Ukrainian Names

Ukrainian names are used in the country of Ukraine in eastern Europe.
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ADAMАдамmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, 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]
ALBINAАльбінаfRussian, Ukrainian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Polish, German, Lithuanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of ALBINUS. Saint Albina was a 3rd-century martyr from Caesarea.
ALEKSАлексmRussian, Ukrainian, Slovene, Polish
Short form of ALEKSEY or ALEKSANDR.
ALEKSANDRАлександрmRussian, Armenian, Ukrainian
Russian and Armenian form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
ALEKSEIОлексійmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALEKSEYОлексійmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of ALEXIS. This was the name of a 17th-century czar of Russia.
ALEXANDRAАлександраfEnglish, 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.
ALEXEIОлексійmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALEXEYОлексійmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALISAАлісаfRussian, Ukrainian, Bosnian, Finnish
Russian, Ukrainian, Bosnian and Finnish form of ALICE.
ALLAАллаfRussian, Ukrainian
Meaning unknown, possibly of German origin.
ANASTASIAАнастасіяfGreek, 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.
ANASTASIYAАнастасіяfRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIA. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.
ANATOLIАнатолійmRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of ANATOLIY.
ANATOLIYАнатолійmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANATOLIUS.
Ukrainian form of ANDREW.
ANNAАннаfEnglish, 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. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
ARTEMАртемmUkrainian, Belarusian, Russian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of ARTEMIOS. It is also a variant transcription of Russian ARTYOM.
AVGUSTАвгустmSlovene, Russian, Ukrainian
Slovene, Russian and Ukrainian form of AUGUSTUS.
BOHDANБогданmCzech, Ukrainian
Czech and Ukrainian form of BOGDAN.
BOHUSLAVБогуславmCzech, Slovak, Ukrainian
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian form of BOGUSŁAW.
BOHUSLAVAБогуславаfCzech, Ukrainian
Feminine form of BOHUSLAV.
BORYSБорисmPolish, Ukrainian
Polish and Ukrainian form of BORIS.
Ukrainian form of DARIA.
Diminutive of DARIYA.
DEMYANДем'янmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of DAMIAN.
Ukrainian form of DENIS.
Ukrainian form of DEMETRIUS.
Ukrainian form of THEODORE.
GLEBГлебmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Old Norse name Guðleifr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and leifr "heir".
Ukrainian form of GALINA.
HAVRYILГавриїлmUkrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of GABRIEL.
Ukrainian form of GREGORY.
Ukrainian form of IGOR.
INNAІннаfRussian, Ukrainian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an early Scythian saint and martyr, a male, supposedly a disiciple of Saint Andrew.
Ukrainian form of IRENE.
IVANІванmRussian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian, 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.
Ukrainian feminine form of IVAN.
JULIAЮліяfEnglish, 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]
JULIYAЮліяfRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of YULIYA.
KALYNAКалинаfUkrainian (Rare)
From the Ukrainian word for a type of shrub, also called the guelder rose.
Ukrainian form of KATHERINE.
KATIAКатяfItalian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Italian diminutive of CATERINA, as well as a variant transcription of KATYA.
KATYAКатяfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of YEKATERINA.
Ukrainian form of CHRISTINA.
KLAVDIYAКлавдіяfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLIMКлимmRussian, Ukrainian
Short form of KLIMENT.
KLIMENTКлиментmRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
Ukrainian form of CONSTANTINE.
KSENIAКсеніяfPolish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Polish form of XENIA, as well as a variant transcription of KSENIYA.
KSENIYAКсеніяfRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of XENIA.
Ukrainian form of CYRIL.
LARISAЛарисаfRussian, 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.
Ukrainian form of LARISA.
LEONIDЛеонідmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of LEONIDAS.
LERAЛераfRussian, Ukrainian
Short form of VALERIYA.
Diminutive of OLEKSANDRA or OLENA.
LILIAЛіліяfSpanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Spanish and Italian form of LILY, as well as a Russian and Ukrainian variant transcription of LILIYA.
LILIYAЛіліяfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian cognate of LILY.
LILYAЛіліяfRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of LILIYA.
LUBAЛюбаfRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of LYUBA.
LYUBAЛюбаfRussian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of LYUBOV.
LYUBOCHKAЛюбочкаfRussian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of LYUBOV.
LYUBOVЛюбовfRussian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
Ukrainian form of LUDMILA.
MAKSIMМаксимmRussian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Russian, Belarusian and Macedonian form of MAXIMUS, as well as a variant transliteration of Ukrainian MAKSYM.
MAKSYMМаксимmUkrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish form of MAXIMUS.
MARIAМаріяf & mItalian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIYAМаріяfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of MARIA.
MARTYNМартинmWelsh, Ukrainian
Welsh and Ukrainian form of MARTIN.
MAXIMМаксимmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of MAKSIM or MAKSYM.
Variant transcription of MYKHAILO.
MILAМілаfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MIRON (1)МиронmRomanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of MYRON.
Ukrainian variant form of MICHAEL.
Ukrainian feminine form of MICHAEL.
Ukrainian form of MICHAEL.
Variant transcription of MYKHAILO.
Ukrainian form of NICHOLAS.
