465 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.

IzabelaA variant of Isabella, meaning devoted to God.Girl
JalaneaForm of Jelena, means shinig lightGirl
JalenaThe bright oneGirl
JashaA supplanterBoy
JekaterinaA Goddess from the far offGirl
JelenaNew branch or new shoot.Girl
JelinaNice looking or good looking womanGirl
JelkaTorch or moonGirl
JeneuerA fair complexion ladyGirl
JeramieGod will upliftUnisex
JeramyGod will upliftUnisex
JeremieSame as JeremyBoy
JereniFree from disturbanceGirl
KarikKarik means Ever Powerful RulerBoy
KarinaKarina means PureBoy
KarineKarine means Beloved FriendGirl
KarolKarol means Strong, ManlyBoy
KarynaA keel of the ship, from the Latin wordGirl
KatenkaKatenka means Torture or PureGirl
KaterinaKaterina means The Pure and the ClearGirl
KatiaKatia means Clean, Pure, PlainGirl
KatinaKatina means PureGirl
KatjaKatja means Neat, Natural, PureGirl
KatryaPure, a pure and chaste womanGirl
KazimirKazimir means He Who Destroys the WoldBoy
KenyaKenya means Mauntain of WhitenessGirl
KervynKervin means RulerBoy
KesarThe name means Small Black OneBoy
KeshaKesh means HairGirl
KhristinaLatin - Christian Woman; A follower of Christ; A variant form of ChristinaGirl
KhrystynaFollower of Christ.Girl
KimaKima means ButterflyGirl
KiraThrone or Russian variation of CyrusGirl
KirilKiril means NobleBoy
KirillKirill means RulerBoy
KlarikaThe name means Bright and FamousGirl
KlimentOne who is merciful and mild. A variant of Clement.Boy
KodiakKodiak means IslandBoy
KolyaKolya means Of the Conquering PeopleBoy
KonstantinKonstantin means ConstantBoy
KostyaKostya means StadyBoy
KruganKrugan means burial moundBoy
KseniaKsenia means hospitalityGirl
KseniyaThe name means StrangerGirl
LadaLada is the name of pagan Slavic Goddes of Love, means maiden, GirlGirl
LaikaLaika means BarkerGirl
LaraA famous person who is notable to manyGirl
LarisaA citadel, bastion or fortificationGirl
LarissaA safe protected place, like a citadel of a fortressGirl
LatonyaFrom the name Tonya with the popular prefix LaGirl
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