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[ol-guh, ohl-; Russian awl-guh] /ˈɒl gə, ˈoʊl-; Russian ˈɔl gə/
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.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "But we have not come to the end of our little comedy yet, Olga," went on Romanoff.

    The Everlasting Arms Joseph Hocking
  • If you would put your mind on it when you are reading, Olga, you would enjoy it.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Without a word Olga put aside her work and went to the gas stove.

    The Torch Bearer I. T. Thurston
  • "I am only human, Olga," he said, in an interval when she had fallen to quiet weeping.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • “Until you are worn out with the strain of it all,” Laura said as Olga paused.

    The Torch Bearer I. T. Thurston
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
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