What does Galina mean?
Galina \g(a)-li-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced ga-LEEN-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Galina is "calm". From Galenus, which derives from "galene". Feminine of Galen. Also sometimes used as Russian variant of Helen (Greek) "sun ray". Popular in Russia.
Galina has 1 variant: Galya.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Jelena.
Galina has 40 more related variations via Galen, Helen: Ailene, Alene▼, Aline▼, Eilidh, Elaina, Elaine▼, Elana, Elena, Eleni, Elinor▼, Ella, Ellen▼, Ellie, Ellin, Elliner, Ellinor, Ellyn, Gaylen, Halina, Helaina, Helaine, Helana, Heleena, Helena, Helene▼, Helenna, Helia, Hella, Hellena, Hellia, Ileana, Ilene▼, Ilona, Jelena, Lana, Lena, Lina▼, Nelda▼, Nelliana and Yelena.
Galina is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3648 out of 4276, Top 85%) and also a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#101654 out of 150436, Top 68%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Alene, Aline, Eilidh, Elaina (#281 the previous year), Elaine (#654), Elena (#121), Elinor, Ella (#17), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Ellinor, Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Helene, Ileana, Ilene, Lana (#351), Lena (#279), Lina (#767) and Nelda are the prominent alternative forms of Galina (#unlisted). Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5012%) and has become much less since (usage 0.3457%, down 31%), with versions like Alene, Aline, Elinor, Helen and Helene becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable baby names in this compilation are Elaina (#281), Elena (#121), Ellie (#55), Lana (#351) and Lena (#279), with Ellie, Lana and Lena having a rekindling in popularity. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Galina and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Galina is pronounced similarly to Galena, Galiana, Galianna, Galiena, Galliena, Galyena, Gilana and Giliana. Other recommended similar baby names are Calina, Dalina, Galia, Galila, Gavina, Gayline, Kalina, Malina, Salina▼, Talina and Valina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Galina.