Other Forms FormsИзиль (Izil), Изили (Izili)
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Meaning & History
Contraction of Russian исполнитель заветов Ильича (ispolnitel' zavetov Il'icha) meaning "executor of the testament of Ilyich" or of the Soviet slogan Исполняй заветы Ильича! (Ispolnyay zavety Il'icha!) meaning "Fulfill the legacy of Ilyich!" The last word in both sentences refers to the Russian politician and communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), whose patronymic was Ilyich.This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.