Russian Submitted 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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ABARNIKOVRussian
Russian surname
ABRAMOVRussian, Jewish
Means "son of Abram".
ABRAMOVICHRussian
Other form of Abramov
ADAMOVRussian, Bulgarian
Means "son of ADAM".
ADAMOVICHRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Patronymic from the personal name Adam.
AKHMATOVATatar, Russian
Feminine form of Akhmatov, meaning "son of Äxmät".
AKINFEEVRussian
Means "son of Akinfiy".
ALEKSEYEVRussian
Means "son of ALEKSEY".
ALEXANDEROVRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrov.
ALIMPIEVRussian
Means "son of Alimpiy", a Russian form of the Greek name Alypius.
ALIYEVAzerbaijani, Russian, Kazakh
Derived from the given name Ali. This surname is of Arabic origin and is used throughout Central Asia and the Caucasus.
ANDRELLYRussian, Ukrainian
The first occurrence that I found was of Mikhaila Orosvigovskago ANDRELLY, or ANDRELLA (author of religious literature, in the century XVI) .
ANDREYEVRussian
Means "son of ANDREY".
ARKADIYEVRussian
Variant transcription of ARKADYEV.
ARKADYEVRussian
Means "son of ARKADIY".
ARKHIPOVRussian
Means "son of Arkhip".
ARTEMOVRussian
Variant transcription of ARTYOMOV.
ARTUROVRussian
Means "son of ARTUR".
ARTYOMOVRussian
Means "son of ARTYOM”.
ASIMOVRussian
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]
AUTCzech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
AVGUSTOVRussian
Means "son of AVGUST".
AYTMATOVKyrgyz, Russian
Russianized Kyrgyz surname.
BABAEVUzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian
Variant transcription of Babayev.
BABUSHKINRussian, Jewish
Derived from Russian бабушка (babushka) meaning "grandmother".
BARINOVRussian
Means "son of the boyar", derived from Russian барин (barin) "boyar, nobleman".
BARNOItalian, 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]
BELIKOVRussian
Derived from Russian белый (belyy) meaning "white, fair".
BELYAKOVRussian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
BELYAKOVARussian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
BLINOVRussian
Russian surname, derived from the word "блин" (pancake).
BLINOVARussian
Feminine form of Blinov.
BOIKOVBulgarian, Russian
Variant transcription of Boykov.
BORISOVABulgarian, Russian
Means "daughter of Boris".
BORSOKRussian, Jewish, German (Austrian)
Pronouced "Boar-sook"... [more]
BOTKINRussian
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]
BOYKOVBulgarian, Russian
Means "son of Boyko".
BUBLIKUkrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From bublik, a bagel-like bread roll.
BUDUROVRussian
It is believed to mean "The Blessed One" or "Bless You" in Russian.
BUKOVSKYRussian
Russian variant of Bukowski.
CHAYKOVRussian, Belarusian
Derived from Russian чайка (chayka) meaning "seagull".
CHERKASSKYRussian, 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.
CHERNENKOUkrainian, Russian
From Ukrainian чорний (chorniy) or Russian черный (cherniy) both meaning "black".
CHERNOFFRussian, Jewish
Alternative spelling of Chernov, a patronymic from the byname Chernyj meaning ‘black’, denoting a black-haired or dark-skinned person.
CHERNOVRussian
From Russian чёрный (chyorniy) meaning "black".
CHERNOVARussian
Derived from Russian чёрный (chyorniy) meaning "black". Feminine counterpart of Chernov.
CHERNYAVSKYRussian
From the Russian word "черный" meaning "black".
CHERNYKHRussian
Derived from Russian черный (cherniy) meaning "black".
CORTPolish, Russian, Jewish
Derived from the surname "Kutalczuk", "Kotelchik", "Cuttlechuck", or "Kuttlechuck"
DANIILOVRussian
Variant transcription of DANILOV.
DANILOVRussian
Means "son of DANIIL".
DAVIDOVRussian
Means "son of DAVID".
DAVYDOVRussian
Means "son of David".
DEMIDOVRussian
This surname was attached to a family of rich Russian entrepreneurs in the 18th–19th centuries. ... [more]
DEMYANENKORussian
Means "son of DEMYAN".
DEMYANOVRussian
Means "son of DEMYAN".
DENISOVRussian
Means "son of DENIS".
DENISOVICHRussian, Literature
Means “son of Denis”. Used in the 1962 book "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich."
DIMITRENKORussian, Ukrainian
From the given name Dimitry.
DMITRIEVRussian
Means "son of Dmitry".
DMITRIYEVRussian
Variant transcription of DMITRYEV.
