Meaning and Name Origin
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 information, 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%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Galina and associated names. 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 and has become much less since, 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. (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.