Russian Surnames

Russian names are used in the country of Russia and in Russian-speaking communities throughout the world. See also about Russian names.
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ALEKSANDROV   Александров     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of ALEKSANDR".
ALEKSEEV   Алексеев     Russian
Means "son of ALEKSEY".
ANDREEV   Андреев     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of ANDREY".
ANTONOV   Антонов     Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Means "son of ANTON".
BOGDANOV   Богданов     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of BOGDAN".
BOGOMOLOV   Богомолов     Russian
Patronymic derived from Russian богомол (bogomol) "pious one, devotionalist".
BORISOV   Борисов     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of BORIS".
CHAYKOVSKY   Чайковский     Russian
Russian form of CHAYKA. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky (1840-1893), with the surname commonly Romanized as Tchaikovsky.
FILIPPOV   Филиппов     Russian
Means "son of FILIP".
FYODOROV     Russian
Means "son of FYODOR".
IVANOV   Иванов     Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Macedonian
Means "son of IVAN".
KONSTANTINOV     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "descendant of KONSTANTIN".
KOZLOV     Russian
Patronymic from the Slavic word kozel "goat", probably used to denote a goatherd.
KRUPIN     Russian
Derived from the West Slavic krupa "barley".
KUZNETSOV     Russian
Patronymic of the Russian term kuznets meaning "blacksmith".
LAGOUNOV     Russian
Variant transcription of LAGUNOV.
LAGUNOV   Лагунов     Russian
Patronymic name derived from Russian lagun "water barrel". It was most likely used to denote the descendants of a person who made water barrels.
MAKSIMOV   Максимов     Russian
Means "son of MAKSIM".
MARKOV   Марков     Bulgarian, Russian
Means "son of MARKO or MARK".
MATVEEV     Russian
Means "son of MATVEY".
MIKHAILOV   Михайлов     Russian
Means "son of MIKHAIL".
NAOUMOV   Наумов     Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of NAUMOV.
NAUMOV   Наумов     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of NAUM".
NIKOLAEV   Николаев     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of NIKOLAY".
ORLOV     Russian
Means "son of Oryol" in Russian. Oryol is a nickname meaning "eagle".
PAJARI     Finnish, Russian
Means "boyar" (Russian noble). The name has come from Finland's east where Russian influences are quite strong.
PASTERNAK     Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Jewish
Means "white turnip" or "parsnip". A famous bearer was Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), author of 'Doctor Zhivago'.
PAVLOV   Павлов     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of PAVEL". A famous bearer of this surname was the Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
PETROV   Петров     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of PETER" in Russian and Bulgarian.
POLZIN     Russian
Occupational name designating a merchant who engaged in transactions for profit in Russia.
POPOV     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of the priest" from the Slavic word pop.
ROMANOV   Романов     Russian
Means "son of ROMAN". This was the surname of the last dynasty of Russian tsars.
SOKOLOFF     Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, Jewish
Means "son of SOKOL".
SOKOLOV   Соколов     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of SOKOL".
TCHAIKOVSKY   Чайковский     Russian
Variant transcription of CHAYKOVSKY.
UTKIN     Russian
From the Russian word utka "duck".
VASILYEV     Russian
Derived from the given name VASILIY.
VINOGRADOV   Виноградов     Russian
Means "vineyard" in Russian (ultimately from German), referring to a person who worked at a vineyard or lived near one.
VOLKOV     Russian
Patronymic from Russian volk "wolf".
VORONIN   Воронин     Russian
Derived from Russian ворона (vorona) meaning "crow".
YAKOVLEV   Яковлев     Russian
Means "son of YAKOV".
ZIMA   Зима     Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
From a Slavic word meaning "winter". This may have been a nickname for a person with a chilly personality.
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