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Page 2/3. 47 Russian names of Russian origin for baby boys, listing 21-40.
Hedeon .. Variant of Gideon (Hebrew) "feller of trees".
Igor .. Variant of Ingvar (Scandinavian) "Ing's soldier" ..
Ilya .. "Jehovah is God." The glamorous Russian Illya Kuryakin from the TV series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." ..
Ioanis .. "God is gracious."
Ioakim .. Russian variant of Joachim.
Iosef .. Variant of Joseph (Hebrew) "Jehovah increases".
Ivan .. "God is gracious."
Lech .. Slavic mythology: name of the founder of the Polish people ..
Lev .. Variant of Leo.
Misha .. Nickname for Michael ..
Nicholas .. Saint Nicholas (fourth century) is known as the patron saint of Greece and Russia, children, scholars, sailors, and pawnbrokers, and (via his Dutch name, Sinte Klaas) the original Santa Claus .. Five popes and two emperors of Russia have borne the name ..
Oleg .. "Holy."
Olexei .. "Man's defender." Variant of Alexei, the Russian form of Alexander.
Peter .. Petrov and Pyotr are Russian .. Russian emperor Peter the Great ..
Rurik .. Variant of Roderick (Old German) "famous power".
Sacha .. "Man's defender."
Seraphim .. There were two Saints Seraphim, one a 17th-century Italian, one an 18th-century Russian mystic.
Sergio .. Saint Sergius (14th century) was a much-loved Russian saint ..
Seward .. In more modern times, William Henry Seward, Secretary of State under Lincoln and Johnson, was responsible for the American purchase of Alaska from Russia ..
Shura .. "Man's defender." Used as a nickname for a man in Russia.
Ivan, Nicholas, Peter and Sergio are commonly used names, while Hedeon, Igor, Ilya, Ioakim, Ioanis, Iosef, Lech, Lev, Misha, Oleg, Olexei, Rurik, Sacha, Seraphim, Seward and Shura are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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