Meaning: “Holy, blessed.”
Pronunciation: (OL-gah); (AWL-gah)
Nicknames: Oli, Ola, Olgi, Olya
Details: Russian form of Helga. From the from Old Norse name
Helgi, derived from heilagr meaning “holy, blessed”.
The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I.
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Origin: Czech / Gaelic Meaning: “Rock.”
Origin: French Meaning: “Bird; Hazelnut.”
Origin: Greek Meaning: “Bright one; shining one; defender of men.”
Nicknames: Ala, Ali, Lena, Leni
Detail: Saint Alena was a Belgian martyr.
Alene (English and Czech)
Alenka (English, Russian, and Slavic)
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Meaning: “joy, mirth.”
Nicknames: Euphy, Rose, Syne
Detail: Euphrosyne is one of the three graces. (She is the happy smiling one, bubbling over with laughter.) These three ladies are the attendants to Venus. Their names are Aglaia (splendor), Euphrosyne (mirth) and Thalia (good cheer). They were the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome.
A few early saints bore the name variation Euphrosyne.
Fruzsina (Hungarian) [frooz-SEE-nah]
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