Russian Names

Russian names are used in the country of Russia and in Russian-speaking communities throughout the world. See also about Russian names.
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ABRAM (2) Абрам m Russian, Georgian
Russian and Georgian form of ABRAHAM.
ADAM Адам m English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
ADRIAN Адриан m English, Romanian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
Form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN) used in several languages. Several saints and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times.
AFANASIY Афанасий m Russian
Russian form of ATHANASIUS.
AFANASY Афанасий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Афанасий (see AFANASIY).
AGAFYA Агафья f Russian
Russian form of AGATHA.
AGATA Агата f Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Form of AGATHA in various languages.
AGLAYA Аглая f Russian
Russian form of AGLAIA.
AGNESSA Агнесса f Russian
Russian form of AGNES.
AGRAFENA Аграфена f Russian
Russian form of AGRIPPINA.
AKILINA Акилина f Russian
Russian form of the Roman name Aquilina, a feminine derivative of AQUILA.
AKIM Аким m Russian
Russian form of JOACHIM.
AKSINYA Аксинья f Russian
Variant of KSENIYA.
AKULINA Акулина f Russian
Variant of AKILINA.
ALBERT Альберт m English, French, Catalan, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Romanian, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalbert, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æðelberht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.... [more]
ALBINA Альбина f Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Polish, German, Lithuanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of ALBINUS. This was the name of a few early saints, including a 3rd-century martyr from Caesarea.
ALEKS Алекс m Russian, Ukrainian, Slovene, Polish
Short form of ALEKSEY or ALEKSANDR.
ALEKSANDR Александр m Russian, Armenian, Ukrainian
Russian and Armenian form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
ALEKSANDRA Александра f Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Form of ALEXANDRA in several languages.
ALEKSANDRINA Александрина f Russian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
ALEKSEI Алексей m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see ALEKSEY), Ukrainian Олексій (see OLEKSIY) or Belarusian Аляксей (see ALIAKSEI).
ALEKSEY Алексей m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of ALEXIS. This was the name of a 17th-century czar of Russia.
ALEX Алекс m & f English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Czech, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDRA Александра f English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
ALEXEI Алексей m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see ALEKSEY), Ukrainian Олексій (see OLEKSIY) or Belarusian Аляксей (see ALIAKSEI).
ALEXEY Алексей m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see ALEKSEY), Ukrainian Олексій (see OLEKSIY) or Belarusian Аляксей (see ALIAKSEI).
ALISA Алиса f Russian, Ukrainian, Bosnian, Finnish
Russian, Ukrainian, Bosnian and Finnish form of ALICE.
ALLA Алла f Russian, Ukrainian
Meaning unknown, possibly of German origin.
ALLOCHKA Аллочка f Russian
Russian diminutive of ALLA.
ALYA (2) Аля f Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDRA, ALBINA, and other names beginning with Ал.
ALYONA Алёна f Russian
Originally a Russian diminutive of YELENA. It is now used independently.
ALYOSHA Алёша m Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSEY.
ANASTAS Анастас m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIA Анастасия f Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.
ANASTASIY Анастасий m Russian (Archaic), Bulgarian (Archaic)
Older Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIYA Анастасия f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIA. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.
ANATOLI Анатолий m Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий or Ukrainian Анатолій (see ANATOLIY).
ANATOLIY Анатолий m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLY Анатолий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий (see ANATOLIY).
ANDREI Андрей m Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Old Church Slavic
Romanian form of ANDREW, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Андрей or Belarusian Андрэй (see ANDREY).
ANDREY Андрей m Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian
Russian, Bulgarian and Belarusian form of ANDREW.
ANFISA Анфиса f Russian
Russian form of the Greek name Ανθουσα (Anthousa), which was derived from Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower". This was the name of a 9th-century Byzantine saint.
ANGELA Ангела f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Romanian, Slovene, Slovak, Russian, Macedonian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL). As an English name, it came into use in the 18th century.
