Russian Submitted 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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ABRAMOV     Russian
Means "son of ABRAM".
ADAMOV     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of ADAM".
ADAMOVICH     Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Patronymic from the personal name Adam.
ADRIANOV     Russian (Rare)
Means "son of ADRIAN".
AKHATOV     Tatar, Russian
Means "son of Akhat".
AKHMATOVA     Tatar, Russian
Feminine form of Akhmatov, meaning "son of Äxmät".
ALEKSEYEV     Russian
Means "son of ALEKSEY".
ALEXANDEROV     Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrov.
ALEXANDROV     Bulgarian, Russian
Variant spelling of Aleksandrov.
ALIKHANOV     Russian, Kazakh
Means "son of Alikhan".
ALIYEV     Azerbaijani, Russian, Kazakh
Derived from the given name Ali. This surname is of Arabic origin and is used throughout Central Asia and the Caucasus.
ANATOLIYEV     Russian
Means "son of ANATOLIY".
ANDRELLY     Russian, Ukrainian
The first occurrence that I found was of Mikhaila Orosvigovskago ANDRELLY, or ANDRELLA (author of religious literature, in the century XVI) .
ANDREYEV     Russian
Means "son of ANDREY".
ARKADIYEV     Russian
Variant transcription of ARKADYEV.
ARKADYEV     Russian
Means "son of ARKADIY".
ARTEMOV     Russian
Variant transcription of ARTYOMOV.
ARTUROV     Russian
Means "son of ARTUR".
ARTYOMOV     Russian
Means "son of ARTYOM”.
ASIMOV     Russian
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]
AUT     Czech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
AVGUSTOV     Russian
Means "son of AVGUST".
AYTMATOV     Kyrgyz, Russian
Russianized Kyrgyz surname.
BABAEV     Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian
Variant transcription of Babayev.
BABUSHKIN     Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian бабушка (babushka) meaning "grandmother".
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]
BELIKOV     Russian
Derived from Russian белый (belyy) meaning "white, fair".
BELYAKOV     Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
BELYAKOVA     Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
BLINOV     Russian
Russian surname, derived from the word "блин" (pancake).
BLINOVA     Russian
Feminine form of Blinov.
BOIKOV     Bulgarian, Russian
Variant transcription of Boykov.
BORISOVA     Bulgarian, Russian
Means "daughter of Boris".
BORSOK     Russian, Jewish, German (Austrian)
Pronouced "Boar-sook"... [more]
BOTKIN     Russian
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]
BOYKOV     Bulgarian, Russian
Means "son of Boyko".
BUBLIK     Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From bublik, a bagel-like bread roll.
BUDUROV     Russian
It is believed to mean "The Blessed One" or "Bless You" in Russian.
BUKOVSKY     Russian
Russian variant of Bukowski.
BURKHANOV     Uzbek, Russian, Tajik
Means "son of Burhan".
CHERNENKO     Ukrainian, Russian
From Ukrainian чорний (chorniy) or Russian черный (cherniy) both meaning "black".
CHERNOFF     Russian, Jewish
Alternative spelling of Chernov, a patronymic from the byname Chernyj meaning ‘black’, denoting a black-haired or dark-skinned person.
CHERNOV     Russian
From Russian чёрный (chyorniy) meaning "black".
CHERNOVA     Russian
Derived from Russian чёрный (chyorniy) meaning "black". Feminine counterpart of Chernov.
From the Russian word "черный" meaning "black".
CHERNYKH     Russian
Derived from Russian черный (cherniy) meaning "black".
CORT     Polish, Russian, Jewish
Derived from the surname "Kutalczuk", "Kotelchik", "Cuttlechuck", or "Kuttlechuck"
DANIELOVICH     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "Son of Daniel".
DANIILOV     Russian
Variant transcription of DANILOV.
DANILOV     Russian
Means "son of DANIIL".
DAVIDOV     Russian
Means "son of DAVID".