DMITRIYEVICHRussian
Derived from the Given Name Dmitry.
DMITRYEVRussian
Means "son of DMITRIY".
DOROFEEVRussian
Variant transcription of DOROFEYEV.
DOROFEYEVRussian
Means "son of DOROFEY".
DUDINRussian
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]
DUDKINRussian
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.
DZIUBAPolish, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from Polish dziub or Ukrainian dzyuba. It is a nickname for a person with pock-marks on his or her face.
EFIMOVRussian
Variant transcription of YEFIMOV.
EGOROVRussian
Means "son of Yegor".
ERMOLAEVRussian
Variant transcription of YERMOLAYEV.
ERMOLAYEVRussian
Variant transcription of YERMOLAYEV.
EVANOVICHRussian
Means "son of EVAN".
FADDEEVRussian
Variant transcription of FADDEYEV.
FADDEYEVRussian
Means "son of FADDEY".
FEDOTOVRussian
Means "son of Fedot".
FELIKSOVRussian
Means "son of FELIKS".
FEOFANOVRussian
Means "son of FEOFAN".
FEOFILOVRussian
Means "son of FEOFIL".
FILATOVRussian
Means "son of FILAT".
FOKOVRussian
Means "son of FOKA".
FOMOVRussian
Means "son of FOKA".
GAGARINRussian
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.
GALKINRussian
Derived from Russian галка (galka) meaning "jackdaw".
GANUSRussian, 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.
GASPAROVRussian
Derived from the given name Gaspar.
GAVRIILOVRussian
Variant transcription of GAVRIILOV.
GAVRILOVRussian
Means "son of GAVRIIL".
GELLERYiddish, 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]
GEORGIYEVRussian
Means "son of GEORGIY".
GERASIMOVRussian
Means "son of Gerasim".
GLEBOVRussian
Means "son of Gleb".
GORBACHEVRussian
From Russian горбун (gorbun) meaning "hunchback, humpback". A notable bearer is Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-), a former Soviet politician.
GORBACHYOVRussian
Variant transcription of Gorbachev.
GORSKYRussian
Russian form of Gorski.
GRETZKYRussian, 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.
GRIGORIEVRussian
Variant transcription of GRIGORIYEV.
GRIGORYEVRussian
Means "son of Grigoriy".
GRISHINRussian
From the given name Grisha, a diminutive of Grigoriy.
GRUZINSKYRussian, Georgian
From Russian, meaning "of Georgia".
GUTNIKUkrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Yiddish surname meaning "glassworker" from Yiddish hute meaning "glassworks".
HOLODOVRussian
Variant transcription of Kholodov.
IGOROVRussian
Means "son of IGOR".
ILYAEVRussian
Means "son of ILYA".
IOSIFOVRussian
Variant transcription of YOSIFOV.
IPATIEVRussian
Means "son of Ipatiy".
ISIDOROVRussian
Means "son of ISIDOR".
IVANKOCroatian, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from the forename Ivan.
IVANOVARussian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Means "daughter of Ivan", the feminine form of Ivanov.
KALEVRussian
Russian, from the elements Kal and -ev ("of"), therefore meaning "of Kal." Kal may be a shortened element of a Russian given name or place name.
KARÉLINRussian
Altered spelling of Russian Karélin, ethnic name for someone from Karelia (see Karjala).
KARPOVRussian
Means "son of Karp".
KASIMOVRussian
From the city of Kasimov, located in Ryazan district, Russia.
KASPAROVRussian
Means "son of Kaspar". Most famously used Garry Kasparov, a Russian chess Grandmaster.
KAZACOVRussian
Variant spelling of Kazakov.
KAZAKOVRussian
Means "son of the Cossack" from Russian казак (kazak) "Cossack".
KAZANOVRussian
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.
KAZIMIROVRussian
Means "son of Kazimir".
KHILRussian
Russian spelling of Hill. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
KHOLODOVRussian
Derived from Russian холод (kholod) meaning "cold".
KHRUSHCHEVRussian (Rare)
Derived from Russian хрущ (khrushch) meaning "cockchafer" or "May beetle".
KLIMENTOVRussian
Means "son of KLIMENT."
KOLESNIKOVRussian
Means "son of the wheelwright" from Russian колесо (koleso) "wheel".
KOROLYOVRussian
Common Russian surname from the word "король" which means "king".
KOSHKOVRussian (Rare)
Possibly from Russian кошка (koshka) "cat".
KOVALENKOUkrainian, Russian
From Ukrainian and Russian коваль (koval') meaning "blacksmith, smith".
KOVALEVRussian
Variant spelling of Kovalyov.
