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Gender: Male Meaning of Fyodor: "God's gift" Origin of Fyodor: Russian variation of Theodore

The name Fyodor is a boy's name of Russian origin meaning "God's gift". Fyodor and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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This variation of Theodore is familiar here mostly via the great Russian novelest Dostoyevsky. It was also the name of three early tsars of Russia.

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Famous People Named Fyodor

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist
Fyodor Petrovich Litke, Russian admiral and Arctic explorer
Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Russian Romantic poet
Fyodor Savelyevich Khitruk, Russian animator and director
Fyodor Petrovich Simashev, Russian Olympic cross country skier
Fyodor Mikhaylovich Terentyev, Russian Olympic cross country skier
Fyodor Alekseyevich Minin, Russian Arctic explorer
Fyodor Andreyevich Matisen, Russian Arctic explorer

Pop Culture References for the name Fyodor

Fyodor Karamazov, father of the brothers in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov"
Fyodor, street artist and main character in Ekaterina Sedia's "The Secret History of Moscow"
Fyodor Dolokhov, character in Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace"

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