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What is the meaning of the name Oksana?

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My favorite Russian name for girls is Оксана and I'm curious about its origin and meaning. What does Oksana really mean? Is it a popular female name in Russia?

asked Jan 16, 2013 by indigo (170 points)

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Oksana (from greek Xenia - "xenos") - foreigner, traveller, alien

answered Jan 16, 2013 by Dimsby (180 points)
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Oksana (also Oxana) is a colloquial Ukrainian form of the name Kseniya (Ксения). However, it's become a separate Russian name. It is a rather popular baby name for girls in Russia and Ukraine.

The origin of the name "Oksana" is thought to be either the Greek "xenia" (hospitality) or "xenos" (foreigner, guest, stranger).
answered Jan 16, 2013 by Alex (13,560 points)
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Oksana is a Greek version of the Persian name Roksana (name of the daughter of Persian emperor, married to Aleksandre of Maccedonia)

other variants: Roushanak, Rakhshan, Raushan
meaning : shining, bright
answered Jan 16, 2013 by ANSWER7 (160 points)