's muse for many years.
Olga had served as a professional ballerina for the Ballets Russes up until she met Picasso in 1917.
Richardson placed the small, black and white image next to Le Repos, a large-scale painting of Olga rendered in 1932.
They sounded bad—oh, very; but perhaps Olga had got them wrong.The Very Small Person
Annie Hamilton Donnell
Olga and Lena and every woman of them all who lives in a glass house will throw stones.The Eternal City
Tell me, Olga, do you still love me as well as before you went away?
Olga (for that was the name of my little wife) wished to go to Alaska.
I looked often in the direction of home and Olga, but the hills were between us.
Word Origin and History for olga
fem. proper name, from Russian, probably from Norse Helga, literally "holy," from Proto-Germanic *haliaga, from PIE *kailo- (see health). The masc. form is Oleg.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper