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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

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

Czarina
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.

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

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

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

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

Maya

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

Mischa

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

Nadia

Nadia
"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 ..

Oksana

Oksana
"Praise God." Adoption of Oksana and forms was at a high 20 years ago. 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

Olena

Olena
"Sun ray." Somewhat common as birth names, Elena, Olena, etc. are pronounced like the conventional Eliana. Variant of Helen.

Pheodora
"God's gift." Pheodora, Feodora, etc. are seldom found as female names, and Fedora occurs commonly (UPPER 26%) as a last name. Feminine of Theodore.

Sasha

Sasha
"Man's defender." Sacha (UPPER 75%) and Sasha (21%) are commonplace feminine names, while Sasa, Sascha, Saschenka, Sasheen and Zsazsa are infrequently used. .. be feminine in Russia, though it ..

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

Svetlana
"Light." Svjetlana and variants are rare as girls' names. Popular in Russia. Author Svetlana Stalin.

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

Tanya

Tanya1
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.

Tasha

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

Tatiana

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

Tiana

Tiana
"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

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