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.
ABRASHA Абраша m Russian
Russian diminutive of ABRAHAM.
ADAM Адам m English, French, German, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, 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.
AELITA Аэлита f Literature, Russian, Latvian
Created by Russian author Aleksey Tolstoy for his science fiction novel Aelita (1923), where it belongs to a Martian princess. In the book, the name is said to mean "starlight seen for the last time" in the Martian language.
AFANASIY Афанасий m Russian
Russian form of ATHANASIUS.
AFANASY Афанасий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Афанасий (see AFANASIY).
AFONYA Афоня m Russian
Diminutive of AFANASIY.
AGAFON Агафон m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of AGATHON.
AGAFYA Агафья f Russian (Rare)
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.
AGNIA Агния f Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Агния (see AGNIYA).
AGNIYA Агния f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of AGNES.
AGRAFENA Аграфена f Russian
Russian form of AGRIPPINA.
AKILINA Акилина f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of the Roman name Aquilina, a feminine derivative of AQUILA.
AKIM Аким m Russian
Russian form of JOACHIM.
AKSINIA Аксинья f Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of XENIA, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Аксинья (see AKSINYA).
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 meaning "noble and bright", 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, 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.
ALEKSANDRINA Александрина f Russian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
ALEKSEI Алексей m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see ALEKSEY).
ALEKSEY Алексей m Russian
Russian form of ALEXIS. This was the name of a 17th-century czar of Russia.
ALESYA Алеся f Belarusian, Russian
Diminutive of ALIAKSANDRA or ALEKSANDRA.
ALEVTINA Алевтина f Russian
Possibly a variant of VALENTINA.
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.
ALEXANDR Александр m Czech, Russian
Czech form of ALEXANDER, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Александр (see ALEKSANDR).
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
Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see ALEKSEY).
ALEXEY Алексей m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see ALEKSEY).
ALEXSANDR Александр m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Александр (see ALEKSANDR).
ALIK Алик m Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDR, ALBERT or other names beginning with the same sound.
ALINA Алина f Romanian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, German, Italian
Short form of ADELINA, ALBINA and names that end in alina.
ALIONA Алёна f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Алёна or Ukrainian Альона (see ALYONA).
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, Ukrainian
Originally a Russian diminutive of YELENA. It is now used independently.
ALYONKA Алёнка f Russian
Diminutive of ALYONA.
ALYOSHA Алёша m Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSEY.
AMALIYA Амалия f Russian
Russian form of AMALIA.
AMVROSIY Амвросий m Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
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 Ἀνθοῦσα (Anthousa), which was derived from Greek ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "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, Portuguese, Greek
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 (Rare)
Russian form of ONESIMUS.
ANJELIKA Анжелика f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анжелика (see ANZHELIKA).
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]
ANNUSHKA Аннушка f Russian
Russian diminutive of ANNA.
ANTONINA Антонина f Italian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, 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.
ARDALION Ардалион m Late Greek, Russian (Rare)
Probably derived from Greek ἀρδάλιον (ardalion) meaning "water pot". This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr from Asia Minor.
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.
ARSENY Арсений m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Арсений (see ARSENIY).
ARTEM Артём m Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of ARTEMIOS. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Артём (see ARTYOM).
ARTEMI Артемий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Артемий (see ARTEMIY).
ARTEMIY Артемий m Russian
Russian variant form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTEMY Артемий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Артемий (see ARTEMIY).
ARTYOM Артём m Russian
Russian form of ARTEMIOS.
ASSOL Ассоль f Russian (Rare), Literature
From the 1923 Russian novel Scarlet Sails by Alexander Grin, adapted into a 1961 Soviet movie. In the story, Assol is a young girl who is told by a prophetic old man that she will one day marry a prince. The meaning of the name is not uncertain, but it has been suggested that it was inspired by the Russian question а соль (a sol) meaning "and the salt?".
ASYA (1) Ася f Russian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of ANASTASIYA or ALEKSANDRA.
AVDEY Авдей m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of OBADIAH.
AVDOTYA Авдотья f Russian
Russian form of EUDOCIA.
AVENIR Авенир m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of ABNER.
AVGUST Август m Slovene, Russian, Ukrainian
Slovene, Russian and Ukrainian form of AUGUSTUS.
AVKSENTIY Авксентий m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of AUXENTIOS.
AVRORA Аврора f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of AURORA.
AZALIYA Азалия f Russian
Russian cognate of AZALEA.
BENEDIKT Бенедикт m German, Icelandic, Czech, Russian (Rare)
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 (Archaic), 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 (Rare)
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, Belarusian, Greek
Russian, Belarusian and Greek form of DANIEL.
DANILA Данила m Russian
Russian variant form of DANIEL.
DARIA Дарья f Italian, Polish, Romanian, English, Croatian, Russian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of DARIUS. Saint Daria was a 3rd-century Greek woman who was martyred with her husband Chrysanthus under the Roman emperor Numerian. It has never been a particularly common English given name. As a Russian name, it is more commonly transcribed Darya.
DARIY Дарий m Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of DARIUS.
DARYA (1) Дарья f Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian form of DARIA.
DASHA Даша f Russian
Russian diminutive of DARYA (1).
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, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Estonian, 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]
DIMA (2) Дима m Russian
Diminutive of DIMITRI.
DIMITRI Димитрий m Russian, French
Variant of DMITRIY, using the Church Slavic spelling.
DIMKA Димка m Russian
Diminutive of DMITRIY.