ANGELINA Ангелина f Italian, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Greek, Macedonian
Latinate diminutive of ANGELA. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
ANIA Аня f Polish, Russian
Polish diminutive of ANNA, and an alternate transcription of Russian Аня (see ANYA).
ANISIM Анисим m Russian
Russian form of ONESIMUS.
ANNA Анна f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
ANNUSHKA Аннушка f Russian
Russian diminutive of ANNA.
ANTON Антон m German, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Slovene, Macedonian, Croatian, Romanian, Estonian, Finnish, English
Form of Antonius (see ANTHONY) used in various languages.
ANTONINA Антонина f Italian, Polish, Russian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO).
ANUSHKA Анушка f Russian
Variant of ANNUSHKA.
ANYA Аня f Russian
Russian diminutive of ANNA.
ANZHELA Анжела f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANGELA.
ANZHELIKA Анжелика f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANGELICA.
ANZHELINA Анжелина f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of ANGELINA.
APOLLINARIYA Аполлинария f Russian
Russian feminine form of APOLLINARIS.
ARIADNA Ариадна f Spanish, Catalan, Russian, Polish
Spanish, Catalan, Russian and Polish form of ARIADNE.
ARINA Арина f Russian
Russian variant of IRINA.
ARISHA Ариша f Russian
Diminutive of ARINA.
ARISTARKH Аристарх m Russian
Russian form of ARISTARCHUS.
ARKADI Аркадий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Аркадий (see ARKADIY).
ARKADIY Аркадий m Russian
Russian form of ARKADIOS. This is the name of one of the main characters in Ivan Turgenev's 'Fathers and Sons' (1862).
ARKADY Аркадий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Аркадий (see ARKADIY).
ARKHIP Архип m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of ARCHIPPOS.
ARSENI Арсений m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Арсений (see ARSENIY).
ARSENIY Арсений m Russian
Russian form of ARSENIOS.
ARTEM Артём m Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of ARTEMIOS. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Артём (see ARTYOM).
ARTEMIY Артемий m Russian
Russian variant form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTUR Артур m Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Polish, Russian, German, Estonian, Swedish, Romanian, Czech
Form of ARTHUR in several languages.
ARTYOM Артём m Russian
Russian form of ARTEMIOS.
ASYA (1) Ася f Russian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of ANASTASIYA or ALEKSANDRA.
AVDOTYA Авдотья f Russian
Russian form of EUDOCIA.
AVGUST Август m Slovene, Russian, Ukrainian
Slovene, Russian and Ukrainian form of AUGUSTUS.
AVKSENTIY Авксентий m Russian
Russian form of AUXENTIOS.
BENEDIKT Бенедикт m German, Russian, Icelandic, Czech
Form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT) in several languages.
BOGDAN Богдан m Polish, Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Means "given by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and dan "given".
BOLESLAV Болеслав m Czech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of BOLESŁAW.
BOLESLAVA Болеслава f Czech (Rare), Russian (Rare)
Czech and Russian feminine form of BOLESŁAW.
BORIS Борис m Bulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak, Georgian, German
From the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning "short" or "wolf" or "snow leopard". It was borne by the 9th-century King Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors. The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint Boris, who was a Russian prince martyred with his brother Gleb. His mother may have been Bulgarian. Another famous bearer was the 16th-century Russian emperor Boris Godunov, later the subject of a play of that name by Aleksandr Pushkin.
BORISLAV Борислав m Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element borti "battle" combined with slava "glory".
BORISLAVA Борислава f Bulgarian, Serbian, Russian
Feminine form of BORISLAV.
BORYA Боря m Russian
Diminutive of BORIS.
BRONISLAV Бронислав m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of BRONISŁAW.
BRONISLAVA Бронислава f Czech, Slovak, Russian
Czech, Slovak and Russian feminine form of BRONISŁAW.
DANIIL Даниил m Russian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of DANIEL.
