Russian Submitted Names
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ADEODATmBulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak and Ukrainian form of Adeodatus
AELITAfLiterature, Latvian, Russian
Created by Russian and Soviet author Alexei Tolstoy for his science fiction novel 'Aelita or, The Decline of Mars' (1923), where it belongs to a Martian princess. Allegedly the name is common in Eastern Europe.
AFRODITAfBasque, Albanian, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Galician, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Cognate of Aphrodite
Russian and Ukrainian form of Agnes
. This was borne by Agniya Barto (1906-1981), a Soviet poet and children's writer.
Kalmyk feminine name meaning "mistress of fire", possibly influenced by the Russian word огонь (ogon')
Bulgarian and Russian form of Alexios
). At least in Russia, the difference between this form and the more common Aleksey
is possibly that Aleksiy comes directly from Alexios
, while Aleksey comes directly from Alexis
ALIONAfRussian, English (Rare)
Variant transcription of Alyona
. Known bearers of this name include the Russian-Kazakhstani professional dancer Aliona Vilani (b. 1984), the Moldovan singer Aliona Moon (b. 1989) and the Ukrainian-born German pair skater Aliona Savchenko (b... [more]
Russian form of Antipas
. It was borne by the early saint Antipas of Pergamum. The name is sometimes adopted by monks.
Derived from ἀρδάλιον (ardalion)
, the Greek name for a certain water vessel or cup. The ancient Greeks themselves probably derived the name from Thracian arda(s)
"current, river"... [more]
Variant form of Artem
(Georgian) and variant transcription of Artemiy
(Russian). Bearers of this name include Russian soccer player Artemi Ogarkov (b. 1986) and Russian ice hockey player Artemi Panarin (b... [more]
ASSOLfRussian, Popular Culture, Literature
From the book Scarlet Sails
written in 1923 by Alexander Grin, but more famous as a 1961 motion picture. It is either based on Russian "А соль?" (a sol?) - "Is salt?", or Spanish "el sol" - "the sun"... [more]
ATEISTmSoviet, Russian (Archaic)
Derived from the Russian noun атеист (ateist)
meaning "atheist". This name was used by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
AVRORAfArmenian (?), Azerbaijani (?), Bulgarian, Georgian (?), Russian, Slovene (?), Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian, and Ukrainian form of Aurora
. This form is also used in Armenian, Azerbaijani, Slovene, and Georgian to refer to the Roman goddess.
AZALIYAfSoviet, Russian (Rare)
Derived from the Russian noun азалия (azaliya)
meaning "azalea" (as in, the plant of the genus Rhododendron
), which effectively makes this name the Russian cognate of Azalea
. It was first coined as one of the new names that Soviet parents wanting to reject traditional names used, and has continued to be used occasionally into the present.
During the days of revolutionary enthusiasm, as part of the campaign to rid Russia of bourgeois culture, there was a drive to invent new, revolutionary names. As a result, a large number of Soviet children were given unusual or atypical names.
Derived from the Russian noun баррикада (barrikada)
meaning "barricade". This name was used by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names, possibly in reference to the protests and strikes by labourers.
Russian feminine name possibly meaning "welcome child", or else, more likely, a variant form of Bozhena
Variant form of Bonifatsiy
. A known bearer of this name was the Soviet philosopher Bonifaty Kedrov (1903-1985). In his case, Bonifaty is just a variant transcription of Bonifatiy: the spelling is exactly the same in Russian, so they are really the same name.
DALILAfCroatian, Czech, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish
Form of Delilah
as it is used in the countries of Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Spain.
An acronym based on Да здравствует мировая революция! meaning "Long life world revolution!"
DAZDRAPERTRAKmSoviet, Russian (Archaic)
Contraction of Russian Да здравствует первый трактор! (Da zdravstvuet pervyy traktor!)
meaning "Long live the first tractor!" This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names... [more]
DAZMIRmSoviet, Russian (Rare), Georgian (Rare)
Contraction of the Soviet slogan Да здравствует мировая революция! (Da zdravstvuet mirovaya revolyutsiya!)
meaning "Long live the world revolution!" as well as of Да здравствует мир! (Da zdravstvuet mir!)
meaning "Long live the peace!" This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
Derived from Russian декабрь (dekabr)
meaning "December". This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names, and was used in order to commemorate the Decembrist revolt of 1825... [more]
Derived from Russian декабрист (dekabrist)
meaning "Decembrist", which is a term used to refer to someone who participated in (or sympathized with) the Decembrist revolt of 1825. This name was used by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names... [more]
DONARAfSoviet, Russian (Rare)
Contraction of Russian дочь народа (doč naroda)
meaning "daughter of the people". This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
Variant transcription of Yefrem
. In some cases (in other countries than Russia), this name can also be a variant spelling of Ephrem
. Well-known bearers of this name include Russian composer Efrem Zimbalist (c... [more]
This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names. It is usually a combination of the surnames Энгельс (Engels)
, Ленин (Lenin)
and Маркс (Marks)
, which refer to Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) and Karl Marx (1818-1883)... [more]
Russian form of Eliseus
. A known bearer is Archbishop Elisey, who was born as Ilya Vladimirovich Ganaba in 1962.
Contraction of Russian электрификация мира (elektrifikatsiya mira)
meaning "electrification of the world" as well as of Энгельс, Ленин, Маркс и революция (Engels, Lenin, Marks i revolyutsiya)
meaning "Engels, Lenin, Marx and the revolution"... [more]
Variant transcription of Eliy
. A known bearer of this name was Ely Bielutin (1925-2012), a Russian visual artist and art theoretician.