Female, H names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Helga

Helga is a Scandinavian female name, the feminine form of Helge meaning “holy, blessed” from heilagr (holy, blessed) which comes from Proto-Germanic *hailagaz (holy, blessed) which is composed from *hailaz (healthy, sound; whole, unbroken; complete) derived from PIE *kóylos (healthy, whole); and *-gaz, an adjective used to denote something meaning “of being, having, or doing”.

Nicknames: Olya (Russian diminutive of Olga)

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Hella (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German)
  • Helle (Danish)
  • Láilá (Sami)
  • Áile (Sami)
  • Laila (Scandanavian, Finnish)
  • Olga (Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek)
  • Helka (Finnish)
  • Volha (Belarusian)
  • Aila (Finnish)
  • Aili (Finnish)
  • Oili (Finnish)
  • Olgica (Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of Olga)
  • Olja (Serbian)
  • Oľga (Slovak)
  • Olha (Ukrainian)

 

Male forms:

  • Helge (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German)
  • Helgi (Ancient Scandinavian)
  • Oleg (Russian)
  • Oleh (Ukrainian)

 

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