Snežana (Cyrillic: Снежана), also transliterated Snezhana, is a Slavic, Circassian, and Lithuanian feminine given name, possibly derived from sneg ("snow") and žena ("woman"). It is popular in former Yugoslavia, Russia and Bulgaria. Other spellings include Snježana and Sniježana, found in Ijekavian-speaking areas (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina including Republika Srpska, Montenegro). Snežana was the fifth most popular name in North Macedonia in 2011.[1] In the decade from 1960 to 1970 Snežana was the most popular name in Serbia.[2] Based on research conducted on 31 December 2007 by the Statistical Office of Slovenia, Snežana and Sergei were the 198th most common personal names in Slovenia.[citation needed]

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Female forms:
Сніжанна, Сніжана, (Ukrainian)
Снежа́на, Снежа́нна. Снежок, Снежа́ночка are diminutives. (Russian)
Snežana, Sneža, (Slovenian)
Snežana, Снежана, (Serbian and Bosnian)
Snježana, Sniježana, (Croatian and Bosnian)
Снежана, (Bulgarian and Macedonian)
Sněžana, (Czech)
Sneža, Снежа, Snežanka, Snežica, Snežka, Снежка, Snežna - diminutives


Male forms:
Snežan, Snežko
Snježan, Snježko

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