Nicknames: Sela, Vela, Ves
Nicknames: Sne, Snea, Jana
Detail: Derived from the Slavic word snežan meaning “snowy”.
Nicknames: Ox, Oxi, Oka, Xana, Xani
Ukrainian form of the Greek Xenia, meaning “hospitality “.
Xenia was a 5th century saint.
- Aksinya (Russian)
- Ksenia (Polish)
- Ksenija (Slovene, Croatian)
- Oksana (Ukrainian, Russian)
- Oxana (Ukrainian, Russian)
- Senja (Finnish)
- Xena (Modern)
- Xene (Greek)
- Xenia (Greek)
- Zena (English)
- Zenia (English)
Meaning: “Holy, blessed.”
Pronunciation: (OL-gah); (AWL-gah)
Nicknames: Oli, Ola, Olgi, Olya
Details: Russian form of Helga. From the from Old Norse name Helgi, derived from heilagr meaning “holy, blessed”.
The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I.
Origin: Russian from Greek
Meaning: “God is gracious.”
Nicknames: Iva, Ivi, Ina, Vana
Feminine form of Ivan, derived from Greek Ioannes “God is gracious”.
Meaning: “Happy favour.”
Nicknames: Rad, Red, Mila, Mili, Rilla
Detail: Derived from the Slavic elements rad “care, joy” and mil “gracious, dear”.