Helga

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Female form of Helgi (see also -a) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Related Names

Helg
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Norwegian
Helga
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Norse Old Swedish Swedish
Helgá
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Sami
Helge
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Finish Norwegian Swedish
Helgha
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Old Danish
Helgi
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Finish Swedish
Helgie
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Norwegian
Hælga
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Old Norse
Hälgha
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Hælgha
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Old Swedish

See also Áile, Elga, Hege, Helgea, Helgiette, Helgina, Helja, Helke, Hella, Îlíka, Láilá, Olga

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Helguson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Helgudóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Helga
Genitive: Helgas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Helga
Accusative: Helgu
Dative: Helgu
Genitive: Helgu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Helga
Genitive: Helgan
Partitive: Helgaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Helga
Accusative: Helgu
Dative: Helgu
Genitive: Helgu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Helga
Genitive: Helgas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Helga
Genitive: Helgas

Name Days

Finland Finland

31 May

Norway Norway

30 September

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

31 May

Sweden Sweden

21 November

Further Information

Pronunciation

In some Norwegian dialects, the pronunciation of Helga was HELL-geh or HELL-yeh instead of HELL-gah [3]

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Inger Helga Pedersen (24 June 1911 - 27 January 1980), Danish Chief Justice and politician

Trivia

  • Helga was a heavy storm in Denmark and Sweden in December 2015.

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Iceland Iceland[13]
2713 4202
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Finland Finland[14]
n.a.
7536
n.a.
7536 0 0
Sweden Sweden[15]
1423 4212 1423 4209 0 3
Norway Norway[16]
3320
n.a.
3320
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[17]
2238
n.a.
2238
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[18]
62 146
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Helga (f) Sources: [15][17][16][14]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Helga (f) Sources: [19]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Helga (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Helga (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Helga (f)


References

  1. Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  2. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  7. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. 15.0 15.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  16. 16.0 16.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  17. 17.0 17.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  18. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  19. details see Name Statistic tables