Given Name SVETLANA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Светлана (Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian)
PRONOUNCED: svyit-LA-nə (Russian)  [details]

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.

Categories

light, literature, The Sopranos characters
VARIANT: Svjetlana (Serbian)
DIMINUTIVES: Lana, Sveta (Russian), Lana (Serbian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Svjetlana, Lana (Croatian), Světlana (Czech), Svitlana (Ukrainian)
SAME SPELLING: Světlana
Entry updated December 8, 2017