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Galina Meaning

    

Quick Facts

Name:

Galina

Gender:

Girl

Pronunciation:

Ga-li-na

No. Of Syllables:

3

No. Of Letters:

6

Origin & Meaning

The name Galina is of Russian origin.

The meaning of Galina is "light".  

Popularity

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 7747  in baby name popularity for girls with 15 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Galina Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Galina has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Galina to other names.

Numerology

What will your new little Galina be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Children named Galina are often acrobatic and adored but most of all they are  read more >>

Related Names

Galina is a form of the name Galen.

The name Halina is a form of Galina.

Galina has the diminutive (nickname) Galya.

Other Tidbits

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Galina in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Galina.

Just for fun, see the name Galina in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Galina in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Russian names generally consist of three names. A given name, a patronymic name and a family name. A patronymic name is based on the name of one's father, grandfather, or earlier male ancestor. Russian male patronymic names are formed by adding the suffex -evich or -ovich, female patronymic names by adding the suffex -ovna or -evna. For example, in the name Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, Boris is the given name, Nikolayevich the patronymic (his father's name is Nikolay) and Yeltsin is the family name.

Given names often have a basis in the Russian Orthodox church or Slavic culture. Slavic names generally describe a person's character, show respect for family members or reflect wishes for good fortune.

Most names have several diminutive forms or nicknames. For example Mikhail can be Misha, Mishenka, and Mishunya.