Russian Submitted Names
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ADEODAT m Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak and Ukrainian form of Adeodatus
AELITA f Literature, Latvian, Russian
Created by Russian and Soviet author Alexei Tolstoy for his science fiction novel 'Aelita or, The Decline of Mars' (1923), where it belongs to a Martian princess. Allegedly the name is common in Eastern Europe.
AFRODITA f Basque, Albanian, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Galician, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Cognate of Aphrodite
AGNIYA f Ukrainian, Russian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Agnes
. This was borne by Agniya Barto (1906-1981), a Soviet poet and children's writer.
AGUYA f Kalmyk, Russian
Kalmyk feminine name meaning "mistress of fire", possibly influenced by the Russian word огонь (ogon')
ALEKSIY m Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian and Russian form of Alexios
). At least in Russia, the difference between this form and the more common Aleksey
is possibly that Aleksiy comes directly from Alexios
, while Aleksey comes directly from Alexis
ALIONA f Russian, English (Rare)
Variant transcription of Alyona
. Known bearers of this name include the Russian-Kazakhstani professional dancer Aliona Vilani (b. 1984), the Moldovan singer Aliona Moon (b. 1989) and the Ukrainian-born German pair skater Aliona Savchenko (b... [more]
ANTIPA m Russian
Russian form of Antipas
. It was borne by the early saint Antipas of Pergamum. The name is sometimes adopted by monks.
ARDALION m Greek, Russian
Derived from ἀρδάλιον (ardalion)
, the Greek name for a certain water vessel or cup. The ancient Greeks themselves probably derived the name from Thracian arda(s)
"current, river"... [more]
ARTEMI m Georgian, Russian
Variant form of Artem
(Georgian) and variant transcription of Artemiy
(Russian). Bearers of this name include Russian soccer player Artemi Ogarkov (b. 1986) and Russian ice hockey player Artemi Panarin (b... [more]
ASSOL f Russian, Popular Culture, Literature
From the book Scarlet Sails
written in 1923 by Alexander Grin, but more famous as a 1961 motion picture. It is either based on Russian "А соль?" (a sol?) - "Is salt?", or Spanish "el sol" - "the sun"... [more]
AZALIYA f Russian (Rare)
Derived from Russian азалия (azaliya)
meaning "azalea (as in, the plant)", which effectively makes this name the Russian cognate of Azalea
. It was first coined as one of the new names that Soviet parents wanting to reject traditional names used, and has continued to be used occasionally into the present.
BARRICADE m Russian
During the days of revolutionary enthusiasm, as part of the campaign to rid Russia of bourgeois culture, there was a drive to invent new, revolutionary names. As a result, a large number of Soviet children were given unusual or atypical names.
BAZHENA f Russian
Russian feminine name possibly meaning "welcome child", or else, more likely, a variant form of Bozhena
BONIFATIY m Russian
Variant form of Bonifatsiy
. A known bearer of this name was the Soviet philosopher Bonifaty Kedrov (1903-1985). In his case, Bonifaty is just a variant transcription of Bonifatiy: the spelling is exactly the same in Russian, so they are really the same name.
DALILA f Croatian, Czech, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish
Form of Delilah
as it is used in the countries of Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Spain.
DAMIR m Tatar, Russian
An acronym based on Да здравствует мировая революция! meaning "Long life world revolution!"
DINARA f Kazakh, Russian, Tatar, Arabic
Russian name which is said to mean "treasure"; apparently taken from the Persian word for "gold coin". A famous bearer is Dinara Drukarova (b. 1976), a Russian actress.
EFREM m Russian
Variant transcription of Yefrem
. In some cases (in other countries than Russia), this name can also be a variant spelling of Ephrem
. Well-known bearers of this name include Russian composer Efrem Zimbalist (c... [more]
ELEM m Russian (Rare)
Derived from the first letters of the names (E)ngels, (LE)nin, (M)arx
. This name was used by Soviet parents who were eager to reject traditional Russian names. A known bearer is Elem Klimov (1933-2003), a Soviet Russian film director.
ELISEY m Russian
Russian form of Eliseus
. A known bearer is Archbishop Elisey, who was born as Ilya Vladimirovich Ganaba in 1962.
ELY m Russian
Variant transcription of Eliy
. A known bearer of this name was Ely Bielutin (1925-2012), a Russian visual artist and art theoretician.
EMMANUIL m Russian
Russian form of Emmanuel
via its Greek form Emmanouil
. Known bearers of this name include the Soviet author and poet Emmanuil Kazakevich (1913-1962) and the Russian photographer Emmanuil Evzerikhin (1911-1984).
ENGELSINA f Russian (Rare)
Derived from the surname Engels
. Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) was a German philosopher who coauthored 'The Communist Manifesto' (1848) with Karl Marx. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names... [more]