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I heard this name in the PBS series 'Odd Squad'. It's obvious that this name was only used to fit the 'O' theme of names they use in the series. Doesn't sound all that appealing to me, the name reminds me of okra a little bit.
A notable bearer of this name is Oksana Chusovitina (b. 1975). Chusovitina is a professional gymnast who has remarkably appeared at 7 Olympic Games - every summer Olympics competition from 1992 through 2016; with the 2016 Olympics, she became the oldest gymnast in Olympic history, and the only gymnast to appear in 7 Games. During her career, she's competed internationally for the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan, and Germany. During her career, she's won a slew of awards (including an Olympic gold in 1992), and became one of the few women to successfully land the dangerous Produnova vault.
Oksana Grishuk (b. 1972) is a Russian ice dancer who won the Olympic Gold in 1994 and 1998.
Oksana Petrovna Grigorieva is a Russian singer-songwriter and pianist. She was born in Saransk, Mordovia, USSR, and raised in Ukraine and Russia. She studied music in Moscow and completed conservatoire studies in Kazan, before moving to London. After studying music at the Royal Academy of Music, she moved to the United States, with periods spent living in New York City and Los Angeles, California. She taught music in the U.S., and patented a technique of teaching musical notation to children.
Oksana Vozovic is a Ukrainian chess Woman Grandmaster and kickboxer. In 2003, she finished 3rd behind Alexander Zubov and Yuriy Kuzubov in Mykolaiv. She tied for 1st–2nd with Tatiana Kostiuk in the Rector Cup 2005 and tied for 1st–2nd with Evgeniya Doluhanova in the Femida 2005 tournament in Kharkiv. In 2006, she tied for 1st–2nd with Anna Ushenina in the Women's Ukrainian Chess Championship and won the event on tie-break. In the same year she won the Rector Cup in Kharkiv. In 2007, she won with the Ukrainian team a bronze medal in the World Team Chess Championship in Yekaterinburg.
Oksana Kurt, also known as Oksana Parkhomenko, is an Azerbaijani indoor volleyball player of Azeryol Baku, also member and captain of the Azerbaijan women's national volleyball team.
Oksana means "praise be to God"
We named our daughter Ksana, which is a shortened version. It is pronounced Kuh-saw-na.
This name makes me think of a gold digger from Russia who is beautiful but mean. The association with Oksana Grigorieva makes this name even worse.
American rower Oksana Masters (born 1989).
I have liked the name Oksana ever since I heard it during the Olympics. It has a wonderful sound and should be easy for anyone to pronounce or spell.
In Ukraine, it is pronounced Ahk-SAH-na. We use the nickname Shusha (SHOO-sha).
Oksana Grigorieva is Mel Gibson's mistress, currently pregnant with his child.
A well-known bearer of this name is Oksana Akinshina, who is most recognized as the lead actress in "Lilja 4-ever."
I like the name very much. But like many Ukrainian and Russian names, it would be butchered by westerners either from ignorance or malice. I am of Ukrainian and Russian descent and I can understand why they get angry when people keep mangling they name, because that angers me too. Growing up, I came very close to punching a few people who kept mocking me because of my name. I would definitely give a child named Oksana a middle name she could use to spare her the teasing or worse she may run into.
I'm from Australia and down here we have really twisted ways of pronouncing SOME words/names. I'm from a Russian/Jew/Fiji-Indian dominated community and we have a lot of Okasanas (ox-ah-na) but we pronounce them ok-say-na and they get really pissed off.
Oksana is the fictional character Borat's wife, who dies during the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
Oksana Baiul is a Ukrainian figure skater who won the Olympic Gold medal in 1996.
Oksana Baiul won the Olympic Gold Medal for women's figure skating in 1994. She couldn't have won it in 1996, because the Summer Olympics were that year.
I'm surprised that Oksana doesn't have something to do with Roksana, the Russian form of Roxana. Oksana is so similar to Roksana, it's just missing the r.
Oksana is the title of the fourth book of the Heirs of Anton series by Susan K. Downs and Susan May Warren.

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