Ukrainian form of NIKETAS.
NADEZHDAНадеждаfRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Means "hope" in Slavic.
NADIA (1)НадіяfFrench, Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the Western world, as well as a variant transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).
Diminutive of NADEZHDA, as well as being the modern Ukrainian word meaning "hope".
NADYA (1)НадіяfRussian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of NADEZHDA.
NATALIНаталіfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NATALIE.
NATALIYAНаталіяfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALKAНаталкаfUkrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish diminutive of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NAZARНазарmRussian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of NAZARIUS.
NAZARIYНазарійmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NAZARIUS.
NIKITA (1)НікітаmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of NIKETAS. This form is also used in Ukrainian and Belarusian alongside the more traditional forms Mykyta and Mikita.
Ukrainian variant of DARIYA.
OKSANAОксанаfUkrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of XENIA.
Ukrainian form of OLEG.
Variant transcription of OLEKSANDR.
Ukrainian form of ALEXANDER.
Ukrainian form of ALEXANDRA.
Ukrainian form of ALEXIS.
Ukrainian form of HELEN.
Short form of OLEKSANDR or OLEKSIY.
Variant transcription of OLEKSIY.
OLGAОльгаfRussian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, grand prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
Ukrainian form of OLGA.
Ukrainian form of EUSTATHIUS.
OXANAОксанаfUkrainian, Russian
Variant transcription of OKSANA.
Ukrainian form of PAUL.
PETROПетроmUkrainian, Esperanto
Ukrainian and Esperanto form of PETER.
POLINAПолінаfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek
Either a Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Greek form of PAULINA or a short form of APOLLINARIYA.
Ukrainian form of PHILIP.
ROMANРоманmRussian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, German
From the Late Latin name Romanus which meant "Roman".
RUSLANРусланmRussian, Tatar, Bashkir, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Ingush, Avar, Circassian
Form of YERUSLAN used by Aleksandr Pushkin in his poem 'Ruslan and Ludmila' (1820), which was loosely based on Russian and Tatar folktales of Yeruslan Lazarevich.
Feminine form of RUSLAN.
SASHAСашаm & fRussian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SEMENСеменmUkrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1), as well as a variant transcription of Russian SEMYON.
Ukrainian form of SERGIUS.
SOFIYAСофіяfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of SOPHIA.
STANISLAVСтаниславmCzech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".
Ukrainian form of SVETLANA.
SVYATOSLAVСвятославmRussian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and slava "glory".
SYMONСимонmUkrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1) (mostly ecclesiastical usage).
TAMARAТамараfRussian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian
Russian form of TAMAR. Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Tamara Drasin (1905-1943), Tamara Geva (1907-1997) and Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996) introduced it to the English-speaking world. It was also borne by the Polish cubist painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).
TARASТарасmUkrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian form of the Greek name Ταρασιος (Tarasios), which possibly means "from Taras". Taras was an Italian city, now called Taranto, which was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC and was named for the Greek mythological figure Taras, a son of Poseidon. Saint Tarasios was an 8th-century bishop of Constantinople. It was also borne by the Ukrainian writer and artist Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861).
Ukrainian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
Ukrainian form of VALENTINA.
VALERIANВалеріанmRussian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Romanian, History
From the Roman cognomen Valerianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name VALERIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Roman emperor. Several saints also had this name, including a 2nd-century martyr of Lyons.
VALERIYAВалеріяfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of VALERIUS.
Ukrainian form of BASIL (1).
Ukrainian feminine form of BASIL (1).
VIKTORIAВікторіяfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
German and Scandinavian variant of VICTORIA. It is also a variant transcription of VIKTORIYA.
VIKTORIYAВікторіяfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of VICTORIA.
Ukrainian form of VERA (1).
VITALIВіталійmRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of VITALIY.
VITALIKВиталикmRussian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of VITALIY.
VITALIYВіталійmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALIYAВіталіяfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALYВіталійmRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of VITALIY.
Ukrainian form of VLADIMIR.
VSEVOLODВсеволодmRussian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements visi "all" and vladeti "rule". This was the name of an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev.
VYACHESLAVВячеславmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of VÁCLAV.
Variant transcription of VASYL.
Variant transcription of VASYLYNA.
Variant transcription of VOLODYMYR.
Ukrainian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
YANAЯнаfBulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of JANA (1).
YAROSLAVЯрославmRussian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian form of JAROSŁAW.
YAROSLAVAЯрославаf & mRussian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
Ukrainian form of ELIZABETH.
Variant transcription of YEVHEN.
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
Ukrainian form of EUGENIA.
Ukrainian form of JOSEPH.
YULIAЮліяfRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of YULIYA.
YULIYAЮліяfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of JULIA.
YURAЮраmRussian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of YURIY.
YURI (1)ЮрійmRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of YURIY.
YURIYЮрійmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of GEORGE. The Soviet cosmonaut Yuriy (or Yuri) Gagarin (1934-1968), the first man to travel to space, was a famous bearer of this name.
ZINOVIYЗіновійmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Greek name Ζηνοβιος (Zenobios), the masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZINOVIYAЗіновіяfRussian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of ZENOBIA.
ZOYAЗояfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ZOE.