Gender Feminine
Scripts Светлана(Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian) Սվետլանա(Armenian) სვეტლანა(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. svyit-LA-nə(Russian)
svyeht-lu-NU(Lithuanian)
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Russian svet meaning "light, world". It was popularized by the poem Svetlana (1813) by the poet Vasily Zhukovsky. It is sometimes used as a translation of Photine.

Related Names

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

Popularity

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

Categories


Entry updated January 21, 2022