Gender: Female Pronunciation: nah-DEHZJ-dah Meaning of Nadezhda: "hope" Origin of Nadezhda: Slavic

Nadezhda Origin and Meaning

The name Nadezhda is a girl's name of Polish origin meaning "hope".

Nadezhda is more familiar in the English-speaking world by its short forms, Nadia or Nadya. Well-used through the Slavic countries and Russia, Nadezhda was the name of Lenin's wife. Viewers of The Americans learned that this was the original Russian name of the spy known as Elizabeth Jennings, played by Keri Russell.

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Eliane Says:


Nadyezhda is the Russian pronunciation, there are other Slavic languages where they simply pronounce it Nadezhda, for example Bulgarian

podsolnechnik13 Says:


I would spell it "Nadyezhda" because it's a more accurate transliteration and if you have learnt Cyrillic, you'll know that е is pronounced ye and э is pronounced eh.

Eliane Says:


Nah-DEsh-da (the zh is pronounced as the sh in "show". If you want to pronounce it the Russian way (this is the Bulgarian way) it's Nah-DJEsh-da.

kmdharrington Says:


How do I pronounce this?

morg215 Says:


Yeah, Nadezhda is not Polish. It IS Russian for "hope."

maggiefromcanada Says:


What Mary_Magdalene said. This information is off. Nadezhda is also a Russian name and means 'hope'.

Mary_Magdalene_Tamsin_Cecilia_ Says:


I don't know about Nadezhda being a Polish name, but I do know that it is literally the Russian word for 'hope'.