Gender: Female Meaning of Svetlana: "star" Origin of Svetlana: Russian

Svetlana Origin and Meaning

The name Svetlana is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "star".

Popular Russian name, familiar here via author Svetlana Stalin, the dictator's daughter.

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Pop Culture References for the name Svetlana

Lana, Svetochka, Swetlana, Sveta, Svetlanna, Svjetlana


LilySue Says:


It doesn't actully means "star", it means "light". "Svet" is basically "light" in Russian.

sablemae98 Says:


I've loved this name forever, but, after talking about it with a girl from Eastern Europe, apparently it's considered a "stripper" name there. So it's off my list.

Mhill46 Says:


I've always LOVED this name! But I would feel weird using it having no Russian heritage because I feel people immediately think of Russia when hearing it.

aedunn2 Says:


I think this is a really elegant name, and I love the meaning, but I feel like "Svet" would be really difficult to pronounce. Lana would make a nice nickname though.

Giinkies Says:


I always really liked this name, idk if I'd ever use it because it does scream Russian and I have no Russian heritage. Also I can see Svet easily becoming Sweat (feel free to correct me on my pronunciation if I am wrong).

whitefeather01 Says:


This is a pretty name. Lana is a lovely nickname for it.