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June 29th, 2012 03:23 AM #1Senior Member
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Know any beautiful Russian names?
I've gotten hooked on Russian names and nicknames lately, and I'd love to hear some more! These are the ones I know and like so far:
Katya (on its own or as a nickname for Ekaterina)
What else might I like? Including the pronunciation would be very helpful, if you can. Also, is there a Russian variation of the name Christina? Thanks!I don't have or want any kids. I just love names!
Top 10: Andrea, Chelsea, Tara, Brooke, Alexandra, Nathaniel, Cody, Grant, Alexander, Graham
I also love Russian and Irish names, as well as the names of many cities and countries.
June 29th, 2012 03:42 AM #3
I like Ekaterina a lot, Katya, Aleksandra (love).
There's a post about them here on nameberry: http://nameberry.com/list/47/Russian-Names-for-Girls
My favourites from there are:
Jelena (prn Yah-leh-na)
Arina (form of Irina)
Sasha (more so a boys name)
Shura (diminitive of Aleksandra)
And the Russian version of Christina is Kristina.Nathaniel . Eden | Alessandra . Noel
June 29th, 2012 04:21 AM #5Senior Member
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Lots of Russian in my family.
My favourites off your list:
Katya - But I prefer the spelling Katia, said the same way as Katya. I have a thing about y's, I guess. And Katia is a traditional spelling as well.
Other ones I like:
Raina - but this is more Slavic/Bulgarian.
Khristina, Khristya, Khrysta are variations on Kristina.
Katerina/Karina - If Ekaterina seems daunting.
Valeriya/Valeria - I love this, nobody else does though.
Yelena / Jelena
Inessa - eee-NEH-sa
Liliya - LEE-lee-ya
June 29th, 2012 08:55 AM #7Senior Member
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Last edited by lauren-kay; June 29th, 2012 at 08:57 AM.
June 29th, 2012 10:35 AM #9
I love Ekaterina, Ksenia, Irina, and Karolina. I like the suggestions of Liliya (although I prefer the Polish spelling, Lilija, or the more English spelling, Lilia), Valeria (AHHHH! @stripedsocks, I thought I was the only one that loved this! It used to be on my short list but everyone told me it sounded too much like "malaria" and she'd be teased endlessly... :/), Zoya, and Lidiya, as well.
Olga (oh, I know... I feel like I should hate it but I met a sweet Russian lady named Olga a while ago and I thought it was just so cool! It sort of reminds me of other short-and-sweet "O" names, like Opal, Odette, and Olive)
Nadia (or the original Russian form, Nadezhda, which I really love! I always thought if I adopted a little girl from Russia, I would give her the mn Nadezhda, or possibly Nadia)
Maya (I'm not sure if this is legitimately Russian or not, but there's this phrase in Russian, "maya dorogaya", and it basically means "my sweet one" or "my beloved". For the longest time I wanted to use Maya as a MN for Isabelle because of that! I think it's such a sweet sentiment)
Olesya (LOVE! Russian form of Alexia/Alessia)
Olesya, Liliya, and Nadia are probably my favorites, though.Ashley
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