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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Yakov Яков m Hebrew, Russian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Russian and Bulgarian form of Jacob (or James), and an alternate transcription of Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (see Yaakov).
Yana Яна f Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Jana 1.
Yanina Янина f Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of Yana.
Yarik Ярик m Russian
Russian diminutive of Yaroslav.
Yaroslav Ярослав m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian form of Jarosław.
Yaroslava Ярослава f Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of Jarosław.
Yasha Яша m Russian
Russian diminutive of Yakov.
Yefim Ефим m Russian
Russian vernacular form of Euthymius.
Yefrem Ефрем m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Ephraim.
Yegor Егор m Russian
Russian form of George.
Yekaterina Екатерина f Russian
Russian form of Katherine.
Yelena Елена f Russian
Russian form of Helen.
Yelisey Елисей m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Elisha.
Yelizaveta Елизавета f Russian
Russian form of Elizabeth. This was the name of an 18th-century Russian empress.
Yemelyan Емельян m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Aemilianus (see Emiliano).
Yermolai Ермолай m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Ермолай (see Yermolay).
Yermolay Ермолай m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Hermolaos.
Yeseniya Есения f Russian
Russian form of Yesenia. The 1971 Mexican movie was extremely popular in the Soviet Union.
Yesfir Есфирь f Russian
Russian form of Esther.
Yeva Ева f Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian form of Eve.
Yevdokim Евдоким m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Eudokimos.
Yevdokiya Евдокия f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Eudocia.
Yevfimiy Евфимий m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Euthymius.
Yevfrosiniya Евфросиния f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Euphrosyne.
Yevgeni Евгений m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Евгений (see Yevgeniy).
Yevgeniy Евгений m Russian
Russian form of Eugene.
Yevgeniya Евгения f Russian
Russian form of Eugenia.
Yevgeny Евгений m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Евгений (see Yevgeniy).
Yevgraf Евграф m Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of Eugraphios.
Yevlogiy Евлогий m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Eulogius.
Yevpraksiya Евпраксия f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Eupraxia. This was the name of a daughter of Vsevolod I, grand prince of Kiev, who became the wife of the Holy Roman emperor Henry IV.
Yudif Юдифь f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Judith.
Yuli Юлий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлий (see Yuliy).
Yulia Юлия f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлия or Ukrainian/Belarusian Юлія (see Yuliya).
Yulian Юлиан m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Julian.
Yuliana Юлиана f Russian, Bulgarian, Indonesian
Russian, Bulgarian and Indonesian form of Juliana.
Yulianna Юлианна f Russian
Russian form of Juliana.
Yuliy Юлий m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Julius.
Yuliya Юлия f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Bulgarian form of Julia.
Yura Юра m Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of Yuriy.
Yuri 1 Юрий m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юрий, Ukrainian Юрій or Belarusian Юрый (see Yuriy).
Yuriy Юрий 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.
Yury Юрий m Russian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юрий or Belarusian Юрый (see Yuriy).
Yustina Юстина f Russian
Russian form of Iustina (see Justina).
Zakhar Захар m Russian
Russian form of Zechariah.
Zhanna Жанна f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Jeanne.
Zhannochka Жанночка f Russian
Diminutive of Zhanna.
Zhenya Женя f & m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of Yevgeniya or Yevgeniy or a Bulgarian diminutive of Evgeniya.
Zina Зина f Russian
Short form of Zinaida.
Zinaida Зинаида f Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Zenaida.
Zinoviy Зиновий m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Greek name Ζηνόβιος (Zenobios), the masculine form of Zenobia.
Zinoviya Зиновия f Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of Zenobia.
Zinovy Зиновий m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Зиновий (see Zinoviy).
Zoya Зоя f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Bulgarian form of Zoe.