DEMIDOV     Russian
This surname was attached to a family of rich Russian entrepreneurs in the 18th–19th centuries. ... [more]
DEMYANENKO     Russian
Means "son of DEMYAN".
DEMYANOV     Russian
Means "son of DEMYAN".
DENISOV     Russian
Means "son of DENIS".
DENISOVICH     Russian, Literature
Means “son of Denis”. Used in the 1962 book "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich."
DIMITRENKO     Russian, Ukrainian
From the given name Dimitry.
DMITRIEV     Russian
Variant transcription of DMITRYEV.
DMITRIYEV     Russian
Variant transcription of DMITRYEV.
Derived from the Given Name Dmitry.
DMITRYEV     Russian
Means "son of DMITRIY".
DOROFEEV     Russian
Variant transcription of DOROFEYEV.
DOROFEYEV     Russian
Means "son of DOROFEY".
DZHUGASHVILI     Georgian, Russian
Russian variant of Jughashvili.
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.
EFIMOV     Russian
Variant transcription of YEFIMOV.
ERMOLAEV     Russian
Variant transcription of YERMOLAYEV.
ERMOLAYEV     Russian
Variant transcription of YERMOLAYEV.
EVANOVICH     Russian
Means "son of EVAN".
FADDEEV     Russian
Variant transcription of FADDEYEV.
FADDEYEV     Russian
Means "son of FADDEY".
FEDOTOV     Russian
Means "son of Fedot".
FELIKSOV     Russian
Means "son of FELIKS".
FEOFANOV     Russian
Means "son of FEOFAN".
Means "son of FEOFILAKT".
FEOFILOV     Russian
Means "son of FEOFIL".
FEOKTISTOV     Russian
Means "son of Feoktist".
FERAPONTOV     Russian
Means "son of FERAPONT".
FILATOV     Russian
Means "son of FILAT".
FOKOV     Russian
Means "son of FOKA".
FOMOV     Russian
Means "son of FOKA".
GAGARIN     Russian
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.
GALKIN     Russian
Derived from Russian галка (galka) meaning "jackdaw".
GASPAROV     Russian
Derived from the given name Gaspar.
GAVRIILOV     Russian
Variant transcription of GAVRIILOV.
GAVRILOV     Russian
Means "son of GAVRIIL".
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]
GEORGIYEV     Russian
Means "son of GEORGIY".
GERASIMOV     Russian
Means "son of Gerasim" in Russian.
GLEBOV     Russian
Means "son of Gleb" in Russian.
GORBACHEV     Russian
From Russian горбун (gorbun) meaning "hunchback, humpback". A notable bearer is Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-), a former Soviet politician.
GORBACHYOV     Russian
Variant transcription of Gorbachev.
GORSKY     Russian
Russian form of Gorski.
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.
GRIGORIEV     Russian
Variant transcription of GRIGORIYEV.
GRIGORIYEV     Russian
Means "son of GRIGORIY".
GRIGORYEV     Russian, Ukrainian
Means "son of Grigoriy (see Gregory)".
GRISHIN     Russian
From the given name Grisha, a diminutive of Grigoriy.
GRUZINSKY     Russian, Georgian
From Russian, meaning "of Georgia".
GUTNIK     Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Yiddish surname meaning "glassworker" from Yiddish hute meaning "glassworks".
HOLODOV     Russian
Variant transcription of Kholodov.
IGOROV     Russian
Means "son of IGOR".
ILLARIONOV     Russian
Means "son of ILLARION".
ILYAEV     Russian
Means "son of ILYA".
IOSIFOV     Russian
Variant transcription of YOSIFOV.
IPATIEV     Russian
Means "son of Ipatiy".
ISIDOROV     Russian
Means "son of ISIDOR".
IVANKO     Croatian, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from the forename Ivan.
IVANOVA     Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Means "daughter of Ivan", the feminine form of Ivanov.
