250 Russian Baby Names With Meanings

Selecting a Russian baby name for your bundle of joy can be challenging, considering the number of options available. But MomJunction's baby names tool will help you find some of the most appealing Russian baby names with meanings.

Russians give three names to their kids, a given or first name, a patronymic name, and a surname. The first name is given soon after the birth of the child. The patronymic name, which is a suffix according to the gender, is derived from the father’s first name. And just like other cultures, Russian surnames are family names handed down from generation to generation.

While most of the Russian baby names originated in Russia, some names are taken from the Greek language as well, especially names from the Eastern Orthodox tradition. Some parents even combine two names to create a unique name for their baby. But the bottom line is that all these names have a rich tonal quality and interesting meanings. Below are a few examples of these names.

AleksandrOld Greek - Defender of Men; A variant of name AlexanderBoy
AnastassiaEstonian form of Anastasia. It means resurrection.Girl
AndreiOld Greek - Male; Manly; Brave; Virility; A variant of name AndreBoy
AnyaNightless; the one who is bright and shiningGirl
ArtemShorter version of Artemas; another name of ArtemisBoy
DariaTrustworthy natured personGirl
DimaThey are very strong fighterBoy
IvanGod is gracious.Boy
JulieLatin - Jupiter's Child; Downy; Feminine Form Of Julian; A variant of JuliaGirl
KateKate means ClearGirl
KatiyaKatiya means Perfect, PureGirl
MaryaA Russian variant of name Maria, meaning rebelliusnessGirl
NastyaAct of resurrectionGirl
NikitaUnbeatable, supreme, invincible, indomitable.Unisex
OlgaThe holy lightGirl
SergeyRussian saint nameBoy
ShashaA nickname. Mening one who is defending menBoy
VladOld short form of Slavic names beginning with the vladeti. It means ruleBoy
AbihailThe rejoice of my YahwehGirl
AkilinaEaglelike; a person who is very powerfulGirl
AlekOld Greek - Defender of Men; A variant of name Alec and AlexanderBoy
AlekseiOld Greek - Defender of Men; Defender; A variant of name AlexanderBoy
AlexProtector Of MankindBoy
AlexeiOld Greek - Defender of Men; Defender; A variant of name AlexanderBoy
AlinaBeautiful, BrightGirl
AnastasiyBulgarian form of Anastasius, meaning to resurrect.Boy
AnastasiyaBulgarian version of Anastasia, meaning to resurrect.Girl
AndrejOld Greek - Male; Manly; Brave; Virility; A variant of name AndreasBoy
AndrianOld Greek - Male; Manly; Brave; Virility; Latin - Man from Hadria; Dark One; A variant of name AdrianBoy
AndrosA born warrior who is manly and braveBoy
AniyahA loving and concerned human being who is a favour from GodGirl
AniyyahA loving and concerning favour from GodGirl
AnjaVariation of Anna; they are gracious beingsGirl
AntanasiaOne who will be reborn, immortal.Girl
AntoshaRussian - Invaluable; Priceless; InestimableBoy
AsjaA form of Anastasia, meaning resurrection.Girl
AvdotyaOne who is very difficult to resist and is relaxingGirl
BalanchineRussian born United States dancer and choreographer noted for work in ballet.Boy
BarananRam ( Hindu Lord)Boy
BayushaA place name in MoldovaGirl
BogdanHe who was given by God, a Godsent personBoy
BogdanaA woman who is god-givenGirl
BohdankoGod's giftBoy
BorislavaFeminine form of Borislav, meaning famous battle.Girl
BubleyOne who is from Babylon. A surnameUnisex
BurianOne whose home is near the weedsBoy
CalinaA most beautiful young womanGirl
CzarA born EmperorBoy
CzarinaA born EmpressGirl
DamirProvides peaceBoy
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