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Russia probably isn’t the first place you think of when searching for baby name inspiration but the names in this list are cute enough to steal! These Russian names are mysterious and unique while still being easy enough for a native English speaker to pronounce. 



 

Girls

ANASTASIYA

Meaning: “Resurrection”

ANYA

Meaning: “Grace”

DARIYA

Meaning: “Posses and good” Feminie form of Darius

DASHA

Meaning: “Posses and good” Variation of Dariya 

GALINA

Meaning: “Serenity”

IRINA

Meaning: “Peace”

JELENA

Meaning: “Shining light” Russian variation of Helen 

KATERINA

Meaning: “Pure” Form of Katherine

KATYA

Meaning: “Pure” Variation of Katherine

KIRA

Meaning: “Throne”

KSENIA

Meaning: “Hospitable”

LERA

Meaning: “Strength

LILIYA

Meaning: “Lily”

MILA

Meaning: “Grace” Diminutive of Milena 

NADIA

Meaning: “Hope”

NATALIA

Meaning: “Christmas day”

NATASHA

Meaning: “Born on Christmas day”

NIKA

Meaning: “She who brings victory” Short form of Veronika 

OKSANA

Meaning: “Praise to God”

POLINA

Meaning: “Small” Feminine of Paul 

SASHA

Meaning: “Defender of man” Diminutive of Alexander 

SHURA

Meaning: “Defender of man” Diminutive of Alexander 

TANIA

Meaning: “From the house of Tatius”

TASYA

Short form of Anastasia

TATIANA

Russian from Roman clan name Tatius

VARVARA

Meaning: “Foreign women” Russian variation of Barbara 

VIERA

Meaning: “Faith”

VIVEKA

Meaning: “Alive” Russian variation of Viveca 

ZENYA

Meaning: “Wellborn”

ZHANNA

Meaning: “God is gracious” Russian variation of Jane 

ZINAIDA

Russian from Greek Zeus



 

Boys

ARMEN

Meaning: “warrior” Russian variation of Herman 

AVEL

Meaning: “Breath” Variation of Abel 

BORIS

Meaning: “To fight”

DAMIEN

Meaning: “To tame” Russian from Greek 

DANIL

Meaning: “God is my judge” Russian variation of Daniel 

DIMA

Meaning: “Follower of Demeter” diminutive of Dmitri 

DMITRI

Meaning: “Follower of Demeter” Russian from Greek 

FEDOR

Meaning: “God’s gift” Russian variation of Theodore 

GEDEON

Meaning: “Hewer” Russian variation of Gideon 

HEDEON

Meaning: “Hewer” Russian variation of Gideon 

ILLARION

Meaning: “Cheerful” Russian variation of Ilario 

ILYA

Meaning: “The Lord is my God”

IVAN

Meaning: “God is gracious”

KARLIN

Meaning: “Freeman” Russian variation of Carl 

LEONID

Meaning: “Lion”

LEV

Meaning: “Lion”

LUDIS

Meaning: “Warrior” Variation of Louis 

MAKSIM

Meaning: “Greatest” Russian variation of Maxim 

MISHA

Meaning: “Who is like God” diminutive of Mikhail 

NIKOLAI

Meaning: “People of victory” Russian variation of Nicholas 

OREL

Meaning: “Eagle”

PAVEL

Meaning: “Small”

RODION

Meaning: “Song of the hero”

RUSLAN

Meaning: “Lion”

TIRIRO

Meaning: “Honoring God” Russian variation of Timothy 

VALENTIN

Meaning: “Strength”

VIKTOR

Meaning: “Conqueror” Russian variation of Victor

VITALY

Meaning: “Alive” Russian variation of Vito

VLAD

Meaning: “Renowned prince”

YERIK

Meaning: “Appointed by God” Russian variation of Jeremiah 

YURI

Meaning: “Farmer” Russian variation of George