olga, st

Olga

[ol-guh, ohl-; Russian awl-guh]
noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 968?, regent of Kiev until 955: saint of the Russian Orthodox Church.
2.
a female given name: from a Scandinavian word meaning “holy.”
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Olga
fem. proper name, from Rus., probably from Norse Helga, lit. "holy" (see health). The masc. form is Oleg.
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