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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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  • 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 Hall Caine
  • Olga (for that was the name of my little wife) wished to go to Alaska.

    The Trail of a Sourdough May Kellogg Sullivan
  • Tell me, Olga, do you still love me as well as before you went away?

    The Trail of a Sourdough May Kellogg Sullivan
  • I looked often in the direction of home and Olga, but the hills were between us.

    The Trail of a Sourdough May Kellogg Sullivan
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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