Helja, Helju

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Estonian
Meaning: “floating; soaring.”
(HEL-ya; HEL-yoo)

The name may have started off as another form of Helga, but later became associated with the Estonian word for floating and soaring.

Its designated name-day is May 31.

Other forms are Helje and Heljo.

Sources

  1. http://www.behindthename.com/namedays/lists/est.php
  2. http://www.fredonia.edu/faculty/emeritus/EdwinLawson/estoniannames/av/estonian-f-i-repaired.wmv
  3. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Helju