151 Russian girl and boy names for your baby

When it comes time to choose the name of our baby, sometimes we look for inspiration in places such as literature or nature, or we could also consider choosing one in another language to give it a unique and special touch.

Russian names have very characteristic sounds and although they are in another language that is definitely very different from Spanish, many of them are easy to pronounce and write. We share 151 Russian girl and boy names for your baby.

Russian names for girl

  • Agata : of Greek origin, it means “good woman”.
  • Alexandra : Russian variant of Alejandra, meaning “defender of men.”
  • Aliona : diminutive of Yelena, Russian variant of Elena.
  • Alisa : of Hebrew origin, it means “great happiness”.
  • Anastasia : of Greek origin, it means “resurrection”.
  • Ania : Russian variant of Ana, meaning “grace.”
  • Annika : Russian diminutive of Ana.
  • Anoushka : Russian diminutive of Ana.
  • Arinka : Russian variant of Irene, meaning “peace.”
  • Bela : of Russian and Czech origin, it means “white”.
  • Darya : Russian feminine variant of DarĂ­o, which means “the one who maintains the good.”
  • Dasha : variant of Darya.
  • Deniska : Russian variant of Denise, a name of Greek origin that comes from Dionysus, god of wine.
  • Duscha : of Russian origin, it means “happy”.
  • Ekaterina : Russian form of Catherine, meaning “pure.”
  • Fedora : Russian variant of Teodora, meaning “gift from God.”
  • Franka : Russian variant of Francisca, feminine form of Francisco, meaning “free man.”
  • Gala : variant of Galina.
  • Galina : of Greek origin, it means “calm, healer”.
  • Gasha : variant of Agata, which means “good woman”.
  • Inessa : Russian variant of Agnes, meaning “chaste.”
  • Inna : means “strong water”.
  • Irina : Russian variant of Irene, meaning “peace.”
  • Irisa / Irisha : Russian variant of Iris, which means “rainbow”.
  • Ivanna : feminine form of Ivan, Russian variant of Juan, meaning “God is merciful.”
  • Jelena : Russian variant of Elena, which means “bright, she who shines.”
  • Jereni : Russian variant of Irene.
  • Karenina : variant of Catalina.
  • Katerina : Russian form of Catherine, meaning “pure.”
  • Katia / Katya : Russian diminutive of Catalina.
  • Kira : means “throne”.
  • Kolenka : Russian variant of Nicole, meaning “the victory of the people.”
  • Kostenka : Russian feminine form of Constantine, meaning “firm, steady.”
  • Kostya : unisex name, Russian variant of Constantine.
  • Lara : diminutive of Larissa, which means “citadel”.
  • Larissa : means “citadel”.
  • Laurissa : Russian variant of Laura, meaning “laurel”.
  • Lena : Russian diminutive of Elena.
  • Lera : Russian variant of Valeria, meaning “strength.”
  • Lerka : Russian variant of Valeria.
  • Luba : means “love, beloved.”
  • Lutza : Russian variant of Luisa, meaning “renewed warrior.”
  • Marisha : Russian variant of Marisa, which means “that comes from the sea.”
  • Masha : Russian variant of Maria, which means “loved by God.”
  • Melanka : Russian variant of Melania, meaning “dark.”
  • Milena : means “thousand”.
  • Mischa / Misha : unisex name, diminutive of Mikhail (Miguel).
  • Nadenka : means “hope”.
  • Nadia / Nadya : means “hope”.
  • Narkissa : Russian variant of Narcissa, which means “daffodil”.
  • Nata : Russian variant of Natalia, which means “birth.”
  • Natasha : Russian variant of Natalia.
  • Natella : Russian variant of Natalia.
  • Nika : Russian diminutive of Veronica, which means “true image”.
  • Nikita : unisex name, comes from the Greek Aniketos (Aniceto), which means “unconquerable”.
  • Nina : Russian diminutive of Ana, which means “grace”.
  • Odessa : Russian name inspired by “The Odyssey”, by Homer.
  • Oksana : means “praise to God”.
  • Olena : Russian variant of Elena.
  • Olenka : variant of Olga, which means “sacred”.
  • Olga : means “sacred”.
  • Pashenka : Russian variant of Paula, meaning “little”.
  • Petya : Russian variant of Petra, meaning “stone.”
  • Polina : Russian feminine variant of Pablo, meaning “little”.
  • Rashel : Russian variant of Rachel, which means “the sheep of God.”
  • Rina : diminutive of Irina, Russian variant of Irene.
  • Sarka : Russian variant of Sara, meaning “noble, princess.”
  • Sascha / Sasha : unisex name used as a diminutive of Alexander / Alexandra, masculine and feminine variants of Alexander, which means “defender of men”.
  • Shura : unisex name used as a diminutive of Alexander / Alexandra, masculine and feminine variants of Alexander, which means “defender of men”.
  • Sonia : Russian variant of Sofia, meaning “wisdom.”
  • Svetlana : means “star”.
  • Talya : short for Natalya.
  • Tania / Tanya : diminutive of Tatiana.
  • Tassia : short for Anastasia.
  • Tati : diminutive of Tatiana.
  • Tatiana : of Russian origin, it comes from the name of an ancient Sabine king.
  • Valka : Russian variant of Valeria.
  • Varenka : Russian variant of Barbara, which means “foreign woman.”
  • Varya : Russian diminutive of Barbara.
  • Verasha : means “faith”.
  • Verina : means “true”.
  • Verinka : means “integrity”.
  • Viera : means “truth”.
  • Viktoria : Russian variant of Victoria.
  • Yarina : Russian variant of Irene.
  • Yekaterina : Russian variant of Catalina.
  • Yelena : Russian variant of Elena, which means “bright, she who shines.”
  • Yeva : Russian variant of Eva, which means “life”.
  • Yulia : Russian variant of Julia, which means “consecrated to Jupiter.”
  • Zaneta : Russian variant of Janet, meaning “gift from God.”
  • Zaria : means “dawn”.
  • Zenya : variant of Eugenia, which means “of noble stock.”
  • Zoa : variant of Zoe, which means “life”.

