Just a good quality name. Sounds strong, really mature. Sadly, not much popularity in these days with this beauty, however, this is just a name that has a lot of class. Good name.
DeeDeeRee  12/30/2020
No offense to people named Helga, but personally I dislike this name a lot. It doesn't sound very appealing to me, and I feel like it sounds pretty old fashioned. I suppose that if I met someone named Helga, my association with the name might make me like it more, but currently it makes me think of a female Santa Claus. Pity, because I like the name Olga and I wish that I could have a better mental image in my head when I hear this one.
HermioneGranger101  8/7/2020
Also Estonian:
Frollein Gladys  7/22/2020
Omg, so ugly.
Anders1234  6/13/2020
It's not as bad as Olga, but it's still not very attractive.
someone-  5/19/2020
Not as bad as Olga... Give it a chance!
Bubbles293739  1/14/2020
Also Slovak: -- offer sources
You'll find numerous bearers on social media.
Frollein Gladys  6/16/2019
Makes me think of a mean, bitter old woman. Probably cause of Helga from Hey Arnold.
Luvbug86  3/10/2019
Helga is the UGLIEST name ever? I highly doubt it’s ugly! Maybe you guys punched your negative impression in the comments without going to the polls and voting this name and pushing the dislike button. Only 23% voted this name bad the majority of the poll was good so my impression is that Helga is a beautiful name and the Hey Arnold association is lovely!
― Anonymous User  12/12/2018
Helga sounds like a scary 6'5" Nordic man-lady who could crush you with her bare hands. So, yeah, it's not a very sweet or feminine sounding name.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
I talked to my boyfriend yesterday and he suggested "Helga" for our second daughter's name and you know what, after reading all these comments I am thinking twice about naming her Helga, it is a nice name but sounds old fashioned. The meaning of it is good but no offense, I would rather find another name I think.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2018
Red Sox 50  8/23/2018
Helga is really ugly and old fashioned. Also reminds me of that annoying character in Hey Arnold.
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
Helga also sounds ugly when spelled backwards, literally.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2017
Helga is a very nice, powerful name.
cleverboy  5/28/2017
This name seems tolerable, but it is commonly associated with obese, unattractive old women.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2017
Though it's slightly better then Olga it's still a disgusting, UGLY, and sickening name. Helga sounds like puking to me. It's just SO UGLY, EW.
Katesnames15  4/20/2017
Helga Susanne Goebbels, born 1 September 1932, was the eldest of the Goebbels children taken by parents Joseph and Magda to Hitler's Berlin bunker in April 1945. She is said to be the favourite of Hitler, drinking hot chocolate with him every day in the bunker. She was killed by her parents on 1 May 1945. According to the Russians, bruising on her face indicated that force was needed to give the cyanide to her. For a bright 12 year old the signs of desperation surely must have been obvious.
Her younger siblings were Hildegard "Hilde", Helmut, Holdine "Holde", Hedwig "Hedda" and Heidrun "Heide".
elliebeth  3/17/2017
It does sound old-fashioned and maybe a bit clunky, but it's really not a bad name.
― Anonymous User  10/7/2016
I think Helga is a nice name (no offense to other's opinions!), it reminds me of a joyous, proud to be alive woman, (and a good grandma or aunty to children!)
JemimaP1  5/11/2016
The name is also rather common in Iceland. [noted -ed]
vadskajagtamigtill  6/14/2015
It is also a Hungarian name. Pronunced: HEL-gaw. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  4/27/2015
Whenever I see this name I think of Helga Pataki and I think of a girl with a long unibrow. Please don't name your child this if you don't want them to be teased for life.
mia101  3/22/2015
Excuse me! What is it with all the ugly dinner lady stereotypes? My name is Helga Mayr and I think it is very beautiful. I'm half Austrian so that is where my first and last name both come from! I have only been bullied once when someone called me Hell-Girl, but since then no one has ever made fun of me. My full name is Helga Dorcas ---- (no comments) and it is a lovely name.
P.S. My sister is called Ermimtrude - Emmi for short.
HelgaMayr  2/1/2015
I prefer Elga. The first syllable of Helga reminds me of the word hell.
― Anonymous User  1/27/2015
Personally I like it. It makes me think of a blonde German farm girl with braids.
Foxtrot53  11/23/2014
I'm very surprised by all the negativity people see in this name, especially with its association with that Pataki girl from Hey Arnold. I actually think this is a good name for a woman.
lloydnash  11/20/2014
Well, I disagree with you, because this is my FAVOURITE name. It is strange and pretty, and I will definitely consider this if I have a daughter. Unfortunately I have met only one Helga (she was about 8 years old), but I've always loved it. In Hungary we use this name with the same form (Olga and Elga, too), and we pronounce it HEL-gah.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2014
Doy. Doy. Move it, bucko. Sorry, but all I can think of is Helga Pataki. I wouldn't use it.
Acajou  5/17/2014
It's strange how the most English native speakers sense the name Helga. As German native speaker I would never think of a butch and ugly woman. Helga sounds to my ears like a rather frail woman in her 60s. The name is hardly used today and the most people who carry this name are born before 1950. I don't think that the most modern mothers would use it for their children today.
ms. c  6/3/2013
Bigg strongg Russiann womann... Helga!
― Anonymous User  7/21/2012
Your first impression of the name Helga may be that it is ugly, but that is really quite irrelevant because as soon as you met someone pretty or nice with this name you'd probably change your mind. And if someone used it on their daughter I doubt you'd still think of the name that way.
Liesl  10/9/2010
Sandra Bullock's mother's name was Helga.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2010
My mother's name is Helga and it is surprising to hear the stereotypes. She is from Austria and is very beautiful. I understand some people are naive but to suggest the name Karey instead of Helga doesn't make much sense. Karey is a very generic name that does not compare to Helga. I believe Helga is a beautiful European sounding name and is very unique, as unique and beautiful as the people whom carry this name.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2010
I would quite like it if this name was used in this day and age, thank you very much. :)
lucyskydiamonds  1/23/2010
Helga is a character in the BBC Sitcom 'Allo 'Allo.
lia  11/30/2009
Ewwwww. This name makes me want to puke! For the people who say this is a good name, sorry, but not in this day and age! You have GOT to be kidding me. :P
― Anonymous User  9/29/2009
I never thought this name was pretty, until I read the story "The Marsh King's Daughter." Helga is described as a beautiful maiden with long blonde hair.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2008
This is the UGLIEST name I have ever heard! It reminds me of an old fat lunch lady with a unibrow and a big hairy mole. I would never name my daughter this.
snickerdoodle  7/23/2008
Gah, this name is so ugly despite being short and relatively simple. The sound of it is unpleasant, and it makes me think of some kooky, fat woman.
slight night shiver  6/1/2008
I hate the name Helga. It sounds like some beefy girl who takes your lunch money at school. I don't like this name. (And to all the Helgas out there, you may have not done this, but this is my opinion.) Instead of naming your girl Helga, name her something different. I would try Karey.
TalkativeGabby  3/6/2007
Listen to the German pronunciation of Helga here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
Helga Pataki was also a character in the tv show on Nickelodeon 'Hey Arnold'.
fawkes100  2/25/2006
Famous bearer: Helga Hufflepuff, founder of the house of Hufflepuff in the Harry Potter books. She was said to be very kind and "from vally broad".
echo_of_the_past  8/1/2005

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