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Olga was the name of one of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia's daughters.
Mommy2B  4/15/2005
Saint Olga is commemorated on the 11th July.
wiswina  12/12/2005
I hate it, it just, well, I would think it belongs to an ugly woman.
CoBy  3/17/2006
I used to hate my name because it sounds serious and I asked my friends to call me "Ola" but now I think it's nice.
olgam  4/14/2006
I agree, it can seem quite a hard name, but it has the most beautiful diminutives. Olya, Olen'ka, Olechka, Ol'ka, Olish'ka...
SaraFeodorovna  7/31/2006
Also used in Portugal. [noted -ed]
pardal  4/28/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Olga here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
On "Hey Arnold", Helga had an older sister with this name.
Hailey2006  11/26/2006
A pet form of Olga is "Olia". I met a young Russian ballerina who went by this.
CamilleTheGreat  12/17/2006
A famous bearer is Polish actress Olga Sosnovska (Spooks, All My Children). She was born 21 May 1972 in Warszawa, Poland.
Maggie_Simpson  12/23/2006
I find Olga an ugly name, of a big, beefy woman, just the same as I find Helga. Not flattering at all, unless the bearer is beautiful.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2006
Actress Olga Leonardovna Knipper was the wife of Anton Chekov and among the 39 original members of the Moscow Art Theatre, when it was formed by Konstantin Stanislavsky in 1898. She was the first to play Arkadina in The Seagull (1898), Masha in The Three Sisters, and Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard (1904). German actress Olga Tchechowa was her niece.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2007
I'm sorry but this name is the most ugly name I know. It just sound so UGLY! I once knew a very, very sweet and beautiful girl with this name, but still I hate the name. I'm glad it means "blessed": then there's something beautiful about it!
elliebeth  1/12/2007
This name reminds me of someone with a unibrow or a huge hairy mole.
ellahcooper2495  1/29/2007
I used to hate this name A LOT! But I've recently met someone named Olga, and she is very pretty and nice and nothing you'd think an "Olga" might be. She's Russian.
minikupcake  2/2/2007
I don't know if it means much, but the name Olga has showed up a bit in sample dialogues and such a bit over my years of studying Spanish. Come to think of it, I think I've heard of a few Spanish-speaking Olgas.
listrait  2/14/2007
Olga´s pet forms are Olin(k)a, Olusha, Olly, Olgina, Olaf.
Karcoolka  3/22/2007
Olga is kind of an ugly name, not a name I'll name my daughters, but possibly a middle name because I adore the Russian Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia.
MandieCampbell  5/4/2007
On Hey Aronld Olga was the oldest sister of Helga.
kimmy2468  7/6/2007
At first it seems nearly repulsive, but after repeating it to yourself for a bit, it sounds quite lovely.
― Anonymous User  3/17/2008
I used to find it too harsh. But after seeing so much beautiful Russian Orthodox history associated with the name, I find it wonderful. In fact it's one of my favorite names for girls. If only I could convince my wife to consider it for a daughter. *SIGH*
Chrysostom  3/18/2008
Olga is a Slavic variant of the Scandinavian Helge. The name had an original meaning of "prosperous, successful."
sarahj  4/8/2008
Olga derives from the Old Slavic Volh meaning '(pagan) priest' or Volga meaning 'free man'.
mssdm  4/28/2008
It's a harsh-sounding name, and it makes me picture a very skinny, wrinkly-faced woman with hair dyed way too red and with too much eye make-up and heavily framed glasses. It sounds more like the name of a middle-aged woman than the name of someone young.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
This name is so ugly that it even sounds like the word 'ugly'!
diamondberries  8/24/2008
The name Olga was used generously in Royal families throughout the 19th and 20th century in Europe, including the Russian, Greek, and Danish royal families.
randomlyKeira  9/10/2008
Olga is also used in Italy, especially in the first years of the 20th century. It was the 11th most popular name in Rome in 1901. Today it sounds unfashionable.
presentperfect  12/22/2008
Olga is a very beautiful name when you look at its meaning and say it to yourself again and again for a little while, I would consider it for one of my daughters! =D
― Anonymous User  3/1/2009
At the moment, most people probably associate the name Olga with Olga Kurylenko, the Ukrainian "Bond Girl" in "Quantum of Solace".
LoQuiero  3/10/2009
This is my least favourite name. The sound, the look, my associations.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2009
I used to think this name is bad, but it has a pretty strong vibe when you think about it. I wouldn't name a child this though, maybe as a middle name. :)
― Anonymous User  5/31/2009
This name is also used in the Republic of Macedonia.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2009
Pet form of this name is Olya.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2009
This has been one of my favorite female names for quite awhile. The diminutives are also lovely, like Olya, Olyechka, Olyenka, and Olyeshenka. I don't get all of the hate for this name in the West. It makes me think of the beautiful Grand Duchess Olga, the oldest of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Aleksandra's four daughters. The name does sound softer when it's pronounced the native way.
Anyechka  9/21/2009
