Other Origin(s):Sanskrit, Slavic
Meaning:Light; Blessed; Holy; Of Shweta; White; Lovely
Swetlana is a modern respelling of the classic Russian and Slavic name Svetlana. This pick has the illuminating meaning of "light," "blessed," and "holy," foretelling a big and beautiful life for baby! It may also have roots in the Sanskrit word Shweta, meaning "white" and "lovely." Many will try to match your darling Swetlana's radiance, but with each passing year, they'll only shine brighter. Swetlana and its more common forms owe their popularity to poet Vasily Zhukovsky, whose ballad Svetlana was published in 1813.
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