Origin of the name OXANA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name OXANA.
A Russian and Ukrainian form of Greek Xenia
(q.v.), meaning "stranger," also "hospitality."
Also spelled Oksana,
... "Laugh on, laugh on!"
said the blacksmith, stepping out after them. "I myself laugh
at my own folly. It is in vain that I think, over and over again,
where have I left my wits? She does not love meŚwell, God be
with her! Is Oxana the only woman in all the world?
Thanks be to God! there are many handsome maidens in the village besides
Oxana. Yes, indeed, what is Oxana? No good
housewife will ever be made out of her; she only understands how to deck
herself. No, truly, it is high time for me to leave off making a
fool of myself." (Cossack Tales, Gogol, 1860)