Ukrainian Names

Ukrainian names are used in the country of Ukraine in eastern Europe.
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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]
ALBINA Альбіна f Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Polish, German, Lithuanian, Belarusian, 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 & f Russian, Ukrainian, Slovene, Polish
Short form of ALEKSEY, ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
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.
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.
ALINA Аліна f Romanian, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Short form of ADELINA, ALBINA and names that end in alina.
ALISA Аліса f Russian, Ukrainian, Bosnian, Finnish
Russian, Ukrainian, Bosnian and Finnish form of ALICE.
ALLA Алла f Russian, Ukrainian
Meaning unknown, possibly of German origin.
ANASTASIA Анастасія 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.
ANASTASIYA Анастасія 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 Анатолій m Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий or Ukrainian Анатолій (see ANATOLIY).
ANATOLIY Анатолій m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANDRIY Андрій m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ANDREW.
ANHELINA Ангеліна f Ukrainian, Belarusian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of ANGELINA.
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.... [more]
ANTONINA Антоніна f Italian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO).
ANZHELA Анжела f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANGELA.
ANZHELIKA Анжеліка f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANGELICA.
ARTEM Артем m Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of ARTEMIOS. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Артём (see ARTYOM).
AVGUST Август m Slovene, Russian, Ukrainian
Slovene, Russian and Ukrainian form of AUGUSTUS.
BOHDAN Богдан m Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian form of BOGDAN, as well as a Polish variant.
BOHDANA Богдана f Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian feminine form of BOGDAN.
BOHUSLAV Богуслав m Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian form of BOGUSŁAW.
BOHUSLAVA Богуслава f Czech, Ukrainian
Feminine form of BOHUSLAV.
BORYS Борис m Polish, Ukrainian
Polish and Ukrainian form of BORIS.
DARIYA Дарія f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of DARIA.
DARYNA Дарина f Ukrainian
Diminutive of DARIYA.
DEMYAN Дем'ян m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of DAMIAN.
DENYS Денис m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of DENIS.
DIANA Діана f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, 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]
DMYTRO Дмитро m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of DEMETRIUS.
ELEONORA Елеонора f Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek
Form of ELEANOR in several languages.
EVHEN Євген m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Євген (see YEVHEN).
FEDIR Федір m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of THEODORE.
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".
HALYNA Галина f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GALINA.
HANNA (1) Ганна f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, German, Dutch, Icelandic, Hungarian, Hebrew
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) in several languages.
HAVRYIL Гавриїл m Ukrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of GABRIEL.
HENNADIY Геннадій m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GENNADIUS.
HEORHIY Георгій m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GEORGE.
HRYHORIY Григорій m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GREGORY.
IHOR Ігор m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of IGOR.
ILLYA Ілля m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ELIJAH.
INESSA Інесса f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of INÉS.
INHA Інга f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of INGA.
INNA Інна f Russian, Ukrainian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an early Scythian saint and martyr, a male, supposedly a disciple of Saint Andrew.
IRYNA Ірина f Ukrainian, Belarusian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of IRENE.
IVAN Іван 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.
IVANNA Іванна f Ukrainian
Ukrainian feminine form of IVAN.
JULIA Юлія 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 Юлія f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлия or Ukrainian Юлія (see YULIYA).
KALYNA Калина f Ukrainian (Rare)
From the Ukrainian word for a type of shrub, also called the guelder rose (species Viburnum opulus).
KARYNA Карина f Ukrainian, Belarusian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of KARINA.
KATERYNA Катерина f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of KATHERINE.
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.
KHRYSTYNA Христина f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CHRISTINA.
KIRA (1) Кіра f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian feminine form of CYRUS.
KLARA Клара f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian
Form of CLARA in various languages.
KLAVDIYA Клавдія 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).
KOSTYANTYN Костянтин m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CONSTANTINE.
KSENIA Ксенія 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 Ксенія f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of XENIA.
KYRYLO Кирило m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CYRIL.
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. As a Ukrainian name, it is more commonly transcribed Larysa.
LARYSA Лариса f Ukrainian, Belarusian, Polish
Ukrainian, Belarusian and Polish form of LARISA.
LEONID Леонід m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of LEONIDAS.
LERA Лера f Russian, Ukrainian
Short form of VALERIYA.
LESYA Леся f Ukrainian
Diminutive of OLEKSANDRA.
LILIA Лілія 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 Лілія f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian cognate of LILY.
LILYA Лілія f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Лилия or Ukrainian Лілія (see LILIYA).
LIUBOV Любов f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Любовь or Ukrainian Любов (see LYUBOV).
LIUDMILA Людмила f Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian
Belarusian form of LYUDMILA, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Людмила (see LYUDMILA) or Ukrainian Людмила (see LYUDMYLA).
