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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Svetlana

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Wiktionary

From Russian Светла́на (Svetlána), from свет (svet, “light”).

  1. A transliteration of the Russian female given name Светла́на (Svetlána).

Svetlana was also found in the following language(s): Latvian and Slovak

Notable Persons Named Svetlana

Lana Wood is an actor, film producer, actress, and producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to present. Lana was given the name Svetlana Gurdin on March 1st, 1946 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Svetlana Alliluyeva was a writer and lecturer. Svetlana was born Svetlana Alliluyeva as the child of Joseph Stalin and Nadezhda Alliluyeva on February 28th, 1926 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Svetlana is also known as Lana Peters. She breathed her last breath on November 22nd, 2011.

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Svetlana was born on June 27th, 1985 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

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Svetlana Alexievich is a journalist and author. Svetlana was given the name Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich on May 31st, 1948 in Stanislaviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.

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Svetlana Khodchenkova is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Svetlana was given the name Svetlana Viktorovna Khodchenkova on January 21st, 1983 in Moscow.

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Ceca is a pop-folk musician. She was most active from 1987 to present. Ceca was given the name Svetlana Veličković on June 14th, 1973 in Žitorađa. Ceca is also known as Ceca.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Svetlana

Chezhina Svetlana is a drama and fantastic comics artist. Chezhina was born on January 12th, 1985 in Rudny, Kazakhstan. Chezhina is also known as Midorikawa and Tsuyoshi.

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How popular is the baby name Svetlana in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1967 10 10 0
1968 11 11 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 9 9 0
1972 5 5 0
1974 8 8 0
1975 5 5 0
1976 7 7 0
1977 5 5 0
1978 6 6 0
1979 8 8 0
1987 5 5 0
1988 6 6 0
1989 6 6 0
1990 11 11 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 13 13 0
1993 16 16 0
1994 15 15 0
1995 21 21 0
1996 21 21 0
1997 19 19 0
1998 10 10 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 26 26 0
2001 24 24 0
2002 31 31 0
2003 20 20 0
2004 18 18 0
2005 30 30 0
2006 29 29 0
2007 51 51 0
2008 35 35 0
2009 28 28 0
2010 18 18 0
2011 22 22 0
2012 40 40 0
2013 29 29 0
2014 17 17 0
2015 26 26 0
2016 20 20 0
2017 24 24 0

Fun Facts about the name Svetlana

  • How Popular is the name Svetlana? Svetlana is the 12,770th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Svetlana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 741 babies born with the first name Svetlana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Svetlana to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Svetlana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Svetlana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Svetlana is Friday, May 15th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Svetlana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Svetlana was in 2007 with a total of 51 babies.
  • Random Svetlana Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Svetlana is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Svetlana: Your name in reverse order is Analtevs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nteslvaa. How do you pronounce that?

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