DANILA Данила m Russian
Russian variant form of DANIEL.
DARYA (1) Дарья f Russian, Belarusian
Russian and Belarusian form of DARIA.
DAVID Давид m English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was derived from Hebrew דּוֹד (dod) meaning "beloved" or "uncle". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him.... [more]
DEMID Демид m Russian
Russian form of DIOMEDES.
DEMYAN Демьян m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of DAMIAN.
DENIS Денис m French, Russian, English, German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Romanian, Croatian
From Denys or Denis, the medieval French forms of DIONYSIUS. Saint Denis was a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul and the first bishop of Paris. He was martyred by decapitation, after which legend says he picked up his own severed head and walked for a distance while preaching a sermon. He is credited with converting the Gauls to Christianity and is considered the patron saint of France.... [more]
DIANA Диана f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Roman Mythology
Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.... [more]
DIMA (2) Дима m Russian
Diminutive of DIMITRI.
DIMITRI Димитрий m Russian, French
Variant of DMITRIY, using the Church Slavic spelling.
DMITRI Дмитрий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дмитрий (see DMITRIY).
DMITRII Дмитрий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дмитрий (see DMITRIY).
DMITRIY Дмитрий m Russian
Russian form of DEMETRIUS. Dmitriy Mendeleev (1834-1907) was the Russian chemist who devised the periodic table.
DMITRY Дмитрий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дмитрий (see DMITRIY).
DOMINIKA Доминика f Slovak, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Slovene, Russian
Feminine form of DOMINIC.
DOROFEI Дорофей m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дорофей (see DOROFEY).
DOROFEY Дорофей m Russian
Russian form of Dorotheos (see DOROTHEA).
DUNYA Дуня f Russian
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
DUNYASHA Дуняша f Russian
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
EDUARD Эдуард m German, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Catalan, Dutch, Estonian, Romanian, Georgian, Armenian
Form of EDWARD in various languages.
EKATERINA Екатерина f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of KATHERINE, and an alternate transcription of Russian Екатерина (see YEKATERINA).
ELENA Елена f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, English, Medieval Slavic
Form of HELEN used in various languages, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Елена (see YELENA).
ELEONORA Элеонора f Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek
Form of ELEANOR in several languages.
ELIZAVETA Елизавета f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Елизавета (see YELIZAVETA).
ELVIRA Эльвира f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian
Spanish form of a Visigothic name, possibly composed of the Germanic elements ala "all" and wer "true". This is the name of a character in Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni' (1787).
EMIL Эмиль m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, English
From the Roman family name Aemilius, which was derived from Latin aemulus meaning "rival".
ERMOLAI Ермолай m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Ермолай (see YERMOLAI).
ESFIR Эсфирь f Russian
Russian form of ESTHER.
EVA Ева f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Form of EVE used in various languages. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. The name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.... [more]
EVDOKIYA Евдокия f Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUDOCIA, and an alternate transcription of Russian Евдокия (see YEVDOKIYA).
EVGENI Евгений m Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUGENE and an alternate transcription of Russian Евгений (see YEVGENIY).
EVGENIA Евгения f Greek, Russian, Bulgarian
Modern Greek form of EUGENIA. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Евгения (see YEVGENIYA) or Bulgarian Евгения (see EVGENIYA).
EVGENIY Евгений m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Евгений (see YEVGENIY).
EVGENIYA Евгения f Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUGENIA and an alternate transcription of Russian Евгения (see YEVGENIYA).
EVGENY Евгений m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Евгений (see YEVGENIY).
EVPRAKSIYA Евпраксия f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Евпраксия (see YEVPRAKSIYA).
FADDEI Фаддей m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Фаддей (see FADDEY).
FADDEY Фаддей m Russian
Russian form of THADDEUS.
FAINA Фаина f Russian
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from PHAENNA.
FEDOR Федор m Russian
Variant of FYODOR.
FEDORA Федора f Russian
Russian form of THEODORA.
