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Gender Feminine
Scripts Светлана(Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian)
Pronounced Pron. svyit-LA-nə(Russian)
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Meaning & History

Derived from Slavic svet meaning "light, world". It was popularized by the poem Svetlana (1813) by the Russian poet Vasily Zhukovsky. It is sometimes used as a translation of Photine.
VariantSvjetlana(Serbian)
DiminutivesLana, Sveta(Russian) Lana(Serbian)
Other Languages & CulturesSviatlana(Belarusian) Svjetlana, Lana(Croatian) Světlana(Czech) Svitlana(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingSvětlana

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