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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ABAKUMOV Russian
Variant of Avvakumov which in turn means son of Avvakum.
ABARNIKOV Russian
Russian surname
ABRAMOV Russian, Jewish
Means "son of Abram".
ABRAMOVICH Russian
Other form of Abramov
ADAMOV Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of ADAM".
ADAMOVICH Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Patronymic from the personal name Adam.
AKHMATOVA Tatar, Russian
Feminine form of Akhmatov, meaning "son of Äxmät".
AKINFEEV Russian
Means "son of Akinfiy".
ALEKSANDROVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Aleksandrov.
ALEKSEYEV Russian
Means "son of ALEKSEY".
ALEXANDEROV Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrov.
ALEXANDROVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Alexandrov.
ALIMPIEV Russian
Means "son of Alimpiy", a Russian form of the Greek name Alypius.
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".
ARKHIPOV Russian
Means "son of Arkhip".
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".
BARINOV Russian
Means "son of the boyar", derived from Russian барин (barin) "boyar, nobleman".
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".
BELKIN Russian
Patronymic from the nickname Belka meaning "squirrel" (a derivative of bely "white", referring to the animal's white stomach).
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.
CHAYKOV Russian, Belarusian
Derived from Russian чайка (chayka) meaning "seagull".
CHERKASSKY Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian Черкес (Cherkes) meaning "Circassian", referring to a Muslim ethnic group native to the North Caucasus. This was the name of a noble Russian family of ethnic Circassian origin.
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.
CHERNYAVSKY Russian
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"
DANIILOV Russian
Variant transcription of DANILOV.
DANILOV Russian
Means "son of DANIIL".
DAVIDOV Russian
Means "son of DAVID".
DAVYDOV 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
Means "son of Dmitry".
DMITRIYEV Russian
Variant transcription of DMITRYEV.
DMITRIYEVICH Russian
Derived from the Given Name Dmitry.
DMITRYEV Russian
Means "son of DMITRIY".
DOROFEEV Russian
Variant transcription of DOROFEYEV.
DOROFEYEV Russian
Means "son of DOROFEY".
DUDIN Russian
Derived from Russian дудка (dudka), which denotes a wind-blown instrument similar to a flute or pipe. It was probably used to denote a musician or shepherd who played the flute or pipe, as well as someone who made pipes... [more]
DUDKIN Russian
Derived from Russian дудка (dudka) meaning "fife, pipe", referring to a folk instrument played by shepherds. Thus, it was used to denote someone who made pipes or a shepherd who played pipes.
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.
EGOROV Russian
Means "son of Yegor".
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".
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".
GANUS Russian, Ukrainian
Possibly derived from Russian анис (anis) referring to the anise (Pimpinella anisum) plant or from the Turkish given name Gainislam itself from Arabic عَيْن (ʿayn) meaning "spring, source" combined with the name of the religion Islam.
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".
GLEBOV Russian
Means "son of Gleb".
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
Means "son of Grigoriy".
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).
KARPOV Russian
Means "son of Karp".
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", either referring to the city of Kazan in Tatarstan, Russia, or from a given name. The name is most likely of Turkic origin, possibly from Bulgar qazan meaning "cauldron, pot", which would have been used to denote someone who made pots.
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".
KHRUSHCHEV Russian (Rare)
Derived from Russian хрущ (khrushch) meaning "cockchafer" or "May beetle".
KLIMENTOV Russian
Means "son of KLIMENT."
KOLESNIKOV Russian
Means "son of the wheelwright" from Russian колесо (koleso) "wheel".
KONSTANTINOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Konstantinov.
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".
KOZAR Ukrainian, Russian, Croatian, Slovene
Means “goatherd”.
KOZYREVA Russian
Feminine form of Kozyrev.
KUDASHEV Bashkir, Tatar, Russian
Means "son of Kudash", from a given name of Mordvin or Turkic origin possibly meaning "woman's son" or "wife's son", referring to a boy born from one father and another mother (in relation to his half-siblings)... [more]
KULICK Russian
Meaning unknown, most likely to derive from the russian word кулик (kulic) which translated means "sandpiper".
KURYAKIN Russian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Koryakin.
KUZNETS Russian
The Russian variation of Smith.
LAVRENTIEV Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEV.
LAVRENTIYEV Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEV.
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."
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."
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".
MARKOVNIKOV Russian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Markov.
MARTINOVICH Russian
Means "Son of Martin".
MASLOV Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian масло (maslo) meaning "butter", originally used as an occupational name for someone who worked as a dairyman or sold dairy products.
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 transcription of Maksimov.
MAXIMOVICH Russian
Means "son of Maxim".
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.
MIKHAILENKO Russian
Russian spelling of Mykhaylenko.
MIKHAYLENKO Russian
Variant of Mikhailenko.
MIKHAYLOV Russian
Variant transcription of Mikhailov.
MINAEV Russian
Means "son of Minas".
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 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.
MUSIN Tatar, Bashkir, Russian, Kazakh
From the given name Musa.
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 Russian надежда (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.
NIKITIN Russian
From the given name Nikita (1). This is the name of a Russian family of nobility.
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
Indicates familial origin within the village of Obolensk in 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.
PETROVA Bulgarian, Russian
From the first name Petrova.
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".
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.
PUGACHEV Russian
From the nickname Pugach which is probably derived from Ukrainian пугач (pugach) meaning "owl". Following this etymology, the nickname was most likely given to someone who was wise or sensible (attributing to the owl as a symbol of wisdom).
PUSHKIN Russian
Derived from Russian пушка (pushka) meaning "gun, cannon". A notable bearer was Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), a Russian poet and writer.
PUTIN Russian
Means "of the path", derived from Russian путь (put) meaning "road, way, path" combined with -ин (-in), a possessive suffix.... [more]
PYATKOV Russian
Possibly from "pyat", meaning "five".
RABINOVICH Yiddish, Russian
Means "son of the rabbi" (through the name Rabin), referring to a scholar or teacher of the Torah in Judaism.
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, derived 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.
RUBINOV Russian, Jewish
Means "son of Rubin" in Russian, though it could also be derived from Russian рубин (rubin) "ruby".
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
Means "son of the fisher" from Russian рыбак (rybak) meaning "fisherman".
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]