FEDOT Федот m Russian
Russian form of THEODOTUS.
FEDYA Федя m Russian
Diminutive of FYODOR.
FELIKS Феликс m Russian, Slovene, Polish
Russian, Slovene and Polish form of FELIX.
FEODOR Феодор m Russian
Variant of FYODOR.
FEODORA Феодора f Russian
Russian form of THEODORA.
FEODOSIY Феодосий m Russian
Russian form of THEODOSIUS.
FEOFAN Феофан m Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of THEOPHANES.
FEOFIL Феофил m Russian
Russian form of THEOPHILUS.
FEOFILAKT Феофилакт m Russian
Russian form of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
FERAPONT Ферапонт m Russian
Russian form of THERAPON.
FILAT Филат m Russian
Short form of FEOFILAKT.
FILIPP Филипп m Russian
Russian form of PHILIP.
FIMA Фима m Russian
Diminutive of YEFIM.
FOKA Фока m Russian
Russian form of PHOCAS.
FOMA Фома m Russian
Russian form of THOMAS.
FYODOR Фёдор m Russian
Russian form of THEODORE. It was borne by three tsars of Russia. Another notable bearer was Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), the Russian author of such works as 'Crime and Punishment' and 'The Brothers Karamazov'.
GALA (1) Гала f Russian
Short form of GALINA.
GALINA Галина f Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GALYA Галя f Russian
Diminutive of GALINA.
GAVRIIL Гавриил m Greek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of GABRIEL.
GENA (2) Гена m Russian
Diminutive of GENNADIY.
GENNADI Геннадий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Геннадий (see GENNADIY).
GENNADIY Геннадий m Russian
Russian form of GENNADIUS.
GENNADIYA Геннадия f Russian
Feminine form of GENNADIY.
GENNADY Геннадий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Геннадий (see GENNADIY).
GENYA Геня m Russian
Diminutive of GENNADIY or YEVGENIY.
GEORGIY Георгий m Russian
Russian form of GEORGE.
GEORGY Георгий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Георгий (see GEORGIY).
GERASIM Герасим m Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of GERASIMOS.
GERMAN Герман m Russian
Russian form of GERMANUS (or sometimes of HERMAN).
GERMOGEN Гермоген m Russian
Russian form of HERMOGENES.
GLEB Глеб m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Old Norse name Guðleifr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and leifr "heir".
GRIGORI Григорий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Григорий (see GRIGORIY).
GRIGORII Григорий m Russian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Russian Григорий (see GRIGORIY), as well as the usual transcription of the Old Slavic form.
GRIGORIY Григорий m Russian
Russian form of GREGORY. This name was borne by the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916), more commonly known by only his surname.
GRIGORY Григорий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Григорий (see GRIGORIY).
GRISHA Гриша m Russian
Diminutive of GRIGORIY.
GRUSHA Груша f Russian
Diminutive of AGRAFENA.
IGNAT Игнат m Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian
Romanian, Russian and Bulgarian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIY Игнатий m Russian
Russian form of IGNATIUS.
IGOR Игорь m Russian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Czech, Italian, Portuguese
Russian form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Russia in the 10th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev. Famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is 'The Rite of Spring', and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.
ILARI Иларий m Russian, Finnish
Russian and Finnish form of HILARIUS.
ILIA Илья m Georgian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Georgian form of ELIJAH. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Илья (see ILYA) or Bulgarian Илия (see ILIYA).
ILLARION Илларион m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of HILARION.
ILYA Илья m Russian
Russian form of ELIJAH.
INNA Инна f Russian, Ukrainian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an early Scythian saint and martyr, a male, supposedly a disciple of Saint Andrew.
INNOKENTI Иннокентий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Иннокентий (see INNOKENTIY).
INNOKENTIY Иннокентий m Russian
Russian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INNOKENTY Иннокентий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Иннокентий (see INNOKENTIY).
IOANN Иоанн m Russian
Older Russian form of JOHN.
