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.

AleksanderOld Greek - Defender of Men; A variant of name AlexanderBoy
AnastasiaResurrection; coming againGirl
AndriyForm of Andrew; they are manly and strongBoy
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
ArtemShorter version of Artemas; another name of ArtemisBoy
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
DaniloGod has been a judgeBoy
DanyletsGod is my judgeBoy
DanylkoJudge, a person who makes good judgement.Boy
DarynaThe gift of GodGirl
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
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
KlavdiyaThe name means Cripple and LameGirl
KostyantynKostyantyn is Ukrainian form of Constantine. It means constant.Boy
KrystiyanUkrainian version of Christian, meaning follower of Christ.Boy
KuzmaThe universeBoy
KyryloKyrylo name means The Lord, GodBoy
LarysaSea gullGirl
LavraOne crowned with a crown of laurel tree leavesGirl
LesyaDefender, helper, liberator of menGirl
LeysaDefender of manGirl
LyaksandraUkrainian form of Alexander, meaning defender of man.Boy
LyaksandroUkrainian form of Alexandro, meaning defender of man.Boy
LyudmylaOne who is nice to everyoneGirl
MaksymOne who is the greatestBoy
MariaVariation of Mary or Miriam which means Bitter or Wished-for childGirl
MarichkaUkrainian version of Maria, meaning star of the sea, bitter or beloved.Girl
MaryniaUkrainian variant of Mary, meaning bitter.Girl
MaryskaUkrainian variant of Mary, meaning bitter.Girl
MatviyGiven by God.Boy
MatviykoGod's giftBoy
MaximThe greatest oneBoy
MychajloGod likeBoy
MykhailoLike GodBoy
MykhaltsoGod likeBoy
MykolaVictory of peopleBoy
MykytaA boy who has the capability of winning in every field, a winnerBoy
MyroslavaOne who is destined to be glorious, gloriousGirl
NastasiyaUkrainian version of Anastasia, meaning rebirth.Girl
NastunyeUkrainian version of Anastasia, meaning rebirth.Girl
NataliyaA woman who is blessed by God.Girl
NazayiaOne who is from NazarethBoy
NyuraGraceful, a girl who is graceful.Girl
OleksandrThe daughter of the sovereign, the daughter of the Queen and the King.Boy
OleksandraUkrainian version of Alexandra, meaning protector of men.Girl
OlenaDivided moment, riven second.Girl
OleneThe overall circumstances or conditions in life. The fortune.Girl
OleseaNimm is the name of a tree that gives harsh and unpleasant taste of fruits.Girl
OrestOne who stands on the mountain.Boy
OrynkoPeace, a woman who is peaceful by nature.Girl
OsipGod shall add.Boy
PanasHe who is immortalBoy
PetrusoUkrainian form of Petra, meaning stone.Boy
PylypOne who is fond of horses.Boy
RostyslavTo increase gloryBoy
RuslanA Russian name for one who is like a LionBoy
RuslanaA woman as powerful as a lioness, lionessGirl
SemanOne who is God listeningBoy
SergiySergiy is derived from the Roman clan name Sergius. It means protector.Boy
SofiaMeans wisdom in Greek. A wise womanGirl
SofiykoUkrainian form of Sophia, meaning wisdom.Girl
SolomiyaPeace, a woman of peaceful nature.Girl
SvitlanaA variation of Svetlana, meaning pure and light.Girl
SymonHe who hearsBoy
SymonaShe who hears everythingGirl
ValentynaUkrainian version of Valentina, meaning strong, healthy and brave.Girl
VankoGod's giftBoy
VasykloIt means noble in Ukrainian language.Boy
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