Re: Oksana, Oxana
- Mike wrote:
>According to the Slovar Russkikh Lichnykh Imen, Oksana comes from Kseniya
> I'm looking for the meaning and origins of the Ukrainian / Russian first
> name Oksana. It's usually defined as a Hebrew name though I had always
> believed it to be a Ukrainian form of the Greek name Xenia. However I was
> recently told that it was related to Roksana, the Russian form of the
> Persian name Roxane.
which itself has roots in the Greek Xenia.
Roksana, the dictionary says, is from the GREEK Roxane, who was wife of
Alexander the Great.