Siberian Submitted Names

These names are or were used by the indigenous peoples of Siberia in northeastern Asia.
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ADYANA f Buryat, Kalmyk
Feminine form of Adyan.
AI-MÖKÖ m Shor
Derived from Ай (ai) meaning "moon" and Мöкö (mökö) meaning "strong man".
AIY SIENE m Yakut (Rare)
Means "descendant of Aiyy", referring to the Aiyy deities in Yakut mythology.
AIYY KUO f Yakut (Rare)
Means "beautiful Aiyy" from the name of the Yakut Aiyy deities combined with куо (kuo) meaning "beautiful".
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.
ALDAN m Yakut
Means "interest, passion, comfort".
ALDAR m Buryat, Tuvan, Kalmyk
Means "glory, honour, fame" in Buryat, Tuvan, and Kalmyk.
ALGYR m Yakut
Means "tenacious, capable, person with great erudition".
ALGYS m Yakut
Variant of Algiy.
ALIN m Siberian, Chinese, Manchu
Means "mountain" in Manchu.
ALIP m Shor
Means "hero" in Shor.
ALTAANA f Yakut
Derived from Yakut алтан (altan) meaning "copper".
ALTANA f Kalmyk, Buryat
Derived from Kalmyk алтн (altn) meaning "gold".
ALTIN-ARIĞ m Shor
Means "clean and gold" in Shor.
AMAN m Yakut
Means "healthy, strong, hearty".
AMGALAN m & f Mongolian, Buryat
Means "peaceful, calm" in Mongolian and Buryat.
ANAY m Tuvan
Means "goat" in Tuvan.
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.
ARAMAAN m Yakut
Yakut form of Roman.
ARBAY m Yakut
Means "bush" in Yakut.
ARCHYN m Yakut
Means "deliverer, savior, redeemer" in Yakut.
ARIUNA f Mongolian, Buryat
Derived from Mongolian ариун (ariun) meaning "pure, clear, bright".
ARTIŠ m Tuvan
Means "juniper" in Tuvan.
ARYA m Buryat
Means "holy" in Buryat.
ARZHAANA f Tuvan
Possibly means "medicinal, healthy" or "holy water" in Tuvan.
ATALAMY m Yakut
Means "deity / creator of horses".
ATYRDAKH m Yakut
Means "pitchfork" in Yakut.
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) meaning "journey".
AYAANA f Yakut
Means "way, road, path" in Yakut.
AYANTAY m Yakut
Means "the further way", ultimately from Yakut айан (ayan) meaning "journey".
AYASTAAN m Yakut
Either from Yakut айаас (ayaas) meaning "unbroken" or айа (aya) meaning "fatigue".
AYATAS m Yakut
Means "true friend" in Yakut.
AYDARKHAN m Yakut
Combination of Aydar and the Turkish tite khan meaning "ruler, leader".
AY-DAŠ m Tuvan
Means "moon rock" in Tuvan.
AYDAS m Khakas
Means "healthy" in Khakas. The Khakas people are a Turkic ethnic group living in the Republic of Khakassia in Russia.
AYDIÑ f Tuvan
Means "moonlight" in Tuvan.
AYDYN m Tuvan
Means "moonlight" in Tuvan.
AYGYLAANA f Yakut
Means "inventor" in Yakut.
AYIINA f Yakut
From Айыы (Ayii), the name of the supreme and creator deity in Yakut mythology.
AYKHAAL m Yakut
Means "joy" in Yakut.
AYKHAAN m Yakut
Variant of Aykhaal.
AYKHAANA f Yakut
Feminine form of Aykhan.
AYKHAN m Yakut, Azerbaijani
Means "happiness" in Yakut.
AYNAAN m Yakut
Variant of Ayaan.
AYNAN m Yakut
Means "travel" in Yakut.
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.
AZARGA m Buryat
Means "stallion" in Buryat.
