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What does Galina mean?

Galina Pronunciation of Galina [gali-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. Popular in Russia.

Associated with: greek, calm (peace), russia.


Galina has 3 variants: Gala, Galya and Halina.

Related girl name: Jelena.

16 more relations via Galen, Helen: Alena, Aline, Elaina, Elana, Elena, Ellin, Gaylen, Helaina, Helana, Helena, Helia, Ilona, Jelena, Lana, Lina and Yelena.

Creative forms:
(female) Galiva, Golina, ..

(male) Galigo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Galina Lori (G.L.), ..

How popular is Galina?

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Alena (#596 the previous year), Aline, Elaina (#291), Elana (#1522), Elena (#106), Gala, Helen (#419), Helena (#534), Ilona, Lana (#353) and Lina (#857) are the prominent alternative forms of Galina (not ranked). Other variants, like Helana, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Galina reached its most widespread 95 years ago (adoption of 4.7%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.4%, 91.1%), with versions like Helen becoming less trendy. Alena, Elaina, Elena and Lana are four of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alena, Aline, Elaina, Elana, Elena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gala, Helen, Helena, Ilona, Lana, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Galina is pronounced similarly to Galena, Galiana, Galianna, Galiena, Galliena, Galyena, Gilana and Giliana. Other recommended names are Amalina, Calin, Calinda, Calvina, Catina, Celina, Dahlina, Daina, Dalila, Dalina, Daliya, Darlina, Galea, Galilah, Galla, Gavrina, Gayline, Geina, Ghaliya, Gilia, Gilian, Glenna, Gracina, Grazina, Jalena, Jalin, Jalisa, Janina, Jelina, Kalia, Kalinda, Karlina, Laina, Lalia, Lalika, Latina, Madina, Malena, Malvina, Marina, Nadina, Opalina, Pamina, Paulina, Polina, Raina, Raylina, Sadina, Salinda, Sarina, Satina, Solina, Sylina, Tabina, Talina, Talisa, Talona, Tarina, Varina, Waldina, Yalena, Yalinda, Yamina, Zaina, Zalika, Zarina and Zylina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Galina.

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