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[Opinions] Russian Names
It's snowing outside right now, and snowstorms always put me in mind of Imperial Russian stuff. What are some of your favourite Russian names?Mine include:Aleksandr
Anastasiya, Anastasia
Annushka
Artem
Dmitri
Fedora
Grisha
Ilya
Lada
Maksim
Milena
Natasha
Tatiana
Vasiliy
Verusha
Yuri
Zinaida
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I love them. Everything not linked is still in the submitted database (except Grechin, the medieval, Russian version of Gratian.)I like/love*:Aleksandr / Alexandr / Sasha* / Sanya / Shura
Aleksey / Aleksei / Alexei*
Anastasiy*
Anikita
Arkady
Arseniy*
Dmitri* / Mitya
Evgeniy* / Evgeni / Yevgeniy / Zhenya*
Feodosiy/ Fedya
Ghenadie
Grechin
Ilya / Ilia / Iliya
Kostya
Kyprian
Luka
Maksim
Matvey
Misha*
Nikita* / Nika
Nikolai / Nikolay / Kolya / Kolyan
Pasha
Ruslan
Sergei / Sergey / Seryozha (Fun fact: Most of my childhood, I said I was going to fall in love with someone named Sergio or Sergei. I live in South Carolina, USA so this was a bold statement considering I had never even met one. Years later, a very attractive Russian man started working at my company in a different department and asked me out through a friend. I barely knew who he was and I had never had a boyfriend. But his name was Cergey. We dated for about a year and it didn't work out, but I always thought that was a really cool coincidence.)

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I like Artem, Dmitri, Grisha, Verusha, Yuri, Zinaida of the ones you mentioned.These are other ones I like...Avdotya / Dunya
Antonina
Darya
Zoya
Galina / Gala
Agnessa
Glafira
Sonya
Nadya
Ninel
Praskovya
Stefaniya
Shura
Oksana
Vitaliya
ValentinaArdalion
Konstantin
Isidor
Lazar
Sofron
Nikolai
Pasha
Yeruslan / Ruslan
VanyaIgor and Olga are interesting to me kind of in a GP way.I'm guessing there are other names used in Russia that I would like, but I limited myself to the ones BtN calls Russian.
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My favorites are Konstantin, Akim, Afanasy and Maria.I love a lot of diminutives too. Vasya and Alyosha!!
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Aglaya "Glasha"
Alesya / Olesya
Arkadiy
Dmitriy "Mitya"
Esfir
Innokentiy
Kseniya
Leonid
Leontiy
Lyudmila "Lyusya"
Valeryan
Vasiliy "Vasya"
Vladislav "Slava"
Vsevolod "Seva"
Yekaterina "Katya"
Yemelyan
Yeruslan / Ruslan
Yeseniya
Yevfimiya
Yevlampiy & Yevlampiya "Lampa"

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I literally just made a post about the Top 50 names in Russia (because I'd never seen the list on BtN before, didn't even know they collected the data); and now I see another post about Russian names! Everyone must be in a Russian mood, lol.From your list, I like Anastasia, Annushka (though I prefer the Anoushka spelling), Dmitri (Dimitri), Tatiana, and Zinaida (Zenaida / Zenais). I also like:Nikolai
Nikandr
Roman
Valerian
Timofei
Alexei
Yevgeny (which is funny, because I really dislike Eugene)
Ilya
Andrei
Taras
Avenir
Benedikt (Benedict)
Demyan
Yermolai
Faddei
Iosif
Isidor (Isidore)
Kazimir (Kaz is a cool nickname)
Lazar
Nazar
Radimir
Rafail (Raphael)
Sevastian (Sebastian)
Vadim
&
Sabina
Venera
Alisa
Varvara
Veronika (Veronica)
Kseniya (Xenia)

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I fell in love with Arkady (and Arcadius) this fall. It's so satisfying to say! I love the meaning, too.Other favorites are Agrafena, Anastas, Avdotya, Bronislav, Ermolai, Feofan, Glafira, Illarion, Innokenty, Ludmila, Nikifor, Olga, Praskovya, Rodion, Ruslan, Serafima, Ulyana, Vasilisa, Vissarion, and Vitaliya.

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I also like Arkady and Arcadius (Arcadius being my most favorite of the two)! From your list, I also like Ilarion, Rodion, Ruslan, Serafima, Vasilisa, Vissarion (LOVE this!), and Vitaliya.
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Oooh, Vissarion!
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I'm so glad to finally have found someone who likes Ermolai / Yermolai as well!
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Fro your list I like Artem, Grisha, Verusha and Zinaida.Mine are:Aglaya
Anfisa
Elizaveta - If I ever have a daughter this will most likely be her name
Lizaveta
Zinoviya
Valeria
ShuraAnisim
Alyosha
Artemy
Boris / Borya
Faddei
Fedya
Gennady / Genya
Igor
Konstantin
Leonid / Lenya (this is my son's name)
Lev
Nikanor
Nikita
Nikodim
Nikolai
Pasha
Piotr
Sasha
Yakov
Yefim
Yemelyan
Yermolai

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Snowing here too! I love Annushka, Fedora, Grisha, Milena, Natasha, Verusha, ZinaidaAlso: Agnessa, Albina, Anfisa, Anushka, Dina, Dessa, Fisba, Fotina, Matryoshka, Milolika, Onoslava, Rimma, Stalina, Sasha, Verushka, Vlada, Yelizaveta, Olga, Zelfa, Zabava, Zhenev'eva, Zorya
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I like Aleksandr, especially with the NN Sasha or Sashka. I also love Ilya. My ancestry is Bulgarian, so I would actually consider using those names in real life as they are used in Bulgaria also.
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I like Aleksandr, especially with the NN Sasha or Sashka. I also love Ilya. My ancestry is Bulgarian, so I would actually consider using those names in real life as they are used in Bulgaria also.
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Oh, I love that association!My favourites are Anastasia, Anushka, Ekaterina / Yekaterina, Elizaveta, Avdotya, Aleksei & Nikolai. Fedora is one of those names that I sometimes adore and sometimes find very strange.
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Hahaha same here!I love:Anastasia
LiliyaAndrey or AndreiI also like Anya, Katia and Sonya or Sonia. I kind of like Nadezhda but it is too complicated to use.
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Mine are Vera and Lev, although there are so many good ones.
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