are used by the Nivkh people of eastern Russia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ANKA f Nivkh
Derived from the Nivkh word for "year".
AYZIK f Nivkh (Archaic)
Derived from Nivkh ayzn
meaning "gold". Because most Nivkhs adopted Russian names in the 20th century, it is no longer used in the modern-day.
CHALUN m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh ch'alu
meaning "fog"; used to denote a male child born on a foggy day.
CHUNER m Nivkh
Meaning unknown. A known bearer was Chuner Taksami (1931-2014), a Russian ethnographer of Nivkh ethnicity.
ITKUN m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh itt
meaning "talkative". This name was traditionally given to male children who talked a lot.
KELIN m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh k'ed
meaning "lean, thin".
KENRAN m Nivkh
From Nivkh k'enrad
meaning "to have fun", "to sing".
KHIVCHUK f Nivkh
Name given to girls whose mothers could not bear children for a period of time and suffered through a difficult birth.
KOKIN m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh k'od
LIDIK f Nivkh
From Nivkh lygdyd
meaning "watching, wide-eyed".
LISKIT f Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh liskt
meaning "neat, clean".
LYKHTKK f Nivkh
Means "bad weather"; derived from Nivkh lykh
. This name was used on baby girls born on days of inclement weather.
MEMZGUN m Nivkh
From Nivkh mem
meaning "rainbow"; given to baby boys born during the time of a rainbow.
MUFCHIK m Nivkh
Derived from the Nivkh word mugv
meaning "day", being used on children born in the daytime.
NAPUIN m Nivkh
From the Nivkh word for "animal" and puyd
NIFTYUK f Nivkh
Name given to a woman who has had many children, all which died with her.
NYGVIK f Nivkh
Means "dark"; from the Nivkh word nyd
meaning "dark". This name was given to baby girls born when it was getting dark (for example, at night).
OCHAN m Nivkh
From Nivkh otgan
meaning "garbage, waste".
PALGUN m Nivkh
From Nivkh paln
meaning "mountain", indicating a child born in the mountains.
PARKIZIN m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh park
meaning "his own master". This name was traditionally given to independent young boys.
PILGUN m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh pild
meaning "to be large".
PULYCHKH m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh pulk vuld
meaning "to walk on all fours", therefore on the knees.
PYLYMK f Nivkh
Name given to the older sister of a mother.
RSHOLIN m Nivkh (Archaic)
Traditional Nivkh name of unknown meaning. Because most Nivkhs adopted Russian names in the 20th century, it is no longer used in the modern-day.
SMEDUN m Nivkh
Means "loving"; derived from Nivkh ezmud
TATUK f Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh t'atn
meaning "morning", used to indicate girls born in the morning.
TOLVIN m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh tolv
meaning "summer"; used on baby boys born in the summertime.
TYNVIN m Nivkh
From Nivkh tynad
meaning "to be exact, correct".
URKAYN m Nivkh
Means "night"; derived from Nivkh urk
. This name was given to boys born at midnight.