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

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.

Related Names

VariantsSvetla(Bulgarian) Svjetlana(Serbian)
DiminutivesLana, Sveta, Svetka(Russian) Lana(Serbian)
Other Languages & CulturesSviatlana(Belarusian) Svjetlana, Lana(Croatian) Světlana(Czech) Svitlana(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingSvětlana


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Bulgaria: February 6
Latvia: September 28
Russia: February 26
Russia: April 2
Slovakia: March 15


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