The name Svetlana has origins in Russian and Slavic. It is likely derived from the word “svet," meaning "light" or "star." The name became popular in the early nineteenth century due to the poem "Svetlana," which was written by Russian poet Vasily Zhukovsky.
Similar Names: Sveta, Svetlanna
Famous Svetlana Names: Svetlana Alliluyeva (daughter of Joseph Stalin), Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russian tennis player)