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Thread: Russian Names?
August 4th, 2013 04:41 AM #6Member
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August 4th, 2013 06:05 AM #10
As a Russian-speaker, of course I adore Russian names(as well as typically Ukrainian ones). I used to live in Moscow not years ago so I say for sure.
Firstly, I would like to correct that some names already mentioned are nicknames. Sveta and Lana are short for Svetlana, Anya and Annoushka - Anna, Kostya - Konstantin, Motya - Matvey(b), Matilda(g) and Matryona(g), Katya - Ekaterina, Nadya - Nadezda(Hope), Olya - Olga, Zhenya - Evgenia(g) and Evgeniy(b), Sonja - Sofia, Lara - Larisa, Tasya - Taisia. I haven't heard of any Russians using nicknames as full names but I guess it happens.
@Otter: Do you really know a Zorya? It's Russian for dawn and I haven't met any human with this name but a cow(no offense). Honestly, it's a pet name where I used to live and I would be surprised to know it is used for girls.
Roksana isn't popular there, it feels more Tatar or Armenian, Isidor and Isidora were used long ago but not now. Kazimir is Slavic but much more Czech than Russian. Ruxandra and Alexandrina/Alexandria are unheard of in Moscow for sure but Alexandra nn Sascha or Alya is popular. Azamat is very rare and kind of Eastern, Jelena and Bilijana I hear for first time, seriously. And, by the way, Alyoscha is a usual nickname for Aleksey but not Aleksandr.
My favorite type of Russian names are historic ones, from chronicles and tales.
Boy favorites(sorry not in ABC order):
Adrian (very orthodox)
Pafnutiy (again, orthodox)
Vasilisa/Vasilina "Vasya"(feminization of Vasiliy)
Gertruda (Geroinya Truda(Labor Heroine))
Obviously, that's not a full list. Message me if you are interested, I will be more than happy to tell you even more plus nicknames, proper pronounciations and meanings.Victoria
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August 4th, 2013 06:24 AM #14Senior Member
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