DOBRYNYAДобриняmRussian, Ukrainian Derived from the common Slavic root meaning "kind, good, daring". This name is currently considered rare. This is the name of one of the most famous bogatyrs (epic knights) Dobrynya Nikitich.
KHIVRYAХівряfUkrainian (Rare, Archaic), Theatre Ukrainian variant of FEVRONIYA. The name was borne by a character in Modest Mussorgsky's comic opera 'The Fair at Sorochyntsi' (1874 - 1880) which was based on Nikolai Gogol's short story of the same name, from his early (1832) collection of Ukrainian stories 'Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka'.
KYYКийmUkrainian (Rare) Derived from Кий (Kyy), which is the name of one of the three brothers that - according to legend - founded the city of Kiev in early medieval times. The meaning of his name is not wholly certain, but it has been suggested that it might be derived from Proto-Slavic *kyjь meaning "bat, stick, club" or "hammer".
MÉLOVINmUkrainian The stage name of the Ukrainian singer is formed from the English word halloween and the surname of the designer Alexander McQueen.
MELSМэлс, МэльсmSoviet, Russian, Ukrainian Acronym of the surnames of Маркс (Marks), Энгельс (Engels), Ленин (Lenin) and Сталин (Stalin), which refer to Karl Marx (1818-1883), Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) and Joseph Stalin (1878-1953)... [more]