AZMUN m Nivkh
From Nivkh azr meaning "gift".
BAATYR m Yakut
Derived from Yakut баҕатыр (Bağatyr) meaning "hero".
BADEEY m Yakut
Derived from the name of a folk Yakut hero who was the first leader of the Kangalassky Yakuts.
BADMA m & f Kalmyk, Buryat
Kalmyk and Buryat form of Padma.
BADMAZHAP m Buryat
Means "protected by lotus" in Buryat.
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".
BALAAĞIYA f Yakut
Yakut form of Pelageya.
BALDAN m Buryat
Means "powerful" in Buryat.
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) "sun, day".
BARAKHSAN m Yakut
Means "favorite", "security, defense".
BARYLAN m Yakut
Means "wealth, property, knowledge".
BASHIILA m Buryat
Buryat form of Basil.
BAYAN m Buryat
Means "rich" in Buryat.
BAYAÑ m Yakut
Means "visitor with great wealth".
BAYANAY m Yakut
Means "hunter-trapper" and "fisherman".
BAYBAL m Yakut
Yakut form of Pavel.
BAYĞAY-OOL m Tuvan
Means "bad boy" in Tuvan.
BELEK m & f Tuvan, Kyrgyz
Means "gift" in Tuvan and Kyrgyz. It is unisex among the Tuvans and solely masculine in Kyrgyzstan.
BELEK-MAA f Tuvan
Means "little gift" in Tuvan.
BELIKTO m Buryat
Means "wisdom" in Buryat.
BERGEN m Yakut
Means "accurate" in Yakut.
BERT m Yakut
Means "valiant" in Yakut.
BEŽEN-OOL m Tuvan
Means "50 boy" in Tuvan.
BIEBEY m Yakut
Means "honey" in Yakut.
BILDUU f Buryat
Means "flattering, pleasing" in Buryat.
BIYAMAN m Yakut
Means "make wealth" in Yakut.
BOOTUR m Yakut
Means "protector", "to protect the people and the homeland".
BORBAK-KIS f Tuvan
Means "round girl" Tuvan.
BOROGSHON f & m Buryat
Means "grey" in Buryat.
BRAT-OOL m Tuvan
Means "brother boy" in Tuvan.
BUDA m Buryat
Buryat form of Buddha.
BUKHA m Buryat
Means "bull" in Buryat.
BULGAN m Buryat
Means "sable" in Buryat.
BUOTUR m Yakut
Yakut form of Pyotr.
BUYAN m Tuvan
Means "joyful" in Tuvan.
BUYANA f Tuvan
Feminine form of Buyan.
BYLATYAN m Yakut
Yakut form of Platon.
BYORTE f Buryat
Buryat form of Borte.
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.
ÇAYANA f Tatar, Tuvan
Feminine form of Çayan.
CHADZHAKH f Khakas
Means "older sister" in Khakas.
CHAKHAYAKH f Khakas
Means "flower" in Khakas.
CHALUN m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh ch'alu meaning "fog"; used to denote a male child born on a foggy day.
CHAMUK f Nivkh
From Nivkh ch'am meaning "eagle".
CHANGIN m Nivkh
From Nivkh chand meaning "to be white".
CHASH-KÖÖK m Shor
Means "young cuckoo" in Shor.
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]
CHAYANA f Russian (Archaic), Tatar, Tuvan
Feminine form of Chayan as well as a Tatar and Tuvan variant transcription of Çayana.
CHECHEN-OOL m Tuvan
Derived from Tuvan Чечен (Chechen) meaning "eloquent, elegant" or perhaps "Chechen (person)" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
CHEMELIINE f Yakut
Meaning unknown.
CHES-KARTIĞA m Shor
Derived from Чес (ches) meaning "copper" and Картыға (kartyğa) meaning "hawk".
CHEYVYNE f Koryak
Means "walking", "wandering" in Koryak.
CHIBEK f Khakas
Means "silk" in Khakas.
