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Alyosha

Heartah-LYOH-sha
Russian
"defender"

Alyosha Origin and Meaning

The name Alyosha is boy's name meaning "defender".
Russian diminutive of Alexei, borne by the protagonist in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. Alyosha, like most other Russian diminutive forms, is not generally given as a standalone name in Russia itself.

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Famous People Named Alyosha

  • Alyosha (born Olena Oleksandrivna Kucher)Ukrainian singer
  • Alyosha Popovichmale Russian folk hero

Alyosha in Pop Culture

  • Alexey 'Alyosha' Karamazovmain character in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Brothers Karamazov"
  • "Alyosha the Pot" short story by Leo Tolstoy
  • "Alyosha Ptitsyn Grows Up" 1953 Soviet film