Galina

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This article is about the given name "Galina". For other uses, see Galina (disambiguation).
Galina
Gender Female

Galina, Halina, Halyna (ɢɑʟiɴɑ; from Greek γαλήνη "calmness"; Галина) is a Russian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian female name.

In Ancient Greek myths Galene was one of the Nereid mermaids as the goddess of calm seas.[1] Two Christian female martyrs existed (Orthodox church): first died in 252 (feast day March, 10), other one, most famous Galene of Corinth - in 290 (feast day April, 16).[2]

Given name[edit]

Galene of Corinth (Russian icon)

Notable bearers of this name include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theoi.com/Pontios/NereisGalene.html
  2. ^ Энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона