Helga

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Helga
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/NameOld Norse
Meaningheilagr - "holy", "blessed"
Other names
Related namesHelle, Helge, Helga, Helka, Oili, Olga, Helga, Helgi
 
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Helga
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/NameOld Norse
Meaningheilagr - "holy", "blessed"
Other names
Related namesHelle, Helge, Helga, Helka, Oili, Olga, Helga, Helgi

Helga (derived from Old Norse heilagr - "holy", "blessed") is a female name, used mainly in Scandinavia, Iceland, Germany and Hungary (Hege, Helle, Helge, Helga, Helka or Oili). The name was in use in England before the Norman Conquest, but appears to have died out afterwards. It was re-introduced to English-speaking nations in the 20th century from Germany and the Nordic countries. Eastern Slavic name Olga (Ольга) is derived from it. Scandinavian male equivalent is Helge, or Helgi.

Name days: Estonia - May 31, Hungary - October 3, Latvia - August 11, Sweden - November 21, Finland - May 31, Greece -11 July

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