IONA (2) Иона m Russian, Georgian, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Latin Old Testament, as well as the Russian and Georgian form.
IOSIF Иосиф m Russian, Romanian, Greek
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
IPATI Ипатий m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Ипатий (see IPATIY).
IPATIY Ипатий m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of the Greek name ‘Υπατος (Hypatos), the masculine form of HYPATIA.
IPPOLIT Ипполит m Russian
Russian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
IRA (2) Ира f Russian
Short form of IRINA.
IRAKLIY Ираклий m Russian
Russian form of Herakleios (see HERACLIUS).
IRINA Ирина f Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Finnish, Georgian
Form of IRENE in several languages.
IRINEI Ириней m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Ириней (see IRINEY).
IRINEY Ириней m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of IRENAEUS.
IRINUSHKA Иринушка f Russian
Russian diminutive of IRINA.
ISAAK Исаак m Russian, German, Biblical Greek
Russian and German form of ISAAC, as well as the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISAY Исай m Russian
Russian form of ISAIAH.
ISIDOR Исидор m German, Russian (Rare)
German and Russian form of ISIDORE.
ISIDORA Исидора f Spanish, Portuguese, Serbian, Russian (Rare), Italian (Rare), English (Rare), Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ISIDORE. This was the name of a 4th-century Egyptian saint and hermitess.
IVAN Иван m Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian, Romanian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia. It was also borne by nine emperors of Bulgaria. Other notable bearers include the Russian author Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), who wrote 'Fathers and Sons', and the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), who is best known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
JEKATERINA Екатерина f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Екатерина (see YEKATERINA).
JULIA Юлия f English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Roman, Biblical
Feminine form of the Roman family name JULIUS. Among the notable women from this family were Julia Augusta (also known as Livia Drusilla), the wife of Emperor Augustus, and Julia the Elder, the daughter of Augustus and the wife of Tiberius. A person by this name has a brief mention in the New Testament. It was also borne by a few early saints and martyrs, including the patron saint of Corsica. Additionally, Shakespeare used it in his comedy 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).... [more]
JULIYA Юлия f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлия or Ukrainian Юлія (see YULIYA).
KARINA Карина f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, German, Russian, English, Latvian
Elaborated form of KARIN.
KARP Карп m Russian
Russian form of Karpos (see CARPUS).
KATENKA Катенька f Russian
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KATERINA Катерина f Macedonian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, Late Roman
Macedonian form of KATHERINE, a Russian short form of YEKATERINA, a Bulgarian short form of EKATERINA, and a Greek variant of AIKATERINE.
KATIA Катя f Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Italian diminutive of CATERINA, as well as an alternate transcription of Cyrillic Катя (see KATYA).
KATYA Катя f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KATYUSHA Катюша f Russian
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KAZIMIR Казимир m Russian, Medieval Slavic
Russian form of CASIMIR.
KESHA Кеша m Russian
Diminutive of INNOKENTIY.
KHARITON Харитон m Russian
Russian form of CHARITON.
KIR Кир m Russian
Russian form of CYRUS.
KIRA (1) Кира f Russian
Russian feminine form of CYRUS.
KIRILL Кирилл m Russian
Russian form of CYRIL.
KLARA Клара f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian
Form of CLARA in various languages.
KLAVA Клава f Russian
Diminutive of KLAVDIYA.
KLAVDIYA Клавдия f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLIM Клим m Russian, Ukrainian
Short form of KLIMENT.
KLIMENT Климент m Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KOLYA Коля m Russian
Diminutive of NIKOLAI.
KONSTANTIN Константин m German, Hungarian, Finnish, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Form of CONSTANTINE in several languages.
KOSTYA Костя m Russian
Russian diminutive of KONSTANTIN.
KRISTINA Кристина f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, German, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Serbian, Croatian, Faroese, English, Bulgarian
Form of CHRISTINA in several languages. It is also an English variant of CHRISTINA and a Bulgarian variant of HRISTINA.
