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ADEODAT Адеодат m Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak and Ukrainian form of ADEODATUS
AELITA Аэлита 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.
AFRIKAN Африкан m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of AFRICANUS
. A known bearer was the 19th-century Russian philosopher Afrikan Spir (1837-1890), who was of German-Greek descent, and whose father reportedly chose the name from an old Greek calendar of saints.
AFRODITA Афродита f Basque, Albanian, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Galician, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Cognate of APHRODITE
AGUYA Агуя f Kalmyk, Russian
Means "mistress of fire" in Kalmyk Orit, possibly influenced by the Russian word огонь (ogon'
) meaning "fire".
AKINFIY Акинфий m Russian (Rare)
Variant form of AKINF
, which itself is a variant form of IAKINF
. A known bearer of this name was the Russian industrialist Akinfiy Demidov (1678-1745).
ALEKSIY Алексий 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
ALEXI m Russian
Popular Russian name meaning "help" or "defender". sometimes spelled "Alexsei".
ANDRONIK Андроник m Bulgarian, Armenian, Croatian, Georgian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian
Armenian, Croatian, Polish, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Ukrainian form of ANDRONIKOS
. ... [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.
ANYA-AREYA f Russian
This name is a special name rarely used in Russia and other places. This name is VERY rare, so nobody will hear this name twice. Anya is a Russian name meaning grace. Areya means truth, hope, and, love.
ARDALION Ардалион m Late Greek, Georgian (Rare), Russian (Rare)
Several sources state that this given name is likely derived from Latin ardalio
meaning "busybody" (which thus connotates troublesomeness), but it is probably more likely that it is derived from ἀρδάλιον (ardalion)
, the Greek name for a certain water vessel or cup... [more]
ASSOL Ассоль 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]
ATEIST Атеист m Soviet, Russian (Archaic)
Derived from the Russian noun атеист (ateist)
meaning "atheist". This name was used by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
AVIT Авит m Croatian, French, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Occitan
Croatian, French, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian and Occitan form of AVITUS
AVRORA Авро́ра f Armenian (?), Azerbaijani (?), Bulgarian, Georgian (?), Russian, Slovene (?), Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian, and Ukrainian form of AURORA
. This form is also used in Armenian, Azerbaijani, Slovene, and Georgian to refer to the Roman goddess.
AZALIYA Азалия f Soviet, Russian (Rare)
Derived from the Russian noun азалия (azaliya)
meaning "azalea" (as in, the plant of the genus Rhododendron
), which effectively makes this name the Russian cognate of AZALEA
BARRIKADA Баррикада f Soviet, Russian
Derived from the Russian noun баррикада (barrikada)
meaning "barricade". This name was used by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names, possibly in reference to the protests and strikes by labourers.
BAZHENA Бажена f Russian
Russian feminine name possibly meaning "welcome child", or else, more likely, a variant form of BOZHENA
BERYOZA Берёза m Soviet, Russian (Rare)
Derived from the Russian noun берёза (beryoza)
meaning "birch tree". Also compare BEREZA
, which is a medieval first name of the same etymological origin.... [more]
BONIFATIY Бонифатий 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.
ÇAYAN m Russian, Tatar, Tuvan, Khakas
Derived from Tatar чаян (çayan)
meaning "scorpion". This is also the name of a Tatar satirical magazine, which has been in circulation since 1923.
CHAYAN Чаян m Russian (Archaic), Tatar, Tuvan, Khakas
Derived from the Russian noun чаяние (chayanie)
meaning "expectation" as well as "hope, dream, aspiration", which is ultimately derived from the archaic Russian verb чаять (chayat')
meaning "to expect, to hope".... [more]
DAMIR Дамир m Tatar, Russian
An acronym based on Да здравствует мировая революция! meaning "Long life world revolution!"
DAZDRAPERTRAK Даздрапертрак m Soviet, Russian (Archaic)
Contraction of Russian Да здравствует первый трактор! (Da zdravstvuet pervyy traktor!)
meaning "Long live the first tractor!" This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names... [more]
DAZMIR Дазмир m Soviet, Russian (Rare), Georgian (Rare)
Contraction of the Soviet slogan Да здравствует мировая революция! (Da zdravstvuet mirovaya revolyutsiya!)
meaning "Long live the world revolution!" as well as of Да здравствует мир! (Da zdravstvuet mir!)
meaning "Long live the peace!" This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
DEKABRIN Декабрин m Soviet, Russian
Derived from Russian декабрь (dekabr)
meaning "December". This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names, and was used in order to commemorate the Decembrist revolt of 1825... [more]
DEKABRINA Декабрина f Soviet, Russian
Feminine form of DEKABRIN
. A known bearer of this name was the Russian chess player Dekabrina Kazatsker (1913-1983).
DEKABRIST Декабрист m Soviet, Russian
Derived from Russian декабрист (dekabrist)
meaning "Decembrist", which is a term used to refer to someone who participated in (or sympathized with) the Decembrist revolt of 1825. This name was used by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names... [more]
DONARA Донара f Soviet, Russian (Rare)
Contraction of Russian дочь народа (doč naroda)
meaning "daughter of the people". This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.