Svetlana - Meaning of Svetlana

What does Svetlana mean?

[ 3 syll. (s)ve-tla-na, sv-etl-ana ] The baby girl name Svetlana is pronounced in Russian as SViyT-LAA-Naa or SVYehT-LAA-Naa †. Svetlana's language of origin is Slavonic. It is predominantly used in the Czech, Russian, and Slavic languages. The name is derived via the Slavic element svet from the Greek name Photine, which is itself of the Greek element photos. It was borne in the Bible by Photine the Samaritan; she was martyred in Rome in the 1st century.

Forms of Svetlana include the names Svetlanna and Svetochka.

Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of the name Svetlana.

Other forms of Svetlana include the short form Lana (Russian), the diminutives Sveta (Russian), Svetik (Russian), Svetka (Russian), Svetla (Czech), Svetlanka (Czech), Svetluse (Czech), and Svetluska (Czech), and the variant spelling Swetlana (Russian).

See also the related categories, martyred (death), light (sun), element, slavic, biblical, czech, and russian.

Svetlana is not frequently used as a baby girl name. It is ranked outside of the top 1000. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly linked to Svetlana, Lana was the most popular.

† Pronunciation for Svetlana: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"



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