KOVALYOVRussian
From the Ukrainian word коваль meaning "blacksmith". It is a common Russian surname and the equivalent to the English surname "Smith".
KOZYREVARussian
Feminine form of Kozyrev.
KUDASHEVBashkir, 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]
KULICKRussian
Meaning unknown, most likely to derive from the russian word кулик (kulic) which translated means "sandpiper".
KURYAKINRussian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Koryakin.
KUZNETSRussian
The Russian variation of Smith.
LAVRENTIEVRussian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEV.
LAVRENTIYEVRussian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEV.
LAZAREVRussian
Means "son of Lazar".
LEBEDEVRussian
Derived from Russian лебедь (lebed) meaning "swan".
LEBEDEVARussian
Feminine form of Lebedev.
LENINRussian (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
LEONIDOVRussian
Means "son of LEONID."
LEVINJewish, Lithuanian, Belarusian, German, Russian, French (Quebec, Anglicized), Various
As a Lithuanian Jewish and Belarusian Jewish name, it is a Slavicized form of Levy. As a German and German Jewish name, it is derived from the given name Levin. As a Jewish name, it can also be related to Loewe... [more]
LICHEVSKYRussian
Russian form of Liszewski.
LISITSYNRussian
Derived from Russian лисица (lisitsa) meaning "fox".
LITVINRussian
Means "Lithuanian" in several Slavic languages.
LITVINARussian
Feminine form of LITVIN.
LITVINCHUKUkrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Derived from Russian литвин (litvin) historically denoting a Lithuanian or Belarusian person.
LUKASHENKOUkrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Means "son of Luka". A notable bearer is Alexander Lukashenko (1954–), the current president of Belarus.
LUKYANOVRussian
Means "son of Lukyan".
MAKAROVRussian
Means "son of MAKAR."
MAKOVOZABaltic (Latinized, Rare), German (Latinized, Rare), Russian (Rare)
There is no history of the name just a family name I on't know if some people have it as a first name too.
MALIKOVRussian
Could mean "son of Malik". "Malíkov" is also a small village in the Czech Republic.
MALINOVRussian, Bulgarian
Either from Russian and Bulgarian малина (malina) meaning "raspberry" or Russian мал (mal) meaning "small, little".
MARKOVNIKOVRussian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Markov.
MARTINOVICHRussian
Means "Son of Martin".
MASLOVRussian, 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.
MATVEYEVRussian
Variant transcription of MATVEEV.
MAUKCzech, 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]
MAXIMOFFRussian (Rare), Popular Culture
Variant transcription of Maksimov. It is borne by several fictional characters in Marvel Comics.
MAXIMOVRussian
Variant transcription of Maksimov.
MAXIMOVICHRussian
Means "son of Maxim".
MEDVEDEVRussian
From Russian медведь (medved') meaning "bear".
MEDVEDEVARussian
Feminine form of Medvedev.
MENDELEEVRussian
Possibly means "son of Mendeley". Most famously used by Russian chemist Dimitri Mendeleev.
MENDELEYEVRussian
Variant transcription of Mendeleev.
MIKHAYLOVRussian
Variant transcription of Mikhailov.
MINAEVRussian
Means "son of Minas".
MINAYEVRussian
Variant transcription of Minaev.
MIRONOVRussian
Means "son of Miron (1)" in Russian.
MOLCHANRussian, 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
MOLOTOVRussian
From Russian молот (molot) meaning "hammer", indicating someone who worked with hammers.
MOROZOVRussian
Derived from Russian мороз (moroz) meaning "frost".
MOSKVARussian
Derived from the Russian word Москва meaning "Moscow".
MUSHKETRussian, Ukrainian
Means "musket, matchlock" from Russian "mušket" - maybe a nickname of some bandit.
MUSINTatar, Bashkir, Russian, Kazakh
From the given name Musa.
MYSHKINRussian
Myshkin is the possessive case of the diminutive of the word 'mouse'.
NABIYEVAzerbaijani, Tajik, Russian
Derived from the Arabic given name Nabi.
NADEZHKINRussian
Derived from Russian надежда (nadezhda) meaning "hope".
NAZAROVRussian
Means "son of Nazar" in Russian.
NAZAROVARussian
Means "daughter of Nazar".
NAZIMOVARussian, Literature
Notable users of the name includes the Russian silent screen star Alla Nazimova (1879-1945) and the heroine of the Russian novel 'Children of the Streets', Nadezhda Nazimova.
NEMIROVRussian, Hebrew, Ukrainian
Name derived from the city of Nemirov in Ukraine, The city was named after its founder, Prince Nemir.
NEMIROVSKYRussian, Ukrainian
Alternate of Nemirov
NEVOLINRussian
In the old days "Nilly", called the lack of freedom, obedience to the will of another. Such negative names were given then, that they defended the man and drove him from unhappiness.
NIKITINRussian
From the given name Nikita (1). This is the name of a Russian family of nobility.
NIKOLAIEVRussian
Means "son of NIKOLAY."
NIKOLAYEVRussian
Variant transcription of Nikolaev.
NOVIKOVRussian
From the Russian term novik which is a teenage soldier in the military during the 16th-18th centuries.
OBOLENSKYRussian
Indicates familial origin within the village of Obolensk in the Kaluga Oblast, Russia. This was the name of a Russian aristocrat family of the Rurik Dynasty.
OZEROVRussian
From the Russian word озеро (ozero) which means "lake".
PANAIOTIEVICHRussian (Rare)
Means "Son of Panagiotis" in Russian
PANOSOVICHRussian
Means "Son of Panos" in Russian
PAVLOFFRussian, Bulgarian
Anglicized variant form of Pavlov.
PETRENKOUkrainian, Russian, Moldovan
A surname traced to the Cossacks.
PETROVABulgarian, Russian
From the first name Petrova.
PINSONJewish, Russian
Derived from Spanish "pinzon", meaning "finch".
PLINERRussian, Czech
Originated from a small town in Russia named, Plino.
PLOTNIKOVRussian
Means "son of the carpenter" from Russian плотник (plotnik) "carpenter".
POLYAKOVRussian, Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Patronymic from the ethnic name Polak meaning "Pole".
PONOMARENKORussian, Ukrainian
Common Russian and Ukrainian last name meaning church bell ringer.
PONOMAREVRussian
Derives from Slavic "пономарь"- Sexton.
PROKOFIEVRussian
Means "son of PROKOFIY".
PUGACHEVRussian
From the nickname Pugach which is probably derived from Ukrainian пугач (pugach) meaning "owl". Following this etymology, the nickname was most likely given to someone who was wise or sensible (attributing to the owl as a symbol of wisdom).
PUTINRussian
Means "of the path", derived from Russian путь (put) meaning "road, way, path" combined with -ин (-in), a possessive suffix.... [more]
PYATKOVRussian
Possibly from "pyat", meaning "five".
RABINOVICHYiddish, Russian
Means "son of the rabbi" (through the name Rabin), referring to a scholar or teacher of the Torah in Judaism.
REYTBLATRussian
It's a Jewish last name, used by Jews in Russia and Ukraine mostly. Its not very popular, but its not a one-of-a-kind... [more]
REZNIKOVRussian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Jewish occupational name for a ritual slaughterer, derived from Yiddish reznik (of Slavic origin).
ROMANOFFRussian
Variant spelling of Romanov.
ROMANOVARussian
Means "daughter of Roman".
ROSTOVRussian, Literature
Either derived from Rostov Oblast, a Russian federal subject, the town of Rostov in Yaroslavl Oblast, or Rostov-on-Don, a Russian city in the Rostov Oblast. This is also the surname of multiple characters from Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel "War and Peace".
ROSTOVARussian
Feminine form of Rostov.
ROSYAUkrainian (Modern), Russian (Modern)
Either a shortened version of "Rossiya", which is Russian for "Russia", or the Russian and Ukrainian version of Rose.
RUBINOVRussian, Jewish
Means "son of Rubin" in Russian, though it could also be derived from Russian рубин (rubin) "ruby".
RYBAKPolish, Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Means "fisherman" in some Slavic languages. Derived from the word ryba "fish". A famous bearer is Byelarusian-Norwegian artist Alexander Rybak (b. 1986) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.
RYBAKOVRussian
Means "son of the fisher" from Russian рыбак (rybak) meaning "fisherman".
SAGORSKYPolish, Russian
It means literally "of the city/town Sagorsk". Sagorsk is a city near the Russian capital of Moskva. The ending of "sky" means "of". The "Sagor" part of the surname sounds to me like "za gor" which is "za gorod"... [more]
SAMSONOVRussian
Means "son of Samson".
SAVELYEVRussian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from a russian given name Saveliy of latin origin that has been popular on russian territories in 14th century. Basically, it means "son of Saveliy".
SCANLONRussian
Scanlon is a Russian surname orginating in the western pary of Russia.
SELMERLYOVRussian (?)
Russian translation of Zelmerlöw.
SERGEEVRussian
Means "son of Sergey".
SERGEYEVRussian
Variant transcription of Sergeev.
SERPIKRussian
A diminutive of sickle. "little sickle"