Meaning:
Holy
Blessed

Origin:
Russian
Norse

Profound, Pretty, Well-Spoken

The Naturalist

Olya (pronounced Oh-lee-ah or Oh-lya) is a variation of Olga, meaning ‘Holy’, and is of Russian origin. It can also be spelled Olja.

It is also thought to be of Norse roots, deriving from the name Helgi (which also bore Helga, Laila and Aili – pronounced EYE-lee) which means ‘Blessed’.

Olya reminds me of names like Oliana, Anje, Ava and Uxia.

Some other names that mean ‘Holy’ include Ariana, Nevanthi, Rowena and Sancha.