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Type Surname
Scripts Раскольников(Russian)

Meaning & History

The surname of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, protagonist of Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It derives from the Russian word raskolnik, meaning "schismatic" or a member of the Old Believer sect.
Added 3/17/2019 by Hummingbird Brook
Edited 3/6/2020 by Mike C