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Russian surname. The feminine form Alliluyeva
was borne by Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901-1932), the second wife of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin.
ANDRELLY Russian, Ukrainian
The first occurrence that I found was of Mikhaila Orosvigovskago ANDRELLY, or ANDRELLA (author of religious literature, in the century XVI) .
Habitational name for someone from Arkhangelsk, a province (oblast
) of Russia.
Originally spelled Ozimov, Asimov is the anglicized surname of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. His father was not familiar with Latin characters when they immigrated to the United States, when Isaac was 3, so the name became Asimov, not Azimov.... [more]
Means "son of the boyar", derived from Russian барин (barin)
BARNO Italian, Ukrainian, French, Ancient Aramaic, Russian
The surname Barno was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common... [more]
Derived from Russian белый (belyy)
meaning "white, fair".
BELINSKY Russian, Jewish
Habitational surname for someone from Belin
in Ukraine, which may be derived from Proto-Slavic *bělъ
Patronymic from the nickname Belka
meaning "squirrel" (a derivative of bely
"white", referring to the animal's white stomach).
Russian surname, derived from the word "блин" (pancake).
This was the surname of EVGENIY
Botkin ( 1865 - 1918) who was the Russian court physician. He remained loyal to the family of Tsar Nicholas II Romanov when the revolution occurred and followed them into exile in Siberia... [more]
It is believed to mean "The Blessed One" or "Bless You" in Russian.
CHERKASSKY Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian Черкес (Cherkes)
meaning "Circassian", referring to a Muslim ethnic group native to the North Caucasus. This was the name of a noble Russian family of ethnic Circassian origin.
CHERNOFF Russian, Jewish
Alternative spelling of CHERNOV
, a patronymic from the byname Chernyj
meaning ‘black’, denoting a black-haired or dark-skinned person.
Means "son of DEMID
". This was the name of a Russian industrialist family prominent in the 18th and 19th centuries. A bearer of the feminine form Demidova
was Anna Stepanovna Demidova (1878-1918), a lady-in-waiting in the service of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna who acquired posthumous fame for being executed alongside her employer in 1918.
Derived from Russian дудка (dudka)
, which denotes a wind-blown instrument similar to a flute or pipe. It was probably used to denote a musician or shepherd who played the flute or pipe, as well as someone who made pipes... [more]
Derived from Russian дудка (dudka)
meaning "fife, pipe", referring to a folk instrument played by shepherds. Thus, it was used to denote someone who made pipes or a shepherd who played pipes.
From the Russian word дятел (dyatel) meaning "woodpecker".
DZIUBA Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from Polish dziub
or Ukrainian dzyuba
. It is a nickname for a person with pock-marks on his or her face.
A Russian surname derived from the word gagara, meaning loon (a waterbird, genus Gavia). Notable people with the surname include: Gagarin family, a Rurikid princely family.
Derived from Russian галка (galka)
GANUS Russian, Ukrainian
Possibly derived from Russian анис (anis)
referring to the anise (Pimpinella anisum
) plant or from the Turkish given name Gainislam
itself from Arabic عَيْن (ʿayn)
meaning "spring, source" combined with the name of the religion ISLAM
GELLER Yiddish, German, Russian
The name may derive from the German word "gellen" (to yell) and mean "one who yells." It may derive from the Yiddish word "gel" (yellow) and mean the "yellow man" or from the Yiddish word "geler," an expression for a redheaded man... [more]
From Russian горбун (gorbun)
meaning "hunchback, humpback". A notable bearer is Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-), a former Soviet politician.
GRETZKY Russian, Belarusian
Originally derived from an old Russian word that meant "Greek", though in modern times, the word means "Greek nut" (walnut). A notable bearer is Wayne Gretzky, a former Canadian ice hockey player.
Means "son of the kalach-maker", derived from Russian калашник (kalashnik)
, a variant of калачник (kalachnik)
"maker of kalaches" - kalach being a type of bread - combined with the patronymic suffix -ов (-ov)
Russian, from the elements Kal
("of"), therefore meaning "of Kal." Kal
may be a shortened element of a Russian given name or place name.
From the city of Kasimov, located in Ryazan district, Russia.
Unisex Russian surname, meaning the word "Cossack"
Means "son of the Cossack" from Russian казак (kazak)
Means "of Kazan", either referring to the city of Kazan in Tatarstan, Russia, or from a given name. The name is most likely of Turkic origin, possibly from Bulgar qazan
meaning "cauldron, pot", which would have been used to denote someone who made pots.
Russian spelling of HILL
. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
Derived from Russian хрущ (khrushch)
meaning "cockchafer" or "May beetle".
Means "son of the wheelwright" from Russian колесо (koleso)
KUDASHEV Bashkir, Tatar, Russian
Means "son of Kudash
", from a given name of Mordvin or Turkic origin possibly meaning "woman's son" or "wife's son", referring to a boy born from one father and another mother (in relation to his half-siblings)... [more]
Meaning unknown, most likely to derive from the russian word кулик (kulic) which translated means "sandpiper".
LENIN Russian (Modern)
Derived from Lena
, the name of a river in Russia. It is the surname to Vladimir Uylanov, who led the Bolsheviks in Imperial Russia to create the Soviet Union in 1917
Could mean "son of Malik". "Malíkov" is also a small village in the Czech Republic.
MALINOV Russian, Bulgarian
Either from Russian and Bulgarian малина (malina)
meaning "raspberry" or Russian мал (mal)
meaning "small, little".
MASLOV Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian масло (maslo)
meaning "butter", originally used as an occupational name for someone who worked as a dairyman or sold dairy products.
MAUK Czech, Russian
The word Mauk is the Eastern European meaning for night. In the early ages a small group of people in the area now known to be in or around Russia and the czech republic founded this word and made it their name... [more]
Meaning uncertain. A famous bearer was DIMITRI
Mendeleev (1834-1907), a Russian chemist who developed an early model of the periodic table.
MOLCHAN Russian, Ukrainian
From the Russian word молчан meaning "silent" it was often used as a nickname for someone who was soft-spoken and as a given name following Baptism
From Russian молот (molot)
meaning "hammer", indicating someone who worked with hammers.