This name is very pretty, despite a lot of others' dislike of it. There aren't enough O names that are popular, so Olga would make a great choice if you wanted an O name and didn't want to use Olivia.
bananarama  10/30/2009
Olga was the eldest sister in Chekov's drama "Three Sisters". She was an over-tired school teacher and became headmistress at the end of the play.
JadePenbrooke  11/23/2009
I don't understand all of this hatred towards Olga! I think it's a beautiful name, quite pleasant to say, uncommon and elegant, and it doesn't sound like word 'ugly' at all! I recommend this name highly. A kid named Olga won't be teased and it will suit her from childhood to adulthood.
XxproudrulerxX  11/30/2009
Another famous girl by the name of Olga was Olga Romanov, the eldest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia (1895-1918).
alexmacf  12/19/2009
The "olg" part just isn't pleasing to me. Helga looks, sounds, is prettier and stronger. Both remind me vaguely of two of my favorite Hey Arnold characters.
lucyskydiamonds  1/23/2010
Wonderfully royal name! :)
walesgal92  4/17/2010
I hate it. It gives the image of an overweight, dirty, medieval peasant who feasts off raw animal meat and believes chicken bones bring good luck. Pretty unpleasant image, isn't it?
Black_X  5/9/2010
This is the name of Commercial and TV/Film actress/popular youtuber Olga Kay.
Hola123  8/15/2010
A name worthy of a king's daughter – simple but intriguing, time-honoured but not old-fashioned. To me, it gives the image of an independent young woman, gentle and kind-hearted, but strong and brave at the same time.
that one  12/4/2010
I will always have a soft spot for this name because it was the name of my Spanish-born mentor as a child. The meaning is quite lovely.
Chrila96  12/12/2010
Name of the Day: March 10, 2011.
AndrewJKD  3/13/2011
I love this name and I'm glad that it's becoming a bit of a trendy name here in Sweden. It's a great name because it's easy to say, it's simple and a bit mysterious at the same time, and it feels like a strong name. I've only met two Olgas so far and they were both from Russia and both were very sweet. Oh and I also know a cat named Olga.
marta-kajsa  5/27/2011
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia was the younger sister of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Missy  6/4/2011
The name Olga is also Greek and derives from Greek language.
This is its etymology: Ol-ga > Ol=dright, shiny- Ga=Γη=earth
Just like OLYMP (olympic)> Ol-mp > Ol=bright - mp> base, solid ground.
Just like the river Bolga > B-Olga > B> (greek)ευ = nice.
georgev1112  9/13/2011
It's one of those names I can take or leave, though it certainly wouldn't be my first choice, if paired with the right name, it could be cute and modern. Although, for the current times, it may work best as a middle name, unless of course, the person goes by their middle name (I do).
GibsonGirl  11/12/2011
I feel awful for anyone who ends up with this name. It is very outdated and sounds very harsh. When I hear the name Olga I think of an old witch like lady. Also, I feel like if someone named their child this, the child would be bullied a lot!
― Anonymous User  11/19/2011
Why do people associate this name with being ugly? Is because of the similarity in words?
― Anonymous User  1/26/2012
It's strange because it sometimes reminds me of a fair pretty woman, but then again it reminds me of an ugly old lady with warts all over her face and it sometimes reminds me of an ogre...
― Anonymous User  2/25/2012
In some odd way I actually like this name... a lot. I don't think of anyone old or ugly when I hear it. I think of a pretty Slavic girl with blonde hair and blue eyes.
blueeyesparkle  5/26/2012
Olga of Russia was the youngest daughter of Czar Alexander III and his wife Maria Feodorovna. She was the younger sister of Czar Nicholas II.
CarolinW  6/10/2012
Olga (1822-1892) was the daughter of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
Olga (1792-1795) was the daughter of Tsar Paul I and his wife Maria Feodorovna.
CarolinW  7/15/2012
I always imagined that somebody named Olga would be from Eastern Europe, tall, buff, hardline communist, kinda fat, and very loud. I imagine them being all their fathers ever wanted in a daughter, even though they are gigantic and gross. I picture an Olga being rude and stronger than all my friends combined. However, I did meet somebody named Olga today, so my views might change later. She's weird and talks when it doesn't seem appropriate, but she's not all the other things I said above. Quite frankly, I'd like to get to know her better just because of her name.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2012
Olga Zubarry was a well-known actress from Argentina who appeared in many classic Argentine films.
Buneary  12/26/2012
Name of the Day: March 10, 2013.
― Anonymous User  3/10/2013
The name Olga was given to 86 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
When I say this name it makes me feel like I'm saying "old-ga", but overall I think it's kind of cute and unique.
― Anonymous User  5/11/2014
The name is also rather common in Iceland.
vadskajagtamigtill  6/14/2015
I used to despise this name, but now I love it thanks to the beautiful Olga Nikolaevna Romanov (The First daughter of Tsar Nicholas II). Also, one of Tsar Nicholas II's sisters is named Olga Alexandrovna.
SH2237  7/14/2015
As someone who was born with this as a first name, let me tell you all I can about it.
For one thing, yes, I did hate it most of my childhood. I was called "ogre" as a kid.

