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Gender: Female Meaning of Galina: "calm, healer" Origin of Galina: Russian and Slavic feminine form of Galen, Greek

The name Galina is a girl's name of Slavic, Russian origin meaning "calm, healer". Galina and is often added to lists like Russian Baby Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "List 5 middles".

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Commonly used in Russia, has an Old World Slavic feel. The original Galen can be used for girls as well as boys.

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Famous People Named Galina

Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, Russian ballerina
Galina Malchugina, Russian Olympic sprinter
Galina Andreevna Mishenina, Russian Olympic sprinter
Galina Eduardovna Danilova, Russian actress
Galina Olegovna Voskoboeva, Kazakhstani tennis player
Galina Ivanovna Ustvolskaya, Russian composer
Galina Alexandrovna Smirnova, Russian painter

Pop Culture References for the name Galina

Galina "Red" Reznikov, character from Netflix original show "Orange is the New Black"
Galina, nicknamed Galka, main character in Ekaterina Sedia's "The Secret History of Moscow"
Galina, San Francisco Ballet ballerina from "Center Stage"

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