Russian and Slavic feminine form of Galen, Greek
"calm, healer"

Galina Origin and Meaning

The name Galina is a girl's name of Slavic, Russian origin meaning "calm, healer".
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 UlanovaRussian ballerina
  • Galina MalchuginaRussian Olympic sprinter
  • Galina Andreevna MisheninaRussian Olympic sprinter
  • Galina Eduardovna DanilovaRussian actress
  • Galina Olegovna VoskoboevaKazakhstani tennis player
  • Galina Ivanovna UstvolskayaRussian composer
  • Galina Alexandrovna SmirnovaRussian painter

Galina in Pop Culture

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

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