KSENIA Ксения f Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Polish form of XENIA, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Ксения or Ukrainian/Belarusian Ксенія (see KSENIYA).
KSENIYA Ксения f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of XENIA.
KSYUSHA Ксюша f Russian
Diminutive of KSENIYA.
KUZMA Кузьма m Russian
Russian form of COSMAS.
LADA Лада f Slavic Mythology, Czech, Russian, Croatian
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a Slavic fertility goddess. It can also be a diminutive of VLADISLAVA or VLADIMIRA.
LANA Лана f English, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of ALANA (English) or SVETLANA (Russian). In the English-speaking world, it was popularized by actress Lana Turner (1921-1995).
LARA (1) Лара f Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
LARISA Лариса f Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Latvian, Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient city of Larisa in Thessaly, which meant "citadel". In Greek legends, the nymph Larisa was either a daughter or mother of Pelasgus, the ancestor of the mythical Pelasgians. This name was later borne by a 4th-century Greek martyr who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Church. The name (of the city, nymph and saint) is commonly Latinized as Larissa, with a double s.
LAVRENTI Лаврентий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Лаврентий (see LAVRENTIY).
LAVRENTIY Лаврентий m Russian
Russian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAVRENTY Лаврентий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Лаврентий (see LAVRENTIY).
LAZAR Лазарь m Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LAZARUS.
LENA Лена f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Greek
Short form of names ending in lena, such as HELENA, MAGDALENA or YELENA.
LEONID Леонид m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of LEONIDAS.
LEONTI Леонтий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Леонтий (see LEONTIY).
LEONTIY Леонтий m Russian
Russian form of LEONTIOS.
LEONTY Леонтий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Леонтий (see LEONTIY).
LERA Лера f Russian, Ukrainian
Short form of VALERIYA.
LEV (1) Лев m Russian
Means "lion" in Russian, functioning as a vernacular form of Leo. This was the real Russian name of both author Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) and revolutionary Leon Trotsky (1879-1940).
LIDIYA Лидия f Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of LYDIA.
LIDOCHKA Лидочка f Russian
Russian diminutive of LIDIYA.
LILIA Лилия f Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Spanish and Italian form of LILY, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Лилия or Ukrainian Лілія (see LILIYA).
LILIYA Лилия f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian cognate of LILY.
LILYA Лилия f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Лилия or Ukrainian Лілія (see LILIYA).
LIOUBA Люба f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Люба (see LYUBA).
LIZA Лиза f English, Russian
Short form of ELIZABETH or YELIZAVETA.
LIZAVETA Лизавета f Russian
Short form of YELIZAVETA.
LUBA Люба f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Ukrainian Люба (see LYUBA).
LUDMILA Людмила f Czech, Latvian, Russian
Means "favour of the people" from the Slavic elements lyudu "people" and milu "gracious, dear". Saint Ludmila was a 10th-century duchess of Bohemia, the grandmother of Saint Václav. She was murdered on the orders of her daughter-in-law Drahomíra.... [more]
LUDMILLA Людмила f Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Людмила (see LYUDMILA).
LUKA Лука m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic
Form of Lucas (see LUKE) in several languages.
LYOSHA Лёша m Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSEY.
LYOV Лёв m Russian (Rare)
Diminutive of LEV (1).
LYUBA Люба f Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of LYUBOV.
LYUBOCHKA Любочка f Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of LYUBOV.
LYUBOV Любовь f Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUDMILA Людмила f Russian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Bulgarian form of LUDMILA. This was the name of a character in Aleksandr Pushkin's poem 'Ruslan and Lyudmila' (1820).
MAKAR Макар m Russian
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MAKARI Макарий m Russian (Archaic)
Alternate transcription of Russian Макарий (see MAKARIY).
MAKARIY Макарий m Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MAKS Макс m Russian, Ukrainian
Short form of MAKSIM or MAKSYM.
