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Girl Names of Russian Origin

Russian baby names and what they mean, for russian, with 30 results. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.8%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.5%, down 37%), with names such as Tanya becoming less trendy. Maya (#69) is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation, while Mayi (top 98%) and Mayea (68%) are common last names.

Russian names

Bronya - Tiana | Tonya - Zoya

Bronya - Tiana

"Armour, strength and protection." Brenya is a moderately popular girl's name. See also Brinna.

The Russian equivalent of a female .. Unconventional. Compare Czarina with popular last names Catena (top 25%), Caronna (31%), which also end with -na. See also Carna.

"Happy." Duscha, Duschinka, etc. were not among 2015's Top names.

"Sun ray." Jeleda and Jeleni are creative forms. Variant of Helena via Helen.

Variant of Kristina, a Scandinavian form .. Scarce. Khristina is not listed in the US Census. See also Krystina.

"Lady, matron." Matrina and variants are unique as baby names.

.. In Russian, a form of Mary .. Maya peaked in popularity in 2006 and is almost as popular now. See also Daya.

"Bee; honey." Adoption of Mischa was expansive a decade ago. Unisex name. Variant of Melissa.

"Hope." A highly conventional girls' name (#345 last year), Nadia also occurs often as a first name for women. .. popular name in Russia. See also ..

"Praise God." Oksana is generally used as a form. Ukrainian figure skater Oksana Baiul.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Russian names: Maya, Mischa, Nadia, Oksana, Olena

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Russian names: Sasha, Tanya, Tasha, Tatiana, Tiana

"Sun ray." Slightly atypical as a birth name, Olena is used more conventionally as a last name. Variant of Helen.

"God's gift." Less common today. Fedora was the variation last found (the 1890s) in the Top 2000. Feminine of Theodore.

"Man's defender." Sasheen and forms rose in popularity in 1990 and have become less popular. .. be feminine in Russia, though it ..

"Man's defender." Not Top 2000 names. Used in Russia as a nickname ..

"Light." Svetlanna, Svjetlana and Swetlana are more unconventional as versions of Svetlana. Popular in Russia. Author Svetlana Stalin.

From the Greek name Tha´s .. Unusual, with the -ya suffix for Taisiya, like Tanya, Tawnya. See also Taisha.

Short form of Tatiana or Titania .. Tanya became less popular last year, dropping -292 rankings as a birth name to reach #1933. See also Tanaya.

"Birthday." Somewhat atypical as a girls' name nowadays, though Tasha still occurs often as a feminine first name. Short form of Natasha ..

TatianaTatiana, var. Tanya2
Feminine of Tatius, a Roman family .. Tanya (upper 6%) and Tatiana (30%) are recognizable as women's names.

"Follower of Christ." Used frequently as baby names, Tiona, Tiana, etc. are similar to the familiar Tonya. Short form of Tatiana and Christiana ..

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Russian names for girls.

1. Bronya - Tiana
Bronya, Czarina, Duscha, Jelena, Khristina, Matriona, Maya, Mischa, Nadia, Oksana, Olena, Pheodora, Sasha, Shura, Svetlana, Taisiya, Tanya [Tonya], Tasha, Tatiana [Tanya, Tonya], Tiana

Tonya, Vera, Yalena, Yarina, Yekaterina, Yelisabeta, Yeva, Yuliya, Zinaida, Zoya

Usage comparison for Russian names