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150+ Russian Baby Names for Boys With Meaning

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150+ Russian Baby Boy Names

150+ Russian Baby Boy Names

Best Russian Baby Names for Boys

Congratulations on your baby boy. Now it's time to pick the perfect name that will follow him throughout his life. There is a lot to a name, so the meaning behind it is so important. If you are Russian, have Russian heritage, or appreciate the Russian language, this list is for you. Find the perfect name for your prince and choose from traditional names to modern names and names of multiple origins.

When choosing a name, think about the traits you would like your son to carry with him for a lifetime. From names that describe a strong personality and bravery, to religious names, names with roots in history, and those that reference famous leaders of the past, consider this list and don't forget to share your favorite down below.

Strong Names

NameMeaning and Origin

Adrik

dark

Akim

Joachim

Alek

defender

Aleksandr

defender

Aleksei

helper

Alexei

defender

Alik

helper

Alyosha

defender

Anastas

Anastasius

Andrei

brave

Andrey

manly

Andrusha

Andrew

Anton

Antonius

Arkhip

Arhippos

Artem

healthy

Artemii

wholesome

Artur

Arthur

Bogdan

given by God

Borya

fighter

Danila

Daniel

Danill

Daniel

Traditional Names

NameMeaning and Origin

Demid

Diomedes

Dima

Dimitri

Dmitri

earth lover

Dominik

belonging to the Lord

Evgeni

Eugene, noble

Faddey

Thaddeus

Fadeyka

brave

Feddei

brave

Feliks

Felix

Feodor

Fyodor

Feofan

Theophanes

Ferapont

Therapon

Filip

Philip

Fima

Yefim

Foma

Thomas

Gavriil

Gabriel

Gennadi

noble

Georgiy

George

Grigory

watchful

Grisha

Grigoriy

Ignat

Ignatius

Igor

Yngvarr

Ilari

Hilarius

Famous Names

NameMeaning and Origin

Ilia

Elijah

Ilya

Elijah

Ioann

John

Iov

Yakim

Isay

Isaiah

Ivan

God is gracious

Karol

strong

Karp

Carpus

Kesha

Innokentiy

Kir

Cyrus

Klim

Kliment

Konstantin

firm

Kuzma

Cosmas

Lazar

Lazarus

Leonti

Leontiy

Lev

lion

Luka

light

Lyon

Lev

Lyonya

Leonid

Makar

Macario

Maks

great

Maksimillian

great

Mark

Marcus

Matvey

Matthew

Matvey

God’s gift

Popular Names

NameMeaning and Origin

Mefodiy

Methodius

Michail

Michael

Michail

Michael

Milan

gracious

Mischa

like the Lord

Mishka

cute

Mitya

Dmitriy

Modest

Modestus

Motya

Matvey

Nestor

homecoming

Nikita

unconquered

Nikodium

Nicodemus

Nikolai

victorious

Nikon

victory

Nil

Neilos

Oleg

holy

Oral

eagle

Orel

eagle

Oriel

eagle

Osip

Joseph

Pasha

Pavel

Petia

Petya

Platon

Plato

Pyotr

a rock, Peter

Most Popular Russian Boy Names

Best Names

NameMeaning and Origin

Rafail

Raphael

Ratmir

peace, protector

Robert

bright, fame

Rodion

rosy

Rodya

Rodion

Rudolf

wolf

Rurik

ruler

Sacha

defender

Samuil

Samuel

Sanya

Aleksandr

Sasha

defender

Sashenka

defender

Savva

Sabas

Semyon

Simon

Senya

Arseni

Sergei

Sergey

Sevastyan

Sebastian

Shura

Alexander

Shurik

Alexender

Slava

glory

Spartak

Spartacus

Stas

Stanislav

Sefan

Crown

Tamryn

palm tree

Terenti

Terence

Meaningful Names

NameMeaning and Origin

Timofey

Timothy

Timothy

Titus

Tomek

Tamara

Vadik

Vadim

Vadimir

world

Valentin

Valentine

Valeriy

Valerius

Vanya

Ivan

Varlaam

Barlaam

Vasyl

royal

Vaughn

royal

Veniamin

Benjamin

Viktor

Victor

Vitali

Vitaliy

Vitya

Viktor

Vias

Blaise

Vova

Vladimir

Waylan

exotic

Yakim

Joachim

Yefim

Euphemia

Yuma

son of chief

Yurik

youthful

Zeno

Eugenia

Zigor

George

© 2020 Layne Holmes

Comments

Layne Holmes (author) from Bend, Oregon on May 15, 2020:

Hi Liz—I was interested to see a lot of overlap when it came to name origin and countries. I saw some Hebrew as well. Polish and others. Latin and the Romance languages. Really interesting. Small variations. Thanks for stopping by!

Liz Westwood from UK on May 15, 2020:

It's interesting to read the meanings for these names.

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