113 Ukrainian Baby Names With Meanings

Ukraine, the largest nation in Europe, is a country with more than a thousand years of tradition and history, originating in antiquity. The country is renowned for its beautiful people, delicious food, and unmatched landscape. But that’s not all. The land of fertile agricultural plains and heavy industry has some beautiful and unique baby names in its kitty too.

As per traditional Slavic naming customs, Ukrainian people are supposed to have a tripartite name, which includes a given name, patronymic name, and family name. But the full name is mostly used in the official documents, not in day to day life.

As with most cultures, the given name of a Ukrainian baby is selected by the parents. The first names originate from the two primary sources – Orthodox church tradition, which is of Greek origin and Catholic church tradition, which is of Latin origin. Slavic origin names are also familiar with the Ukrainians. Also, the names have to be gender specific, even though they can be derived from the same roots. For the nicknames, Ukrainians mostly use diminutives of the given names, such as Andy for Andriy and Anna for Anastasiya.

Anastasiya and Oleksander have been the most popular names in Ukraine for ages. But if you want something less common for your child, take a look at MomJunction's list of Ukraine baby boy and girl names below.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AnastasiaResurrection; coming againGirl
AndriyForm of Andrew; they are manly and strongBoy
ArtemShorter version of Artemas; another name of ArtemisBoy
DaniloGod has been a judgeBoy
MariaVariation of Mary or Miriam which means Bitter or Wished-for childGirl
MatviyGiven by God.Boy
MaximThe greatest oneBoy
SofiaMeans wisdom in Greek. A wise womanGirl
SolomiaPeaceGirl
VeronikaCroatian form of Veronica. It means true and honest.Girl
ViktoriaCroatian form of Victoria, meaning victory.Girl
VladislavGlorious rule or a glorious ruler.Boy
ZlataGoldenGirl
AleksanderOld Greek - Defender of Men; A variant of name AlexanderBoy
AnichkaGrace, a graceful womanGirl
AnnaName of a King; Food; Grain; Earth and Water; GodBoy
AntinAntin comes from the Roman clan name Antonius and means worthy of praise.Boy
BodashkaGod's giftBoy
BohdanBohdan is the masculine version of Bohdana and means given by God.Boy
BohdanaGiven by GodGirl
BohdankoGod's giftBoy
BohuslavaA woman who always glorifies the almighty.Girl
BoryskoA warrior, one who is capable of fighting.Boy
BoryslavOne who likes fighting for fame.Boy
DanyletsGod is my judgeBoy
DanylkoJudge, a person who makes good judgement.Boy
DarynaThe gift of GodGirl
DymtrusSupplanterBoy
FaddeiA boy who is brave and valiant.Boy
FadeyA man who is bold and very braveBoy
FadeykaA man who is brave and valiant.Boy
FadeyushkaBrave and courageousBoy
FedirGift from aboveBoy
GalynaA girl who stays calm and quite in every situation. Calmness.Girl
GannaFavor, a woman who is full of grace.Girl
GeorgiyUkrainian variant of George, meaning farmer.Boy
GlibHair of GodBoy
GrygoriyUkrainian variant of Gregory, meaning watchful or alert.Boy
HadeonDestroyerBoy
HeorhiyFarmer, one belonging to farming occupationBoy
IgorA man protected by God.Boy
IllyaMy God is HeBoy
InnaUkrainian term for fast flowing stream.Girl
IonnaGod's giftGirl
IvanGift of GodGirl
IvanGod is gracious.Boy
IvannaA Biblical name, meaning God is gracious.Girl
KatryaPure, a pure and chaste womanGirl
KatrynaKateryna is the Ukrainian version of Katherine and means pure.Girl
KhrystynaFollower of Christ.Girl
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