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ANDRELLY Russian, Ukrainian
The first occurrence that I found was of Mikhaila Orosvigovskago ANDRELLY, or ANDRELLA (author of religious literature, in the century XVI) .
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]
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]
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.
CHERNENKO Ukrainian, Russian
From Ukrainian чорний (chorniy)
or Russian черный (cherniy)
meaning "black". Though this surname originates from Ukraine, it is also used in Russia.
CHERNOFF Russian, Jewish
Alternative spelling of Chernov
, a patronymic from the byname Chernyj
meaning ‘black’, denoting a black-haired or dark-skinned person.
This surname was attached to a family of rich Russian entrepreneurs in the 18th–19th centuries. ... [more]
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.
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]
Derived from горбун (gorbun)
meaning "hunchback". A famous bearer of this surname is Mikhail Gorbachev, a former General Secretary of the Soviet Union.
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.
Russian, from the elements Kal
("of"), therefore meaning "of Kal." Kal
may be a shortened element of a Russian given name or place name.
KARJALA Finnish, Russian
Finnish from karja
‘cattle’ + the local suffix -la
, or possibly from a word of Germanic origin, harja-
‘host’, ‘crowd’, Old Swedish haer
. Historic records suggest that the Germanic inhabitants of the area around Lake Ladoga (in present-day Russia) used this term to refer to the Finns who once lived there.
Means "son of Karp
". A notable bearer is Anatoly Karpov, a Russian chess Grandmaster.
From the city of Kasimov, located in Ryazan district, Russia.
Means "of the cossack". Derived from the word "Казак" meaning "cossack" in Russian.
Means "of Kazan". Kazan is a city in Russia and the capital of Tatarstan, a Russian republic.
Russian spelling of Hill
. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
Means "son of the wheelwright", from Russian колесо (koleso)
Common Russian surname from the word "король" which means "king".
From the Ukrainian word коваль
meaning "blacksmith". It is a common Russian surname and the equivalent to the English surname "Smith
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
LEVIN Jewish, 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
Could mean "son of Malik". "Malíkov" is also a small village in the Czech Republic.
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]
Possibly means "son of Mendeley". Most famously used by Russian chemist Dimitri Mendeleev.
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
Derived from the Russian word Москва
Myshkin is the possessive case of the diminutive of the word 'mouse'.
NAZIMOVA Russian, 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.
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.
From the Russian term novik
which is a teenage soldier in the military during the 16th-18th centuries.
From the Russian word озеро (ozero)
which means "lake".
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]
REZNIKOV Russian, Jewish
Derived from the Czech word "řezník" meaning "butcher". Used in both Russia and Israel.
ROSTOV Russian, 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".
RYBAK Polish, 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.
SAGORSKY Polish, 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]
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".
Scanlon is a Russian surname orginating in the western pary of Russia.
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from Old Slavic verb sheveliti (se) meaning to make noise, to whirr, to rustle, to whistle, to wander. Initially it designated someone bold, daring, hardy, spirited... [more]
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from Old Slavic verb sheveliti (se) meaning to make noise, to whirr, to rustle, to whistle, to wander. Initially it designated someone bold, daring, hardy, spirited.
SHKREBNEV Russian (Rare)
A bearer is Lyudmila Shkrebneva, the former wife of Russia's current president, Vladimir Putin.
Derived from Russian шуба (shuba)
meaning "coat, fur coat".
Sidorov (Russian: Ñèäîðîâ) or Sidorova (feminine; Ñèäîðîâà) is a common Russian last name derived from the first name Sidor (Ñèäîð).
Derived from Russian смирный (smirniy)
meaning "quiet, still, peaceful, gentle". This is the most common surname in Russia.
Derived from the Russian word сталь
meaning "steel". It is the alias surname of Ioseb Jughashvili, more commonly known as Joseph Stalin, former dictator of the Soviet Union.
Originally Stavnin (shutter-maker), Stavonin resulted from an incorrect spelling that stuck (for over a hundred years)... [more]
Possibly from Суворов (Suvorov)
, the name of a town in the Tula Oblast of Russia.
TARTAKOVSKY Jewish, Russian
A bearer of this surname is Gennady "Genndy" Tartakovsky, A Russian-American director, animator, and producer.
Derived from the former city of Tsaritsyn, once known as Stalingrad and currently Volgograd.
Someone who is a descendent of a person who worked for the Tsar or Emperor.
Means "son of Ulyan
". This was the birth surname of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.
From Slavic urush
which means "warrior". This was the surname of a noble family in Russia.