Russian names for boy

  • Akim : Russian form of Joaquin, which is of Hebrew origin and means “Yahweh will build.”
  • Alexander : Russian variant of Alexander, meaning “defender of men.”
  • Alexei : Russian variant of Alexander, meaning “defender of men.” Andrei
  • Anton : Russian variant of Antonio, which is of Greek origin and means “brave.”
  • Arman : Russian variant of Armando, meaning “soldier, warrior.”
  • Arseni : Russian variant of Arsenio, meaning “strong.”
  • Benedikt : Russian variant of Benedict, meaning “blessed.”
  • Bogdan : of Russian origin, it means “gift of God”.
  • Boris : means “warrior”.
  • Damien : Russian variant of Damien, meaning “tamer.”
  • Daniell : Russian variant of Daniel, meaning “God is my judge.”
  • Dima : Russian variant of Demetrius, meaning “follower of Demeter”, the goddess of agriculture.
  • Dimitri : Russian variant of Demetrius.
  • Edmon : Russian variant of Edmund, meaning “fortunate protector.”
  • Fyodor / Fyodor : Russian variant of Theodore, meaning “gift of God.”
  • Garald : Russian variant of Gerardo, meaning “brave warrior.”
  • Grigori : Russian variant of Gregory, meaning “vigilant.”
  • Ignati : Russian variant of Ignacio, which means “man who was born from fire.
  • Igor : From Old Norse, this Russian name means “warrior.”
  • Ilias : Russian variant of Elijah, meaning “Yahweh is God.”
  • Ivan : Russian variant of Juan, meaning “God is merciful.”
  • Karlen : Russian variant of Carlos, which means “free man.”
  • Kesar : Russian variant of Caesar, meaning “long-haired.”
  • Kima : Russian variant of Joaquin.
  • Kliment : Russian variant of Clement, meaning “merciful, pious.”
  • Konstantin : Russian variant of Constantine, meaning “firm, steady.”
  • Kostya : unisex name, Russian variant of Constantine.
  • Leonid : Russian variant of Leonidas, meaning “lion.”
  • Lev : means “lion”.
  • Lukyan : means “light”.
  • Makari : means “blessed”.
  • Maksim : Russian variant of Maximilian, meaning “the greatest.”
  • Mikhail : Russian variant of Miguel, meaning “who is like God.”
  • Mischa / Misha : diminutive of Mikhail, it is used as a unisex name.
  • Motka : Russian variant of Matthew, meaning “gift from God.”
  • Nikita : unisex name, comes from the Greek Aniketos (Aniceto), which means “unconquerable”.
  • Nikolai : Russian variant of Nicholas, meaning “the victory of the people.”
  • Oleg : means “sacred”.
  • Pasha : diminutive of the Russian name Pavel, a variant of Pablo, which means “little”.
  • Pavel : Russian variant of Pablo.
  • Pyotr : Russian variant of Peter, meaning “stone.”
  • Rodion : means “song of the hero”.
  • Samuil : Russian variant of Samuel, meaning “God has heard.”
  • Sascha / Sasha : unisex name used as a diminutive of Alexander / Alexandra, masculine and feminine variants of Alexander, which means “defender of men”.
  • Sergei : Russian variant of Sergio, meaning “guardian, servant.”
  • Shura : unisex name used as a diminutive of Alexander / Alexandra, masculine and feminine variants of Alexander, which means “defender of men”.
  • Todor : Russian variant of Theodore.
  • Vadim : means “attractive”.
  • Valentin : means “strength”.
  • Venka : Russian variant of Benedict.
  • Viktor : Russian variant of Victor, meaning “conqueror.”
  • Vladimir : means “renewed prince”.
  • Yakov : Russian variant of Jacobo, meaning “supplanter.”
  • Yefrem : Russian variant of Ephraim, meaning “fertile, fruitful.”
  • Yelisei : Russian variant of Elisha, meaning “God is my salvation.”
  • Yuri : Russian variant of Jorge, which means “farmer”.
  • Zhivago : means “life”.
  • Zinov : means “life of Zeus”.

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