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Dec 11th, 2009, 11:30 AM
this is what off-season brings,not really about Sveta,but it's no harm to learn a little about the name Svetlana (that I like a lot) ;)

Here is what I found on wikipedia and I thought it was interesting:

Svetlana (Russian: Светла́на) is a common Russian female name, deriving from the Russian word for "light", "clean" or "holy". The name was coined by Alexander Vostokov and popularized by Vasily Zhukovsky in his eponymous ballade, first published in 1813. In Russian Orthodox Church Svetlana is used as Russian translated name as Saint Photina (meaning "enlighted" in Greek), the Samaritan woman at the Jacob's well in John 4. The name is also used in Ukraine- Svitlana (Світлана), Belarus, Slovakia and Serbia. Lately it has started been used among English speakers and other people in the West without any Slavic background[1], in 2000 it ranked 389 in popularity in South Australia[2].

Etymologically, the most similar name to this is Lucia (of Latin word origin, meaning "light"), Claire (meaning Light or clear in French), Roxana (of Old Persian origin, literally: "little shiny star" or "light") or Shweta in Sanskrit which means "white" or "pure".

The short form of the name is Sveta (Света) and Ceca (pronounced Tsetsa) in Serbian language. The Ukrainian equivalent if Svytlana (Світлана), the Belarusian Svyatlana (Святлана).

People named Svetlana include:

* Svetlana Alliluyeva, the youngest daughter of Joseph Stalin
* Svetlana Boiko, a Russian fencer
* Svetlana Boginskaya, a Soviet Belarusian gymnast
* Svetlana Bozhkova, a Bulgarian discus thrower
* Svetlana Ražnatović, a pop-folk singer from Serbia
* Svetlana Cherkasova, a Russian middle distance runner
* Svetlana Chmakova, a Russian-born comics artist
* Svetlana Ishmouratova, a Russian biathlete and soldier
* Svetlana Kapanina, a Russian aerobatic pilot
* Svetlana Khorkina, a Russian gymnast
* Svetlana Koroleva, a Russian model
* Svetlana Koroleva, a Kazakhstani waterpolo player
* Svetlana Koroleva-Babich, a Soviet javelin thrower
* Svetlana Kuzina, a Russian water polo player
* Svetlana Kryuchkova, a Russian volleyball player
* Svetlana Kulikova, a Russian ice dancer
* Svetlana Kuznetsova, a Russian tennis player ;)
* Svetlana Masterkova, a Russian middle distance runner
* Svetlana Matveeva, a Soviet/Russian chess player
* Svetlana Maziy, an Ukrainian rower
* Svetlana Medvedeva, wife of Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev.
* Svetlana Melnikova, a Soviet discus thrower and shot putter
* Svetlana Moskalets, a Russian heptathlete
* Svetlana Nageykina, a Soviet/Russian cross-country skier
* Svetlana Nazarova, a character from the Russian novel Night Watch usually referred to by first name only
* Svetlana Paramygina, a Soviet Belarusian biathlete
* Svetlana Petcherskaia, a Russian biathlete
* Svetlana Pletneva, a Russian archeologist and historian
* Svetlana Savitskaya, a Soviet/Russian cosmonaut, and the second woman in space and the first woman to perform a spacewalk.
* Svetlana Sotiroff MacDonald, a Canadian lawyer
* Svetlana Ulmasova, a Soviet long-distance runner
* Svetlana Zakharova (athlete), a Russian long-distance runner
* Svetlana Vysokova, a Russian speed skater

Then I also found this on another site:

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

Svetlana is not frequently used as a baby girl name. It is ranked outside of the top 1000. In 2008, among the family of girl names directly linked to Svetlana, the English, Greek, and Russian Lana was the most popular.

And finally I also found this about girls named Svetlana:


Ziggy Starduck
Dec 12th, 2009, 02:44 PM
No Svetskis :sad:

Dec 12th, 2009, 04:17 PM
I had never heard Svetskis before,until I saw it on your posts.Where did you hear that one? Sounds greek or something like that to me :p

Ziggy Starduck
Dec 13th, 2009, 03:46 AM
I had never heard Svetskis before,until I saw it on your posts.Where did you hear that one? Sounds greek or something like that to me :p

I'm not really sure, I add skis to many peoples names, I have a friend and her name is Shell but obviously she gets Shellskies, I'm Stefskies, if I met you in person you'd probably get Veronskies :D:angel: