Olga

[ ol-guh, ohl-; Russian awl-guh ]
/ ˈɒl gə, ˈoʊl-; Russian ˈɔl gə /
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noun

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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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.

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