SVETLANA
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Светлана (Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian)
PRONOUNCED: svyet-LAH-nah (Russian), sveet-LAH-nah (Russian)   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the Slavic element 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.
Related Names
VARIANT: Svjetlana (Serbian)
DIMINUTIVES: Lana, Sveta (Russian), Lana (Serbian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Svjetlana, Lana (Croatian), Světlana (Czech), Svitlana (Ukrainian)
SEE ALSO
SVĚTLANA
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