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[Opinions] Russian Names
I met a bunch of lovely russian girls last year. All of them went by nicknames (which they said is very common in russia, apparently they're fond of nicknames there) and 3 of them were called Anastasia but all went by different nicknames. Nastja (Anastasia)
Asya (Anastasia)
Lera (Valeriya)
Lena (cant remeber her full name possibly Elena or Helena)
Sasha (Alexandra)
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Tanya (Tatyana)*I think russian names and their nicknames are hella cool! Thoughts? Do you know anyone with interesting russian names?*Edited thanks!https://www.behindthename.com/pnl/145466

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Tanya is a nickname for Tatyana. It is not used as a full name in Russia.

This message was edited by the author 7/11/2020, 12:11 PM

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Oh cool so even that one was a nickname thanks!
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I know an Alexander, called Sasha.My favorite Russian names are Arkady and Margarita. I like "Arkasha" for Arkady. I don't like any of the Russian nicknames for Margarita. Gosia is lovely but it is Polish and for Małgorzata.I don't like Vasili or Yuri but I LOVE Vasya and Yura. I would name my kid Vasya in a heartbeat if it were more acceptable as a full name.
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I like Margosha (much like Polish Małgosia), Ritusha and Ritusya for Margarita. I don't like Rita.

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I love Russian names, too. I know some male and female Sashas (Alexandra/Alexander), an Olga (assume she went by Olya as a kid), a Dasha (Darya), a Margarita, a Misha (Mikhail), an Ilya, a Fyo (Fyodor), and an Andrei. Some of my favorite Russian names are:Vadim
Vladimir (Volodya, Vova)
Nikolai (Kolya)
Nikita
Yevgeny (Zhenya)
Anton
Makar
Nazar
Lev
Leonid
Platon
Viktor
Kirill
Ruslan
Artemy
Arkady (Arkasha)
Gleb
Pavel (Pasha)
Roman (Roma)
Dmitri (Dima)Olesya
Ksenia (Ksusha)
Nika
Maria (Marusya)
Anna (Anoushka)
Irina
Taisiya
Vera
Maya
Zlata
Agata

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I dislike Russian names, though the nicknames are pretty creative. Especially Lera!
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I loooove the elaborate relentlessness of Russian nicknames.
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I love Nastja!
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I love Lera!
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There are also:Aglaya - Glasha
Anna - Anya, Asya
Antonina - Tonya
Avdotya - Dunya
Elizaveta - Liza
Evgeniya - Zhenya
Irina - Ira, Irisha
Katerina / Ekaterina - Katya, Rina
Kseniya - Ksyusha
Mariya / Marya - Manya, Masha
Nadezhda - Nadya
Sofiya / Sofya - Sonya
Varvara - VaryaSome masculine names have cool nicknames too:Arkadiy - Adya, Arkasha
Arseniy, Semyon - Senya
Artemiy - Artyom, Tyoma
Dmitriy - Dima, Mitya
Ivan - Vanya
Pavel - Pasha
Rodion - Rodya
Tikhon - Tisha
Timofey - Tima
Vasiliy - Vasya
Yuriy - Yura

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I know sisters Anna, Vera, Luba (means grace, faith and love) and Anya and Galina

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In Russian, the word for "love" is Lyubov, not Luna.
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oops I thought I typed Luba
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