Nicknames: Sne, Snea, Jana
Detail: Derived from the Slavic word snežan meaning “snowy”.
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.
Origin: Russian from Greek
Meaning: “God is gracious.”
Nicknames: Iva, Ivi, Ina, Vana
Feminine form of Ivan, derived from Greek Ioannes “God is gracious”.
Meaning: “Happy favour.”
Nicknames: Rad, Red, Mila, Mili, Rilla
Detail: Derived from the Slavic elements rad “care, joy” and mil “gracious, dear”.
Nicknames: Sena, Seni, Senk, Senki