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Galina

Galina is the Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenus, the Latin form of Ancient Greek Galenos meaning “calm, tranquil”. In Greek mythology, Galene is a Nereid nymph who was the personification of calm seas.

Nicknames: Galya (Russian), Gala (Russian), Gal (English), Gale (English), Lina (English)

Origin: Ancient Greek

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Variants:

  • Galena (Bulgarian, Macedonian)
  • Galene (Ancient Greek)
  • Halina (Polish)
  • Halyna (Ukrainian)

 

Male forms:

  • Galen (English)
  • Galenos (Ancient Greek)
  • Galenus (Latinized Ancient Greek)

 

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