are used by speakers of Mordvin languages (Erzya and Moksha) in Mordovia, Russia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ANELINA f Mordvin
The name is derived from the Mordvin anelis
, meaning "to pamper, indulge, treat, caress."
ASHAVA f Mordvin
Derived from Erzya ашо (ašo)
"white" and ава (ava)
ASHNAZA f Mordvin
Means "blond, light", related to Erzya ашо (ašo)
BAZHATA f Mordvin
Derived from Erzya бажамс (bazhams)
meaning "wish, want, dream".
CHIPANYA f Mordvin
Mordvin name which is said to mean "sunny" or "sunflower" (compare Erzya чи (chi)
ISTARTA f Mordvin
Means "skillfully embroidering, skillfully decorating" in Erzyan.
KEMELTE f Mordvin
Derived from either Erzyan words кеме (keme)
meaning "firm, strong, stubborn" or кемемс (kemems)
meaning "believe, hope".
LIYANA f Mordvin
Possibly derived from Erzya лияназ (liyanaz)
meaning "flax" (genus Linum). Alternatively it may mean "different, other".
MASTORAVA f Mordvin, Mythology
The name of Mordvin Earth goddess. Her name is derived from mastor
meaning "earth" and ava
meaning "woman, mother".
NUYA f Mordvin
Derived from Erzya нуема (nuema)
TELENA f Mordvin
Derived from Erzya телень (telenʹ)
meaning "of winter", itself a derivative of теле (tele)
TESHTELA f Mordvin
Means "starry" in Erzya, derived from теште (tešte)
TORKAN m Mordvin
Derived from Erzya торкай (torkaj)
VALGUZHA f Mordvin
Derived from Erzya валдо (valdo)
meaning "light" and кужо (kuzho)
VELMATA f Mordvin
Derived from the Erzya verb вельмемс (veľmems)
meaning "to come to life, to be resurrected".
VIRINEYA f Mordvin, Russian (Rare)
Claimed to be a Mordvin name meaning "seeing in the forest". This was used for the title character of 'Virineya' (1969), a Soviet film which was ultimately based on a 1924 novel by Lidiya Seyfullina (1889-1954).