LUBA Люба f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Ukrainian Люба (see LYUBA).
LYUBA Люба f Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of LYUBOV.
LYUBOCHKA Любочка f Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of LYUBOV.
LYUBOV Любов f Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUDMYLA Людмила f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of LUDMILA.
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).
MAKSYM Максим m Ukrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish form of MAXIMUS.
MARHARYTA Маргарита f Ukrainian, Belarusian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of MARGARET.
MARIA Марія 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 Μαρία, 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 Марія f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of MARIA, as well as an alternate transcription of Belarusian Марыя (see MARYIA).
MARKIYAN Маркіян m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of MARCIANUS.
MARKO Марко m Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish, Estonian, Basque
Form of MARK in several languages.
MARTYN Мартин m Welsh, Manx, Ukrainian
Welsh, Manx and Ukrainian form of MARTIN.
MARYANA Мар'яна f Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of MARIANNA, and a Russian variant.
MARYNA Марина f Ukrainian, Belarusian, Polish
Ukrainian, Belarusian and Polish form of MARINA.
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.
MIKHAILO Михайло m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Михайло (see MYKHAILO).
MILA Міла f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MIRON (1) Мирон m Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of MYRON.
MYKHAIL Михаїл m Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAILA Михайла f Ukrainian
Ukrainian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAILO Михайло m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAYLO Михайло m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Михайло (see MYKHAILO).
MYKOLA Микола m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of NICHOLAS.
MYKYTA Микита m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of NIKETAS.
MYROSLAV Мирослав m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of MIROSLAV.
MYROSLAVA Мирослава f Ukrainian
Ukrainian feminine form of MIROSLAV.
NADEZHDA Надежда f Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Means "hope" in Slavic.
NADIA (1) Надія f French, Italian, Spanish, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the western world, as well as an alternate transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).
NADIYA Надія f Ukrainian
Diminutive of NADEZHDA, as well as being the modern Ukrainian word meaning "hope".
NADYA (1) Надія f Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of NADEZHDA.
NATALI Наталі f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NATALIE.
NATALIYA Наталія f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALKA Наталка f Ukrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish diminutive of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NAZAR Назар m Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of NAZARIUS.
NAZARIY Назарій m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NAZARIUS.
NIKITA (1) Нікіта m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of NIKETAS. This form is also used in Ukrainian and Belarusian alongside the more traditional forms Mykyta and Mikita.
NINA (1) Ніна f Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also nearly coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
ODARKA Одарка f Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant of DARIYA.
OKSANA Оксана f Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of XENIA.
OLEH Олег m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of OLEG.
OLEKSANDER Олександр m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Олександр (see OLEKSANDR).
OLEKSANDR Олександр m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ALEXANDER.
OLEKSANDRA Олександра f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ALEXANDRA.
OLEKSIY Олексій m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ALEXIS.
OLENA Олена f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of HELEN.
OLES Олесь m Ukrainian
Short form of OLEKSANDR or OLEKSIY.
OLESYA Олеся f Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian diminutive of OLEKSANDRA. This was the name of an 1898 novel by the Russian author Aleksandr Kuprin.
OLEXIY Олексій m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Олексій (see OLEKSIY).
OLGA Ольга f Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, grand prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OLHA Ольга f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of OLGA.
OSTAP Остап m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of EUSTATHIUS.
OXANA Оксана f Ukrainian, Russian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian/Russian Оксана (see OKSANA).
PAVLO Павло m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of PAUL.
PETRO Петро m Ukrainian, Esperanto
Ukrainian and Esperanto form of PETER.
POLINA Поліна f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek
Either a Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Greek form of PAULINA or a short form of APOLLINARIYA.
PYLYP Пилип m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of PHILIP.
RAISA (1) Раїса f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Possibly from the Greek name HERAIS. This was the name of a saint and martyr killed in Alexandria during the early 4th-century persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
ROMAN Роман m Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, German, English
From the Late Latin name Romanus meaning "Roman". This name was borne by several early saints.
RUSLAN Руслан m Russian, Tatar, Bashkir, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Ingush, Avar, Circassian, Indonesian, Malay
Form of YERUSLAN used by Aleksandr Pushkin in his poem Ruslan and Ludmila (1820), which was loosely based on Russian and Tatar folktales of Yeruslan Lazarevich.
RUSLANA Руслана f Ukrainian
Feminine form of RUSLAN.
SASHA Саша m & f Russian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SEMEN Семен m Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1), as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Семён (see SEMYON).
SERHII Сергій m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Сергій (see SERHIY).
SERHIY Сергій m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of SERGIUS.
SOFIYA Софія f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of SOPHIA.
SPARTAK Спартак m Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Albanian, Armenian, Georgian
Form of SPARTACUS in several languages.
STANISLAV Станіслав m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".