CHODURAA f Tuvan
Means "bird cherry (tree)" in Tuvan.
CHOKHYRAY f Khakas
Means "colourful" in Khakas.
CHONYA-NA f Chukchi
Chukchi form of Sonya.
CHUKHPELEK m Khanty
Means "fast" in Khanty.
CHUNER m Nivkh
Meaning unknown. A known bearer was Chuner Taksami (1931-2014), a Russian ethnographer of Nivkh ethnicity.
CHYUSTYUK f Khakas
Means "ring" in Khakas.
ČOYĞAN-OOL m Tuvan
Means "pine cone boy" in Tuvan.
ČUDUR f Tuvan
Means "fist" in Tuvan.
D'AAKYP m Yakut
Yakut form of Yakov.
D'AAKYPCHAAN m Yakut
Diminutive form of D'aakyp.
DABAAN m Yakut
Means "aspiration, yearning".
DALAN m Yakut
Means "broad, free, spacious".
DALAY-OOL m Tuvan
From Tuvan далай (dalay) meaning "sea, ocean" (of Mongolic origin) combined with оол (ool) meaning "son, boy".
DALBAR m Yakut
Means "chick" (as in a baby bird).
DAMBA m Buryat
Means "sublime" in Buryat.
DAÑ-XAYAA f Tuvan
Means "dawn-dusk" in Tuvan.
DARIIMA f Buryat
Meaning unknown, though it is probably of Tibetan-Sanskrit origin.
DARIMA f Buryat
Means "white Tara" in Buryat.
DARKHAAN m Yakut
Means "arrogant, conceited, proud".
DAŠ-DEMIR m Tuvan
Tuvan cognate of Tashtemir.
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".
DAŠ-MIR m Tuvan
Means "rock-world" in Tuvan.
DAYAANA f Yakut
Means "flying, air" in Yakut.
DAYAN m Yakut
Means "light, brisk" in Yakut.
DELEGEY m Yakut (Rare)
Means "secured" in Yakut.
DOBUN m Yakut
Means "heavy, difficult" in Yakut.
DÖGÜÖR m Yakut
Yakut form of Egor.
DOKHSUN m Yakut
Means "sporty" in Yakut.
DOLAN m Yakut
Variant of Dolgan.
DOLUN m Yakut
Means "winner" or "victory of the revolution".
DOROPPUUN m Yakut
Yakut form of Trofim.
DORZHO m Buryat
Means "diamond" in Buryat, from Tibetan རྡོ་རྗེ (rdo rje) (see Dorji).
DOYDUUNA f Yakut (Rare)
Of unknown meaning.
DULEY m Yakut
Means "deaf" in Yakut.
DULMA f Buryat
Buryat form of Dolma.
DULUS m Yakut
Means "persistent, purposeful".
DUOLAN m Yakut
Means "sporty" in Yakut.
DURUSTAAN m Yakut
Means "high, straight, smooth, energetic, persistent".
DVEBDEKIEYE f Yakut
Yakut form of Yevdokiya.
DYAMAKU f Nganasan
Means "bird" in Nganasan.
DYARIKTA f Nanai
Means "hawthorn" in Nanai.
DYGYN m Yakut
Variant of Tygyn.
DZEVE m Nanai
Means "wasp" in Nanai.
EDEYNE f Nenets
Means "new woman" in Nenets.
EKAV f Koryak (?)
Koryat form of Yelizaveta.
ELEKSEY m Siberian, Altai
Altai form of Aleksei.
ELLEY m Yakut
From the name of Elley Bootur, a Yakut cultural hero who founded the pastoral economy of the Yakut people.
EPKUV m Khanty, Mansi
Khanty and Mansi form of Efim.
ERCHIM m Yakut
Means "vigorous, active" in Yakut.
ERCHIMEN m Yakut
Variant of Erchim.
ERDENI f Buryat
Buryat form of Erdene.