Bottom line is yes, it doesn't sound like a very glamorous name. Yes, if you live in an area that lacks cultural diversity, kids aren't going to know what to think of your kid's weird Eastern European name and judge it harshly. But I grew out of it. In fact, until I read all these nasty comments about the name, I haven't felt conscious about it in years.

Bottom line is whether or not you choose this name for your child, remember that kids are jerks by nature, and so are most adults, so don't worry about what other people think when you choose your child's name. Probably a good idea to stay away from it if you live in an area that lacks overall diversity and acceptance.
One last thing: don't pronounce it wrong. The "l" is there for a reason, so don't say "oh-ga".
― Anonymous User  1/25/2016
Funny to see how different the name sounds for English-speakers. In Russian, it's pronounced with a soft "l": "Ol'ga", I'd say it feels a bit cold (like cold water) but otherwise very beautiful name. Specially the diminutive "Olya", it makes me think about a girl with big round eyes. I know few Olyas, all are quite cool.
Firr  3/1/2016
The name is also used in Iceland. [noted -ed]
jegharenbumsipanden  3/22/2016
Personally Olga is not a name I really like, I think maybe because of media it sounds a bit ugly in English countries. But in countries in which it is more common and traditional, I bet people love it!
― Anonymous User  5/23/2016
Olga is a nice name. Why don't people like it?
Eileen1209864  6/12/2016
The name Olga was given to 59 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
Hungarian pronunciation: OL-gaw.
HerculePoirot  8/26/2016
Olga is also a Greek name, in its letters, it is Όλγα. [noted -ed]
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  11/5/2016
Olga is also used in Croatia.
goricar  11/23/2016
The name gives me the impression of a beefy Russian female wrestler.
Helga is a close relative, perhaps a sister and colleague of this wrestler.
Uberprof  12/12/2016
Russian nicknames for Olga:

Olya, Olechka, Olenka, Olyusha.
― Anonymous User  12/15/2016
Also used in Greece. (Ολγα) [noted -ed]
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  1/18/2017
Olga Voronets was a leading Russian mezzo-soprano folk singer of the 1960s and 1970s. She was named a People's Artist of Russia in 1978.

Voronets was born in 1926 in Smolensk. She attended the VGIK and the Sokolniki opera school. Having made her debut at the age of 21, Voronets gained a wider audience after the International Folk Song Festival in 1956. In the 1960s, Voronets rivalled Lyudmila Zykina in popularity.
lilolaf  2/2/2017
This is one of the WORST names I've ever heard! It ties with Bertha as being the most REPULSIVE and DISGUSTING girl name ever. Whoever has the name Olga should get their name legally changed ASAP.
Katesnames15  4/20/2017
Olga Vladimirovna Smirnova is an amateur Russian-born Kazakhstani freestyle wrestler, who played for the women's lightweight category. She is a two-time Olympian, a three-time medalist at the European Senior Championships, and a gold medalist for the 50 kg class at the 1996 World Wrestling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Smirnova also added a silver medal from the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, and bronze from the 2007 World Wrestling Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, representing her adopted nation Kazakhstan.
cutenose  5/24/2017
Olga is a very nice, powerful name and fits a slim blonde with blue eyes and aristocratic facial features. Of course the English speaking people of the world will associate it with German culture, which they hate with great intensity and they even started two world wars to prevent German culture from spreading, so avoid it if you are in an English speaking nation.
cleverboy  5/28/2017
It's a bit strange that the name is detested by so many people - it's quite nice. It is likely, though, that the problem has its roots in the pronunciation of the name. In English, where there's no soft l' sound, it sounds rather harsh, and that's what I'd agree on with those who dislike it. However, in Russian, for example, the name sounds much softer (plus the diminutives) and is very popular. It also is easy to remember and spell. I am a bearer of the name, and it's fine and I was never bullied, since I went as Olya. I wouldn't recommend it in English-speaking countries, though, because the pronunciation is impaired, but perhaps Helga would sound better.
― Anonymous User  5/29/2017
To be honest I love this name. Sounds oddly regal to me. Sure I get an older picture in my head when I hear it, but I love classic names.
thezenithofnadir  12/17/2017
While I wouldn't use it myself - unfortunately the stigma and the majority's impressions would bring upon much bullying...which is unfortunate. BUT I do find it unique and I like the Variants and the native phoenetics with it - Olgina, Olya, Olyana
I'm not a "hater" of many names - except for names that just don't make randomly naming a kid Cement or plywood...or Treehouse - idk lol
Swankypotato  5/19/2018

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