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Also used in Moldova. You'll find bearers on social media.
Frollein Gladys  8/5/2020
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Also Slovak: https://sk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galina
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Galina -- offer sources
You'll find bearers on social media.
Frollein Gladys  6/16/2019
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I was born Galina in Belarus. My family moved to the states when I was 10. In school, Americans constantly mispronounced my name and 1 of my teachers started calling me Gail.. and it stuck. I even changed all my documents to reflect the new name. My family and European friends still call me Galya (short for Galina) and I now think I should have kept my original name regardless of mispronunciations.

Btw: name Yelena/Helena has absolutely nothing to do with Galina. Entirely different names.
Galya  10/11/2016
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Galina is used in Hungary as well.
csipke  7/25/2016
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Galina "Red" Reznikov is a character on the Netflix original series "Orange Is the New Black."
hkols  11/2/2014
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The name Galina is also frequently used in Georgia.

In Georgian, Galina is written as: გალინა.
Lucille  6/9/2013
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Galina Vishnevskaya great Russian classical singer sang in the premiere of Benjamin Britten's 'War Requiem'.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2010
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I was under the impression that Galina was (or could be) another form of the name Helen. (Most commonly it is Yelena/Jelena - J pronounced as a Y. Russians don't use our alphabet, so there's not much of a canon spelling I think.)

Hamburg, for instance, is Γамбург ("GAHM boorg") - There is no real "H" equivalent in Russian, and usually proper names/words get their Hs replaced with Gs when directly transcribed into Russian.

Even if I am totally wrong, it is still a very pretty name - and it still has a nice meaning!
my_name_isobel  7/19/2009
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This doesn't sound like a name. The fact that it means "chicken" in various languages makes me think of chickens running around.
bananarama  7/9/2009
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Galina does not mean "chicken" in Spanish. Gallina is "hen" in Spanish. Different pronunciation. (gie-YEE-nah).
earthnut  1/9/2010
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One of my best friends loves this name, and I think it's beautiful. But to be honest I thought she made it up.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2008
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Galina Tyunina plays the sorceress Olga in the movies Night Watch (Nochnoy Dozor) and Day Watch (Dnevnoy Dozor).
Ocarius  12/3/2007
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"Galina" is also the Italian word for "chicken", I believe.
Fleur de Lys  9/24/2006
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Heheh. It's also the same word "chicken" in Spanish.
― Anonymous User  7/17/2007
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Yes, you're right. Galina means "chicken" in Italian and Latin.
audreyhubley  11/1/2006
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Galini {ghalini} is a Greek word, used for 'serenity', for describing the weather good for fishing in the sea - calm, sunny with slight breeze; therefore the name Galina means also 'serenity' or 'great conditions for good harvest'.
― Anonymous User  2/27/2006

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