EREL m Yakut
Means "elder" in Yakut.
ERGIS m Yakut
From the name of a Yakut mythical hero; means "revolving", "energetic".
ERKHAAN m Yakut
Means "the brave blood" in Yakut.
ERKIN m Yakut
Means "fair" in Yakut.
ERZHENA f Buryat
Means "pearl" in Buryat.
ESHEGEN m Buryat
Means "goat" in Buryat.
ESHI m Buryat
Means "wisdom" in Buryat.
EVANE f Nenets
Means "orphan" in Nenets. This name was given to baby girls who were born after the death of their fathers.
EVTIN m Khanty, Mansi
Khanty and Mansi form of Evgeniy.
GALGAN-NGA f Chukchi
Means "duck" in Chukchi.
GALSAN m & f Buryat
Means "happiness" in Buryat.
GERELMA f Buryat
Means "light mother" in Buryat, from Mongolian гэрэл (gerel) meaning "light" combined with the suffix -маа (-maa) meaning "mother".
GIDA m Nanai
Means "spear" in Nanai.
GITINGEV f Chukchi
Means "beautiful woman" in Chukchi.
GITINNEVYT f Chukchi
Means "beautiful" in Chukchi.
GOKCHOA m Nanai
Means "crooked" in Nanai.
GULUUN m Buryat
Means "goose" in Buryat.
GYRONAV f Chukchi
Means "spring" in Chukchi.
HULICHAN f Siberian, Even
Means "fox" in Even.
IGIKLAV m Koryak
Means "wolf man" in Koryak.
IGNEY m Nenets
Nenets form of Ignatius.
IRIKO m Nenets
Means "grandfather" in Nenets.
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.
KAMAK m Koryak
Means "underground spirit" in Koryak.
KAÑ-DEMIR m Tuvan
Means "iron iron" in Tuvan.
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) meaning "snow".
KARA-KAT f Tuvan
Means "blackberry" in Tuvan.
KARA-KIS f Tuvan, Khakas
Means "black girl" in Tuvan and Khakas.
KARA-MOLOT m Shor
Means "black steel" or "black sword, blade" in Shor.
KARTIĞA m Shor
Means "hawk" in Shor.
KASKAZIK m Nivkh
Used as a nickname.
KAYNYN m Koryak
Means "bear" in Koryak.
KEETIKELIIR f Yakut
Yakut form of Katenka.
KEKHAN m Nivkh
From Nivkh kekh meaning "seagull".
KEKUKEN f Nanai
means "flower" in Nanai.
KELI m Chukchi
Means "cap" in Chukchi.
KELIN m Nivkh
Derived from Nivkh k'ed meaning "lean, thin".
KENCHEERI m Yakut
Means "new for old" or "new generation".
KENRAN m Nivkh
From Nivkh k'enrad meaning "to have fun", "to sing".
KERECHEENE f Yakut
Derived from Yakut кэрэ (kere) meaning "beautiful, lovely".
KEREMEN m Yakut
Means "good, favorite" in Yakut.
KESKIL m Yakut
Means "a better future" in Yakut.
KESKILEENE f Yakut
Derived from Yakut кэскил (keskil) meaning "future".
KEYKUMUO m Nganasan
Derived from кэйкуоху (keykuokhu) meaning "build".
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.
KHABYRYLLA m Yakut
Yakut form of Gabriel.
KHABYRYYS m Yakut
Yakut form of Gavril.
KHADAKO f Nenets
Means "grandmother" in Nenets.
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.
KHANDA f Buryat
Means "savior-maid" in Buryat.
KHARYSKHAAN m Yakut
Means "protecting blood" in Yakut.
KHASAVAKO m Nenets
Means "man" in Nenets.
KHATYYNA f Yakut
Yakut form of Khatun.
KHAYLIN m Nivkh
From Nivkh khay meaning "pigeon".
KHERMEN m Buryat
Means "squirrel" in Buryat.