Meaning: Holy Blessed Origin: Russian Norse
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’.
Some other names that mean ‘Holy’ include Ariana, Nevanthi, Rowena and Sancha.