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

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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Famous People Named Nadezhda

Nadezhda Andreyevna Durovar, Russian military officer who fought in the Napoleonic Wars disguised as a man
Nadezhda Konstantinovna "Nadya" Krupskaya, Soviet politician; wife of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin
Nadezhda Nikolayevna "Nadya" Rusheva, Russian painter and illustrator
Nadezhda Yakovlevna Mandelstam, Russian Soviet memoirist
Nadezhda Sergeevna Alliluyeva, second wife of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin
Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck, Russian arts patron of Tchaikovsky
Nadezhda Pavlovna Shteinmiller, Russian painter
Nadezhda Vladimirovna Chizhova, Russian Olympic shot putter
Nadezhda (Alexeevna Ilyina) Wijenberg, Russian-Dutch Olympic runner
Nadezhda Andreyevna "Nadya" Tolokonnikova, Russian political activist and member of the band "Pussy Riot"

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