150+ Russian Baby Names for Boys With Meaning

Updated on May 27, 2020
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150+ Russian Baby Boy Names
150+ Russian Baby Boy Names | Source

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.

Alek
Alek | Source

Strong Names

Name
Meaning 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
Titus
Titus | Source

Traditional Names

Name
Meaning 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
Karp
Karp | Source

Famous Names

Name
Meaning 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
Nikon
Nikon | Source

Popular Names

Name
Meaning 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

Name
Meaning 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
Maxim
Maxim | Source

Meaningful Names

Name
Meaning 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
Stas
Stas | Source

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    • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

      Layne Holmes 

      7 weeks ago from Bend, Oregon

      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!

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      Liz Westwood 

      7 weeks ago from UK

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

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