Gender: Male Origin of Gogol: Russian surname

The name Gogol is a boy's name of Russian origin. Gogol and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Detailed Namebank/Dice Game".

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The unlikely name of the hero of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake, named for an author his father revered.

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bumsoo Says:


In French, it's an insult, it means "really stupid".