KALEV     Russian
Russian, from the elements Kal and -ev ("of"), therefore meaning "of Kal." Kal may be a shortened element of a Russian given name or place name.
KARÉLIN     Russian
Altered spelling of Russian Karélin, ethnic name for someone from Karelia (see Karjala).
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.
KARPOV     Russian
Means "son of Karp". A notable bearer is Anatoly Karpov, a Russian chess Grandmaster.
KASIMOV     Russian
From the city of Kasimov, located in Ryazan district, Russia.
KASPAROV     Russian
Means "son of Kaspar". Most famously used Garry Kasparov, a Russian chess Grandmaster.
KAZACOV     Russian
Variant spelling of Kazakov.
KAZAKOV     Russian
Means “son of the Cossack” from Russian казак (kazak) “Cossack”.
KAZANOV     Russian
Means "of Kazan". Kazan is a city in Russia and the capital of Tatarstan, a Russian republic.
KAZIMIROV     Russian
Means "son of Kazimir".
KHIL     Russian
Russian spelling of Hill. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
KHOLODOV     Russian
Derived from Russian холод (kholod) meaning "cold".
KLIMENTOV     Russian
Means "son of KLIMENT."
KOLESNIKOV     Russian
Means "son of the wheelwright", from Russian колесо (koleso) meaning "wheel".
KOROLYOV     Russian
Common Russian surname from the word "король" which means "king".
KOSHKOV     Russian (Rare)
Possibly from Russian кошка (koshka) "cat".
KOVALENKO     Ukrainian, Russian
From Ukrainian and Russian коваль (koval') meaning "blacksmith, smith".
KOVALEV     Russian
Variant spelling of Kovalyov.
KOVALYOV     Russian
From the Ukrainian word коваль meaning "blacksmith". It is a common Russian surname and the equivalent to the English surname "Smith".
KOZYREVA     Russian
Feminine form of Kozyrev.
KULICK     Russian
Meaning unknown, most likely to derive from the russian word кулик (kulic) which translated means "sandpiper".
KURYAKIN     Russian, Popular Culture
Meaning unknown, but it is used by Illya Kuryakin from “The Man From U.N.C.L.E”.
KUZNETS     Russian
The Russian variation of Smith.
LAVRENTIEV     Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEV.
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEV.
LAVRENTYEV     Russian
Means "son of LAVRENTIY."
LAZAREV     Russian
Means "son of Lazar".
LEBEDEV     Russian
Derived from Russian лебедь (lebed) meaning "swan".
LEBEDEVA     Russian
Feminine form of Lebedev.
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
LEONIDOV     Russian
Means "son of LEONID."
Russian form of Lewandowski.
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... [more]
LICHEVSKY     Russian
Russian form of Liszewski.
LISITSYN     Russian
Derived from Russian лисица (lisitsa) meaning "fox".
LITVIN     Russian
Means "Lithuanian" in several Slavic languages.
LITVINA     Russian
Feminine form of LITVIN.
LITVINCHUK     Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Derived from Russian литвин (litvin) historically denoting a Lithuanian or Belarusian person.
LUKASHENKO     Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Means "son of Luka". A notable bearer is Alexander Lukashenko (1954–), the current president of Belarus.
LUKYANOV     Russian
Means "son of Lukyan".
MAKAROV     Russian
Means "son of MAKAR."
MAKHMUTOV     Russian
From the given name Mahmud.
MAKOVOZA     Baltic (Latinized, Rare), German (Latinized, Rare), Russian (Rare)
There is no history of the name just a family name I on't know if some people have it as a first name too.
MALIKOV     Russian
Could mean "son of Malik". "Malíkov" is also a small village in the Czech Republic.
MALINOV     Russian, Bulgarian
Either from Russian and Bulgarian малина (malina) meaning "raspberry" or Russian мал (mal) meaning “small, little”.
MARKOFF     Russian, Bulgarian
Variant of Markov.
MARKOVNIKOV     Russian, Tatar
Markovnikov is Marcani variant
Means "Son of Martin".
MATVEYEV     Russian
Variant transcription of MATVEEV.
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]
MAXIMOFF     Russian (Rare), Popular Culture
Variant transcription of Maksimov. It is borne by several fictional characters in Marvel Comics.
MAXIMOV     Russian
Variant spelling of Maksimov.
MAXIMOVICH     Russian
Means "son of Maxim".
MAZER     Russian, Yiddish
Variant of MAZUR.
MEDVEDEV     Russian
From Russian медведь (medved') meaning "bear".
MEDVEDEVA     Russian
Feminine form of Medvedev.
MENDELEEV     Russian
Possibly means "son of Mendeley". Most famously used by Russian chemist Dimitri Mendeleev.
MENDELEYEV     Russian
Variant transcription of Mendeleev.
MIKEL     English, Scottish, Welsh, Russian
Mikel is another form of MICHAEL,... [more]
MIKHAYLOV     Russian
Variant transcription of Mikhailov.
MINAEV     Russian
From the given name Menas.
MINAYEV     Russian
Variant transcription of Minaev.
MIRONOV     Russian
Means "son of Miron (1)" in Russian.
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
MOLOTOV     Russian
From Russian молот (molot) meaning “hammer”, indicating an occupation of someone who worked with hammers.
MOROZOV     Russian
Derived from Russian мороз (moroz) meaning "frost".
MOSKVA     Russian
Derived from the Russian word Москва meaning "Moscow".
MUSHKET     Russian, Ukrainian
Means "musket, matchlock" from Russian "mušket" - maybe a nickname of some bandit.
MYKOLAIV     Russian
Means "son of MYKOLA."
MYSHKIN     Russian
Myshkin is the possessive case of the diminutive of the word 'mouse'.
NABIYEV     Azerbaijani, Tajik, Russian
Derived from the Arabic given name Nabi.
NADEZHKIN     Russian
Derived from the given name Nadezhda meaning "hope".
NAZAROV     Russian
Means "son of Nazar" in Russian.
NAZAROVA     Russian
Means "daughter of Nazar".
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.
NEMIROV     Russian, Hebrew, Ukrainian
Name derived from the city of Nemirov in Ukraine, The city was named after its founder, Prince Nemir.
NEMIROVSKY     Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate of Nemirov
NEVOLIN     Russian
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.
NIKOLAIEV     Russian
Means "son of NIKOLAY."
NIKOLAYEV     Russian
Variant transcription of Nikolaev.
NOVAKOVSKY     Russian
Russian form of Nowakowski.
NOVIKOV     Russian
From the Russian term novik which is a teenage soldier in the military during the 16th-18th centuries.
OBOLENSKY     Russian
This indicates familial origin within the village of Obolensk of the Kaluga Oblast, Russia. This was the name of a Russian aristocrat family of the Rurik Dynasty.
OZEROV     Russian
From the Russian word озеро (ozero) which means "lake".
PANAIOTIEVICH     Russian (Rare)
Means "Son of Panagiotis" in Russian
PANOSOVICH     Russian
Means "Son of Panos" in Russian
PAVLOFF     Russian, Bulgarian
Anglicized variant form of Pavlov.
PETRENKO     Ukrainian, Russian, Moldovan
A surname traced to the Cossacks.
PINSON     Jewish, Russian
Derived from Spanish "pinzon", meaning "finch".
PLINER     Russian, Czech
Originated from a small town in Russia named, Plino.
PLOTNIKOV     Russian
Means “son of the carpenter” from Russian плотник (plotnik) “carpenter”.
POLIAKOV     Russian
Variant of Polyakov.
POLYAKOV     Russian, Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Patronymic from the ethnic name Polak meaning "Pole".
PONOMARENKO     Russian, Ukrainian
Common Russian and Ukrainian last name meaning church bell ringer.
PONOMAREV     Russian
Derives from Slavic "пономарь"- Sexton.
PROKOFIEV     Russian
Means "son of PROKOFIY".
PROKOPENKO     Russian, Ukrainian
From the given name Prokopios.
PUTIN     Russian
From Russian путь (put’) meaning “road, way, path” combined with -ин (-in), a possessive suffix. A notable bearer is Vladimir Putin (1952–), the current President of Russia.
PYATKOV     Russian
Possibly from "pyat", meaning "five".
RABINOVICH     Yiddish, Jewish, Russian
Ashkenazi Jewish surname meaning "son of the rabbi", referring to a Jewish teacher of the Torah.
RAMADANOV     Russian, Kazakh
Means "son of Ramadan".
REYTBLAT     Russian
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, Ukrainian, Jewish
Jewish occupational name for a ritual slaughterer from Yiddish reznik (of Slavic origin).
ROMANOFF     Russian
Variant spelling of Romanov.
ROMANOVA     Russian
Means "daughter of Roman".
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".
ROSTOVA     Russian
Feminine form of Rostov.
ROSYA     Ukrainian (Modern), Russian (Modern)
Either a shortened version of "Rossiya", which is Russian for "Russia", or the Russian and Ukrainian version of Rose.
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.
RYBAKOV     Russian
From the Russian word рыбак meaning "fisher".
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]
SAMSONOV     Russian
Means "son of Samson".
SAVELYEV     Russian
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     Russian
Scanlon is a Russian surname orginating in the western pary of Russia.
SELESNICK     Russian, Latvian
Also spelled:... [more]
SELMERLYOV     Russian (?)
Russian translation of Zelmerlöw.
SERGEYEV     Russian
Means "son of Sergey in Russian.
SERPIK     Russian
A diminutive of sickle. "little sickle"
Means "son of SEVASTYAN".
Feminine form of Sevastyanov.
SEVELEV     Russian
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]
SHERESHEVSKY     Russian, Jewish
Jewish surname most likely derived from Шерешёво (Shereshyovo), the Russian name for the Belarusian city of Шарашова (Sharashova), itself probably derived from the Belarusian dialectal word шэраш (sherash) meaning “ice on (a) river” or “gray”... [more]
SHEVELEV     Russian
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.
SHUBIN     Russian
Derived from Russian шуба (shuba) meaning "coat, fur coat".
SIDOROV     Russian
Sidorov (Russian: Ñèäîðîâ) or Sidorova (feminine; Ñèäîðîâà) is a common Russian last name derived from the first name Sidor (Ñèäîð).
SIMONOVICH     Russian
Means "Son of Simon".
SKLUEFF     Russian (Latinized, Rare, ?)
Means bird of prey. From Russia. Was changed by the government from Cellieic letters to Latin letters. Unknown if it was change in Russia or Harbin, Chun where they escaped Bolshevism.
SMARCH     Ukrainian (Anglicized), Russian (Anglicized)
Smarch is most likely an anglicized form of the surnames Smarchkov, Smarchkova, Smarchi, Smarchevsky, and Smarchevskaya.... [more]
SMIRNOFF     Russian
Variant spelling of Smirnov.
SMIRNOV     Russian
Derived from Russian смирный (smirniy) meaning "quiet, still, peaceful, gentle". This is one of the most common surnames in Russia.
SMIRNOVA     Russian
Feminine equivalent of Smirnov.
SOKOLOVA     Bulgarian, Russian
Means "daughter of Sokol".
SPEKTOR     Jewish, Russian
Variant of Spector.
Possibly from the Greek given name Spiridon.
SPOKONY     Russian (Anglicized, ?)
comes from the english version of the pronunciation of the Russian word for calm
STALIN     Russian
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.
STAVONIN     Russian
Originally Stavnin (shutter-maker), Stavonin resulted from an incorrect spelling that stuck (for over a hundred years)... [more]
STEPANOV     Serbian, Russian
Means "son of Stepan".
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