are or were used by the indigenous peoples of Siberia in northeastern Asia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AI-MÖKÖ m Shor
Derived from Ай (ai)
meaning "moon" and Мöкö (mökö)
meaning "strong man".
AIYY KUO f Yakut (Rare)
Means "beautiful Aiyy" from the name of the Yakut Aiyy deities combined with куо (kuo)
AIYY SIEN m Yakut (Rare)
Means "grandson of Aiyy
" from Yakut сиэн (sien)
meaning "grandson" combined with the name of the Yakut Aiyy deities.
ALBAN m Yakut
Means "wonderful, excellent, lovely" in Yakut.
ALDAANA f Yakut
From the name of the Aldan River that flows through Yakutia.
ALGYR m Yakut
Means "tenacious, capable, person with great erudition".
ALTAANA f Yakut
Derived from Yakut алтан (altan)
ANKA f Nivkh
Derived from the Nivkh word for "year".
ANKA-NY f Chukchi
Derived from Chukchi анка-к (anka-k)
meaning "in the sea". This name was traditionally given to baby girls who were born during a trip to the ocean or sea.
ARCHYN m Yakut
Means "deliverer, savior, redeemer" in Yakut.
ARZHAANA f Tuvan
Possibly means "medicinal, healthy" or "holy water" in Tuvan.
AY m Yakut
Means "the inventor" in Yakut.
AYAAL m Yakut
Derived from Yakut ай (ay)
meaning "to invent".
AYAAN m Yakut
Derived from Yakut айан (ayan)
AYANTAY m Yakut
Means "the further way", ultimately from Yakut айан (ayan)
AYASTAAN m Yakut
Either from Yakut айаас (ayaas)
meaning "unbroken" or айа (aya)
AYDAS m Khakas
Means "healthy" in Khakas. The Khakas people are a Turkic ethnic group living in the Republic of Khakassia in Russia.
AYIINA f Yakut
From Айыы (Ayii)
, the name of the supreme and creator deity in Yakut mythology.
AYTAL m Yakut
Either from айыы (ayii)
, the name of a a Yakut god of light or from ай (ay)
meaning "to create" and тал (tal)
meaning "to choose".
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.
BAATYR m Yakut
Derived from Yakut баҕатыр (Bağatyr)
BADEEY m Yakut
Derived from the name of a folk Yakut hero who was the first leader of the Kangalassky Yakuts.
BAIR m Buryat
Buryat name derived from Mongolian баяр (bayar)
meaning "joy, happiness".
BAIRMA f Buryat
Means "joy" from Mongolian баяр (bayar)
meaning "joy, happiness".
BALZHINIMA m Buryat
Means "sun of happiness" or "sun of prosperity" in Buryat, from Tibetan བདེ་བ (bde ba)
"happiness, bliss, joy" and ཉི་མ (nyi ma)
BELEK m & f Tuvan, Kyrgyz
Means "gift" in Tuvan and Kyrgyz. It is unisex among the Tuvans and solely masculine in Kyrgyzstan.
BOOTUR m Yakut
Means "protector", "to protect the people and the homeland".
ÇAYAN m Russian, Tatar, Tuvan, Khakas
Derived from Tatar чаян (çayan)
meaning "scorpion". This is also the name of a Tatar satirical magazine, which has been in circulation since 1923.
CHALUN m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh ch'alu
meaning "fog"; used to denote a male child born on a foggy day.
CHAYAN m Russian (Archaic), Tatar, Tuvan, Khakas
Derived from the Russian noun чаяние (chayanie)
meaning "expectation" as well as "hope, dream, aspiration", which is ultimately derived from the archaic Russian verb чаять (chayat')
meaning "to expect, to hope".... [more]
CHECHEN-OOL m Tuvan
Derived from Tuvan Чечен (Chechen)
meaning "eloquent, elegant" or perhaps "Chechen (person)" combined with оол (ool)
CHES-KARTIĞA m Shor
Derived from Чес (ches)
meaning "copper" and Картыға (kartyğa)
CHUNER m Nivkh
Meaning unknown. A known bearer was Chuner Taksami (1931-2014), a Russian ethnographer of Nivkh ethnicity.
DALAY-OOL m Tuvan
From Tuvan далай (dalay)
meaning "sea, ocean" (of Mongolic origin) combined with оол (ool)
meaning "son, boy".
DARIIMA f Buryat
Meaning unknown, though it is probably of Tibetan-Sanskrit origin.
DASHINIMA m Buryat
Means "lucky sun" or "happy sun" in Buryat, derived from Tibetan བཀྲ་ཤིས (bkra shis)
meaning "good fortune, good luck" combined with ཉི་མ (nyi ma)
meaning "sun, day".
DOLUN m Yakut
Means "winner" or "victory of the revolution".
DORZHO m Buryat
Means "diamond" in Buryat, from Tibetan རྡོ་རྗེ (rdo rje)
DURUSTAAN m Yakut
Means "high, straight, smooth, energetic, persistent".
ELLEY m Yakut
From the name of Elley Bootur, a Yakut cultural hero who founded the pastoral economy of the Yakut people.
ERGIS m Yakut
From the name of a Yakut mythical hero; means "revolving", "energetic".
EVANE f Nenets
Means "orphan" in Nenets. This name was given to baby girls who were born after the death of their fathers.
GERELMA f Buryat
Means "light mother" in Buryat, from Mongolian гэрэл (gerel)
meaning "light" combined with the suffix -маа (-maa)
ITKUN m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh itt
meaning "talkative". This name was traditionally given to male children who talked a lot.
KAIGAL-OOL m Tuvan
Means "brave boy" from Tuvan кайгал (kaygal)
meaning "brave" combined with оол (ool)
meaning "boy, son".
KALTES-EKWA f Mansi, Khanty
Etymology unknown. Mansi and Kanty goddess of the moon, chilbirth, fate, dawn, fertility and rejuvenation. She is a shapeshifter and known to take the shape of a hare.
KAÑ-OOL m Tuvan
Combination of Tuvan каң (kañ)
meaning "steel" and оол (ool)
meaning "boy, son".
KARA f Siberian, Altai
Altai feminine name derived from кара (kara)
meaning "black" or кар (kar)
KELIN m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh k'ed
meaning "lean, thin".
KENRAN m Nivkh
From Nivkh k'enrad
meaning "to have fun", "to sing".
KERECHEENE f Yakut
Derived from Yakut кэрэ (kere)
meaning "beautiful, lovely".
KEŽIK m Tuvan
Means "happiness" or "luck" in Tuvan.
KHAARCHAANA f Yakut
From Yakut хаар (xaar)
meaning "snow", of Turkic origin. This is also the Yakut name for the milk-white brittlegill, a type of flower, and a reference to the Snezhana
, a Russian fairy tale character.
KHADNE f Nenets
Means "blizzard woman" in Nenets. It is typically given to baby girls who were born during a strong blizzard or snow storm.