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GenderFeminine
ScriptsСветлана RussianBulgarianSerbianMacedonian
PronouncedPron.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 & CulturesSvjetlana, Lana Croatian Světlana Czech Svitlana Ukrainian
Same SpellingSvětlana

Categories

light, literature, The Sopranos characters
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute