Russian 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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ALEKSANDROVАлександровRussian, Bulgarian
Means "son of ALEKSANDR".
ALEKSEEVАлексеевRussian
Means "son of ALEKSEY".
ANDREEVАндреевRussian, Bulgarian
Means "son of ANDREY".
ANTONOVАнтоновRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Means "son of ANTON".
BOGDANOVБогдановRussian, Bulgarian
Means "son of BOGDAN".
BOGOMOLOVБогомоловRussian
Patronymic derived from Russian богомол (bogomol) meaning "pious one, devotionalist".
BORISOVБорисовRussian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Means "son of BORIS".
CHAYKOVSKYЧайковскийRussian
Russian form of CHAYKA. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky (1840-1893), with the surname commonly Romanized as Tchaikovsky.
FEDOROVФёдоровRussian
Variant transcription of FYODOROV.
FILIPPOVФилипповRussian
Means "son of FILIP".
FYODOROVФёдоровRussian
Means "son of FYODOR".
IGNATIEVИгнатьевRussian
Means "son of IGNATIY".
IGNATOVИгнатовBulgarian, Russian
Means "son of IGNAT".
ISAEVИсаевRussian
Means "son of ISAY".
IVANOVИвановBulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Macedonian
Means "son of IVAN".
KONSTANTINOVКонстантиновRussian, Bulgarian
Means "son of KONSTANTIN".
KOZLOVКозловRussian
Patronymic from the Slavic word kozel "goat", probably used to denote a goatherd.
KRUPINКрупинRussian
Derived from Slavic krupa meaning "grain".
KUZNETSOVКузнецовRussian
Patronymic form of Russian кузнец (kuznets) meaning "blacksmith".
LAGOUNOVЛагуновRussian
Variant transcription of LAGUNOV.
LAGUNOVЛагуновRussian
Patronymic name derived from Russian lagun "water barrel". It was most likely used to denote the descendants of a person who made water barrels.
MAKSIMOVМаксимовRussian
Means "son of MAKSIM".
MARKOVМарковBulgarian, Russian
Means "son of MARKO or MARK".
MATVEEVМатвеевRussian
Means "son of MATVEY".
MEDVEDМедведьSlovene, Slovak, Croatian, Russian
Means "bear" in several Slavic languages.
MIKHAILOVМихайловRussian
Means "son of MIKHAIL".
NAOUMOVНаумовRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of NAUMOV.
NAUMOVНаумовRussian, Bulgarian
Means "son of NAUM".
NIKOLAEVНиколаевRussian, Bulgarian
Means "son of NIKOLAY".
ORLOVОрловRussian
Patronym derived from the Russian nickname Орёл (Oryol) meaning "eagle".
PASTERNAKПастернакPolish, Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Means "parsnip" in various Slavic languages, ultimately from Latin pastinaca. A famous bearer was Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), author of 'Doctor Zhivago'.
PAVLOVПавловRussian, Bulgarian
Means "son of PAVEL". A famous bearer of this surname was the Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
PAVLOVSKYПавловскийRussian
Means "son of PAVEL".
PETROVПетровRussian, Bulgarian
Means "son of PETER" in Russian and Bulgarian.
POPOVПоповRussian, Bulgarian
Means "son of the priest", derived from Russian and Bulgarian поп (pop).
RASPUTINРаспутинRussian
From Russian распутье (rasputye) meaning "crossroads". A famous bearer was the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916).
ROMANOVРомановRussian
Means "son of ROMAN". This was the surname of the last dynasty of Russian tsars.
SHVETSШвецUkrainian, Russian
Means "shoemaker" in Ukrainian and Russian.
SOBOLСобольRussian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Occupational name for a fur trader, from the Slavic word soboli meaning "sable, marten". As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
SOKOLOVСоколовRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Means "son of SOKOL".
SOKOLOVSKYСоколовскийRussian
Means "son of SOKOL".
TCHAIKOVSKYЧайковскийRussian
Variant transcription of CHAYKOVSKY.
UTKINУткинRussian
From the Russian word утка (utka) meaning "duck".
VASILEVВасильевBulgarian, Russian
Means "son of VASIL".
VASILYEVВасильевRussian
Means "son of VASIL".
VIKTOROVВикторовRussian, Bulgarian
Means "son of VIKTOR".
VINOGRADOVВиноградовRussian
Means "vineyard" in Russian (ultimately from German), referring to a person who worked at a vineyard or lived near one.
VOLKOVВолковRussian
Patronymic derived from Russian волк (volk) meaning "wolf".
VORONINВоронинRussian
Derived from Russian ворона (vorona) meaning "crow".
YAKOVLEVЯковлевRussian
Means "son of YAKOV".
ZIMAЗимаCzech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
From a Slavic word meaning "winter". This may have been a nickname for a person with a chilly personality.