MAKSIM Максим m Russian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Russian, Belarusian and Macedonian form of MAXIMUS, as well as an alternate transcription of Ukrainian Максим (see MAKSYM).
MAKSIMILIAN Максимилиан, Максимильян m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MANYA Маня f Russian
Russian diminutive of MARIA.
MARFA Марфа f Russian
Russian form of MARTHA.
MARGARITA Маргарита f Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Greek, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARIA Мария f & m Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIYA Мария f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of MARIA.
MARK Марк m English, Russian, Dutch, Danish, Biblical
Form of Latin MARCUS used in several languages. Saint Mark was the author of the second gospel in the New Testament. Though the author's identity is not certain, some traditions hold him to be the same person as the John Mark who appears in the Book of Acts. He is the patron saint of Venice, where he is supposedly buried. Though in use during the Middle Ages, Mark was not common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century, when it began to be used alongside the classical form Marcus.... [more]
MARLEN (1) Марлен m Russian
Blend of Marx and Lenin. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
MARTIN Мартин, Мартын m English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish
From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS. Saint Martin of Tours was a 4th-century bishop who is the patron saint of France. According to legend, he came across a cold beggar in the middle of winter so he ripped his cloak in two and gave half of it to the beggar. He was a favourite saint during the Middle Ages, and his name has become common throughout the Christian world.... [more]
MARYA Марья f Russian
Russian variant form of MARIA.
MARYANA Марьяна f Russian
Russian variant of MARIANNA.
MASHA Маша f Russian
Russian diminutive of MARIYA.
MATFEY Матфей m Russian
Older Russian form of MATTHEW.
MATRONA Матрона f Russian, Late Roman
Means "lady" in Late Latin. This was the name of three early saints.
MATRYONA Матрёна f Russian
Variant of MATRONA.
MATVEI Матвей m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Матвей (see MATVEY).
MATVEY Матвей m Russian
Russian form of MATTHEW.
MAX Макс m German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Russian
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English). It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Макс (see MAKS).
MAXIM Максим m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech
Alternate transcription of Russian Максим or Belarusian Максім (see MAKSIM) or Ukrainian Максим (see MAKSYM). This is also the Czech form.
MECHISLAV Мечислав m Russian (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Russian form of MIECZYSŁAW.
MEFODIY Мефодий m Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of METHODIUS.
MELOR Мэлор m Russian
Acronym of Russian Маркс, Энгельс, Ленин, Октябрьская Революция (Marx, Engels, Lenin, October Revolution). This name commemorates the creation of the former Soviet state. It was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
MICHAIL Михаил m Greek, Russian
Modern Greek transcription of MICHAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Михаил (see MIKHAIL).
MIKHAIL Михаил m Russian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian and Belarusian form of MICHAEL, and an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Михаил (see MIHAIL). This was the name of two Russian tsars. Other notable bearers include the poet Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-).
MILA Мила f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILAN Милан m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a short form of names that began with that element. A city in Italy bears this name, though it originates from a different source.
MILANA Милана f Serbian, Croatian, Russian, Czech
Feminine form of MILAN.
MILENA Милена f Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Italian
Feminine form of MILAN. It began to be used in Italy in honour of Milena Vukotić (1847-1923), mother of Helen of Montenegro, the wife of the Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.
MIRON (1) Мирон m Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of MYRON.
MIROSLAV Мирослав m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.
MISHA Миша m Russian
Russian diminutive of MIKHAIL.
MITROFAN Митрофан m Russian
Russian form of METROPHANES.
MITYA Митя m Russian
Diminutive of DMITRIY or MITROFAN.
MODEST Модест m Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of MODESTUS.
MOISEY Моисей m Russian
Russian form of MOSES.
MOTYA Мотя m & f Russian
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
MSTISLAV Мстислав m Czech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Means "vengeance and glory" from the Slavic elements misti "vengeance" and slava "glory".
NADEJDA Надежда f Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Надежда (see NADEZHDA).