Russian Boy & Girl Names

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Russian Names

Most Russian traditional given names have really cool nicknames (Sasha, Misha, Katya) and native English speakers are very taken with them (including, apparently, US President Barack Obama, whose daughter is named Sasha). Today, trendy Russian parents are choosing English names for their children, or Russian names that are easy to understand and pronounce in English. Our Russian baby names list contains popularity information, pronunciations and accurate origin and meanings data along with historical tidbits and unique pop culture references for each baby name. If you’re looking to honor your heritage, peruse our collection of Russian names for boys and girls.

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Name Gender Origin Meaning Rating
Vanya Both Hebrew God is gracious
Varnaz Boy Armenian Victor
Varvara Girl Greek Foreigner
Vasili Boy Greek King
Vasyl Boy Latin Kingly
Vasylyna Girl Latin Kingly
Vera Girl Russian Faith
Veronika Girl Greek Victory bringer
Vesna Girl Slavonic Spring, resurrec...
Vikenti Boy Latin Conqueror
Viktor Boy Latin Victor
Vlad Boy Russian Rule
Vladimír Boy Slavonic To rule with gre...
Vladimíra Girl Slavonic To rule with gre...
Vladislav Boy Slavonic Glorious rule
Vladislava Girl Slavonic Glorious rule
Waleri Boy Latin To be healthy, s...
Wladimir Boy Slavonic To rule with gre...
Wladimira Girl Slavonic To rule with gre...
Yakov Boy Hebrew Supplanted; held...
Yefrem Boy Hebrew Fruitful
Yekaterina Girl Greek Pure
Yelena Girl Greek Bright, shining ...
Yelisaveta Girl Hebrew My God is a vow
Yeva Girl Hebrew Life
Yuri Both Russian Earth worker
Yuriy Boy Greek Earth worker
Zaria Girl Russian Sunrise
Zarya Girl Russian Sunrise
Zhanna Girl Hebrew God is gracious