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Russian Baby Girl Names

Russian baby names for girls, long a style backwater, are coming into their own as a fashionable choice. Here are some of the most appealing Russian baby girl names.
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  • Izabella

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    Parents seeking a way to differentiate their Isabella from all the others could consider this zippier spelling. Its popularity has halted its rise, falling from Number 140 to Number 159 in 2012. Read More 

  • Jelena

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    Pretty, but in this country it might simplify a child's life to use Helena or Elena.  Read More 

  • Jelina

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    Another version of Jelena, both Eastern European relatives of Helen. Read More 

  • Katarina

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    The Russian version of Katherine is usually Ekaterina, but this form is used throughout Eastern Europe and may be more friendly to the American ear. Read More 

  • Kira

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    Though such cognates of Kira as Keira, Kyra, and Ciara are ever-more popular throughout Europe and in the U.S., this Cyrus relative has a different root. Variations include Keera, Kiera, Kierra, K... Read More 

  • Larisa

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    This version of the name of a Greek nymph, based on the ancient city of Larisa, is widely used in Russia thanks to a martyr saint venerated by the Eastern Church. Read More 

  • Luiza

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    Luiza livens up Louisa. The insertion of the letter "Z" adds a lot more pizzazz. Read More 

  • Marina

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    This pretty sea-born name was used to dramatic effect by Shakespeare in his play Pericles for the virtuous princess who says she is "Call'd Marina, for I was born at sea." Marina was an epithet of ... Read More 

  • Mariya

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    Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian version of Maria sure to cause a lifetime of spelling questions and pronunciation mistakes. Read More 

  • Marya

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    The final a adds a lot of style.  Read More 

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