DINA (1) Дина f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Latvian, Russian, Dutch, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of DINAH, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DIOMID Диомид m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of DIOMEDES.
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. A famous bearer was Dmitriy Mendeleev (1834-1907), 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 (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Дорофей (see DOROFEY).
DOROFEY Дорофей m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Dorotheos (see DOROTHEA).
DOSIFEY Досифей m Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of DOSITHEOS.
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.
EFREM Ефрем m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Ефрем (see YEFREM).
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, Estonian, 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, Swedish, Latvian, Dutch, Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek
Form of ELEANOR in several languages.
ELIZAVETA Елизавета f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Елизавета (see YELIZAVETA).
ELMIRA (3) Эльмира f Russian (Rare)
Contraction of Russian электрификация мира (elektrifikatsiya mira) meaning "electrification of the world". This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
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".
EMMANUIL Эммануил m Russian
Russian form of EMMANUEL.
ERAST Эраст m Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of ERASTUS.
ERMOLAI Ермолай m Russian (Rare)
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, Estonian, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese, 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 (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Евпраксия (see YEVPRAKSIYA).
FADDEI Фаддей m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Фаддей (see FADDEY).
FADDEY Фаддей m Russian (Rare)
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 (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Russian form of THEODORA. This was the name of an 1898 opera by the Italian composer Umberto Giordano (who based it on an 1882 French play).
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 (Archaic)
Variant of FYODOR.
FEODORA Феодора f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of THEODORA.
FEODOSIY Феодосий m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of THEODOSIUS.
FEODOSIYA Феодосия f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of THEODOSIA.
FEOFAN Феофан m Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of THEOPHANES.
FEOFIL Феофил m Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of THEOPHILUS.
FEOFILAKT Феофилакт m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
FERAPONT Ферапонт m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of THERAPON.
FILAT Филат m Russian (Rare)
Short form of FEOFILAKT.
FILIPP Филипп m Russian
Russian form of PHILIP.
FIMA Фима m Russian
Diminutive of YEFIM.
FOKA Фока m Russian (Rare)
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.
FYOKLA Фёкла f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of THEKLA.
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 (Rare)
Feminine form of GENNADIY.
GENNADY Геннадий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Геннадий (see GENNADIY).
GENRIKH Генрих m Russian
Russian form of Heinrich (see HENRY).
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 (Rare)
Russian form of HERMOGENES.
GLAFIRA Глафира f Russian
Russian form of GLAPHYRA.
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".
GLIKERIYA Гликерия f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of GLYKERIA.
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.
IERONIM Иероним m Romanian (Rare), Russian (Rare)
Romanian and Russian form of Hieronymos (see JEROME).
IGNAT Игнат m Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian
Romanian, Russian and Bulgarian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIY Игнатий m Russian (Rare)
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.
ILARIY Иларий m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of HILARIUS.
ILIA Илья m Georgian, Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Old Church Slavic
Georgian form of ELIJAH. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Илья or Belarusian Ілья (see ILYA) or Bulgarian Илия (see ILIYA).
ILJA Илья m Czech, Estonian, Lithuanian, Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Илья (see ILYA), as well as the usual form in several other languages.
ILLARION Илларион m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of HILARION.
ILYA Илья m Russian, Belarusian
Russian and Belarusian form of ELIJAH.
INESSA Инесса f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of INÉS.
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.
IOLANTA Иоланта f Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of YOLANDA.
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.
IOURI Юрий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юрий (see YURIY).
IPATI Ипатий m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Ипатий (see IPATIY).
IPATIY Ипатий m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of the Greek name Ὕπατος (Hypatos), the masculine form of HYPATIA.
IPPOLIT Ипполит m Russian (Archaic)
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 (Archaic), German (Rare), Biblical Greek
Russian and German form of ISAAC, as well as the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISAY Исай m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of ISAIAH.
ISIDOR Исидор m German (Rare), 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.
IYA Ия f Russian
Meaning unknown. This name was borne by Saint Ia of Persia, a 4th-century martyr who is venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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).
KAMILLA Камилла f Russian, Hungarian, Polish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Russian and Hungarian form of CAMILLA, as well as a Polish and Scandinavian variant. This is also the Hungarian word for the chamomile flower (species Matricaria chamomilla).
KARINA Карина f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, German, Russian, English, Latvian
Elaborated form of KARIN.
KARP Карп m Russian (Rare)
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, Slovene, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Russian, Slovene and Croatian form of CASIMIR.
KESHA Кеша m Russian
Diminutive of INNOKENTIY.
KHARITON Харитон m Russian
Russian form of CHARITON.
KHRISTOFOR Христофор m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KIR Кир m Russian
Russian form of CYRUS.
KIRA (1) Кира f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
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.
KLAVDIA Клавдия f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Клавдия (see 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 Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, German, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian
Form of CONSTANTINE in several languages.
KOSTYA Костя m Russian
Russian diminutive of KONSTANTIN.
KRISTINA Кристина f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, 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. As a Ukrainian name, it is more commonly transcribed Larysa.
LAVR Лавр m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Laurus (see LAURA).
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).
LIOUBOV Любовь f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Любовь (see LYUBOV).
LIUBOV Любовь 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).
LIZA Лиза f English, Russian, Georgian
Short form of ELIZABETH (English), YELIZAVETA (Russian) or ELISABED (Georgian).
LIZAVETA Лизавета f Russian
Short form of YELIZAVETA.
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