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Boy Names of Russian Origin

Russian baby names and what they mean, for russian, with 25 results. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.2%) and has remained as conventional to this day (USAGE 0.2%, DOWN 6.9%). Ivan (#138) is the most chic baby name among these, while Boras (TOP 53%) and Boros (12%) are conventional last names. Here is the list of Russian names for girls.

Russian names

Alek - Shura | Tsar - Yuri

Alek - Shura

Alek

Alek
"Man's defender, warrior." Alyk is also a marginally favored kid's name. See also Aloj. Russian form of Alex.

Andrian
"Man, warrior." Unusual, but Andrian is comparable to common -ian last names Ananian (UPPER 59%), Andonian (31%). See also Andriel. Variant of Andrew.

Arman

Arman
Short form of Armando .. Popular as a birth name, Arman is comparable to the common Armand.

Boris

Boris
"Small; battle glory." Less popular today. Boris was the variant last found (2008) in the Top 2000. .. form of the Russian name Borislav ..

Czar
"Head of hair." Czar, like the similar Cezar, occurs more often as a surname. See also Ezar. Russian form of Caesar.

Fyodor
"God's gift." Feodor and variants were not Top birth names in 2015. Variant of Theodore ..

Gerasim
"Old; honor." Gerasim is rare as a baby name. Russian form of Greek Gerasimos, derived ..

Hedeon
"Feller of trees." Compare last names Hedeen (TOP 26%), Heden (60%). See also Haden. Variant of Gideon.

Igor
Variant of Ingvar (Scandinavian) "Ing's soldier" .. Not Top 2000 name. See also Ifor.

Ilya
"Jehovah is God." Less used today. Illya was the version last appearing (1960-1969) in the Top 2000. The glamorous Russian Illya Kuryakin from ..

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Russian names: Alek, Arman, Boris, Ivan, Lev

Ioanis
"God is gracious." Rather quaint as a baby name. See also Innis. Variant of John.

Iosef
"Jehovah increases." Iosef, Iosif and Iosip were not among 2015's Top names. Variant of Joseph.

Ivan

Ivan
"God is gracious." Usage of Ivan and variants as baby names in 2015 was down 1.7% compared to 10 years ago. Variant of Hebrew John ..

Lev

Lev
Variant of Leo. A conventional birth name (#1298 THE PAST YEAR), Lev also exists frequently as a surname.

Misha
Nickname for Michael .. Rather quaint as a children's name. Unisex name.

Oleg
"Holy." Not much used as a baby name. Fashion designer Oleg Cassini.

Olexei
"Man's defender." Outside Top 2000. .. of Alexei, the Russian form of ..

Rurik
Variant of Roderick (Old German) famous .. Not Top 2000 name. See also Roric.

Sacha
"Man's defender." Sasha and variants soared in popularity 2 decades ago. Diminutive of Alexander ..

Shura
"Man's defender." Shura, Schura and Shoura are not Top 2000 names. .. nickname for a man in Russia.

Quick Reference

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

1. Alek - Shura
Alek, Andrian, Arman, Boris, Czar, Fyodor, Gerasim, Hedeon, Igor, Ilya, Ioanis, Iosef, Ivan, Lev, Misha, Oleg, Olexei, Rurik, Sacha, Shura


Tsar, Vanya, Yesenin, Yevgeny, Yuri

Usage comparison for Russian names

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