Russian Names for Boys
Russian names for boys range from the familiar (Nikolai, Ivan, Vladimir), to the under-the-radar (Matvei, Leonid, Rodion), to the utterly unknown (Timofel, Innokenti, Yelisei).
Along with Nikolai and Ivan, other Russian boys’ names in the US Top 1000 include Damien, Valentin, and Dimitri. Baby boy names popular in Russia include Mikhail – the Russian variation of Michael – Kirill, Igor, and Alexei.
All of these Russian boys’ names share a certain special power and energy — the Russian “strong man” image in baby name form, if you like. Whether you’re looking for a Russian boy name to honor your heritage, or you’re simply drawn to the strong sounds and striking looks of Russian baby names, you’re sure to find something to love in our long-list of Russian names for boys, below.