STEFANIYA Стефанія f Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Russian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEPAN Степан m Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian form of Stephanos (see STEPHEN).
SVITLANA Світлана f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of SVETLANA.
SVYATOSLAV Святослав m Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and slava "glory".
SYMON Симон m Ukrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1) (mostly ecclesiastical usage).
TAISIA Таїсія f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Таисия or Ukrainian Таїсія (see TAISIYA).
TAISIYA Таїсія f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of THAÏS (referring to the saint).
TAMARA Тамара f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Lithuanian, Georgian
Russian form of TAMAR. Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Tamara Drasin (1905-1943), Tamara Geva (1907-1997) and Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996) introduced it to the English-speaking world. It was also borne by the Polish cubist painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).
TARAS Тарас m Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian form of the Greek name Ταράσιος (Tarasios), which possibly means "from Taras". Taras was an Italian city, now called Taranto, which was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC and was named for the Greek mythological figure Taras, a son of Poseidon. Saint Tarasios was an 8th-century bishop of Constantinople. It was also borne by the Ukrainian writer and artist Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861).
TETIANA Тетяна f Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Тетяна (see TETYANA).
TETYANA Тетяна f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of TATIANA.
ULIANA Уляна f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Ульяна or Ukrainian Уляна (see ULYANA).
ULYANA Уляна f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of JULIANA.
VALENTYN Валентин m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTYNA Валентина f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of VALENTINA.
VALERIAN Валеріан m Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Romanian, History
From the Roman cognomen Valerianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name VALERIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Roman emperor. Several saints also had this name, including a 2nd-century martyr of Lyons.
VALERIY Валерій m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of VALERIUS.
VALERIYA Валерія f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of VALERIUS, as well as an alternate transcription of Belarusian Валерыя (see VALERYIA).
VALERY Валерій m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Валерий, Ukrainian Валерій or Belarusian Валерый (see VALERIY).
VASYL Василь m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of BASIL (1).
VASYLYNA Василина f Ukrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian feminine form of BASIL (1).
VIKTORIA Вікторія f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Belarusian
German, Scandinavian and Greek variant of VICTORIA. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Виктория or Ukrainian Вікторія (see VIKTORIYA) or Belarusian Вікторыя (see VIKTORYIA).
VIKTORIYA Вікторія f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of VICTORIA, as well as an alternate transcription of Belarusian Вікторыя (see VIKTORYIA).
VIRA Віра f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of VERA (1).
VITALI Віталій m Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Виталий or Ukrainian Віталій (see VITALIY).
VITALIK Виталик m Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of VITALIY.
VITALIY Віталій m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALIYA Віталія f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALY Віталій m Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Виталий or Ukrainian Віталій (see VITALIY).
VLADYSLAV Владислав m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of VLADISLAV.
VLADYSLAVA Владислава f Ukrainian
Ukrainian feminine form of VLADISLAV.
VOLODYMYR Володимир m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of VLADIMIR.
VSEVOLOD Всеволод m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements visi "all" and vladeti "rule". This was the name of an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev.
VYACHESLAV Вячеслав m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of VÁCLAV.
WASYL Василь m Ukrainian (Polish)
Polonized form of VASYL.
WASYLYNA Василина f Ukrainian (Polish, Rare)
Polonized form of VASYLYNA.
WOLODYMYR Володимир m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Володимир (see VOLODYMYR).
YAKIV Яків m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
YANA Яна f Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of JANA (1).
YAROSLAV Ярослав m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian form of JAROSŁAW.
YAROSLAVA Ярослава f & m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
YELYSAVETA Єлисавета f Ukrainian
Traditional Ukrainian form of ELIZABETH.
YELYZAVETA Єлизавета f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ELIZABETH.
YEVGEN Євген m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Євген (see YEVHEN).
YEVHEN Євген m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
YEVHENIY Євгеній m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
YEVHENIYA Євгенія f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENIA.
YOSYP Йосип m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of JOSEPH.
YULIA Юлія f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлия or Ukrainian/Belarusian Юлія (see YULIYA).
YULIY Юлій m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of JULIUS.
YULIYA Юлія f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Bulgarian form of JULIA.
YURA Юра m Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of YURIY.
YURI (1) Юрій m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юрий, Ukrainian Юрій or Belarusian Юрый (see YURIY).
YURIY Юрій m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of GEORGE. This name was borne by Yuriy Dolgorukiy, a 12th-century Grand Prince of Kiev. The Soviet cosmonaut Yuriy (or Yuri) Gagarin (1934-1968), the first man to travel to space, was another famous bearer of this name.
ZHANNA Жанна f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of JEANNE.
ZINOVIY Зіновій m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Greek name Ζηνόβιος (Zenobios), the masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZINOVIYA Зіновія f Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of ZENOBIA.
ZOYA Зоя f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ZOE.
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