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.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aaronov Ааронов Russian, Jewish
Means "son of Aaron".
Ababiy Абабий Russian
Abakarov Абакаров Russian
Abakishin Абакишин Russian
variant of Abakumov
Abakishina Абакишина Russian
feminine form of Abakishin
Abakshin Абакшин Russian
variant of Abakumov
Abakshina Абакшина Russian
feminine form of Abakshin
Abakulov Абакулов Russian
variant of Abakumov
Abakulova Абакулова f Russian
Feminine form of Abakulov.
Abakumkin Абакумкин Russian
variant of Abakumov
Abakumkina Абакумкина Russian
feminine form of Abakumkin
Abakumov Абакумов Russian
Means "son of Abakum".
Abakumova Абакумова f Russian
Feminine form of Abakumov (Абакyмов)
Abakushin Абакушин Russian
variant of Abakumov
Abakushina Абакушина Russian
feminine form of Abakushin
Abalyshev Абалышев Russian (Rare, ?)
Abarnikov Абарников Russian
Russian surname
Abbakumov Аббакумов Russian
variant of Abakumov
Abbakumova Аббакумова Russian
feminine form of Abbakumov
Abdulayeva Абдулаева Russian, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek, Chechen
Feminine form of Abdulayev.
Abdulov Абдулов Russian, Bashkir, Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh
Means "son of Abdul".
Abdulova Абдулова Azerbaijani, Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek
feminine form of Abdulov (Абдулов), variant of Abdulayev (Абдулаев)
Abdulova Абдулова Azerbaijani, Russian, Bashkir, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek
Feminine form of Abdulov.
Abolin Аболин Russian
Russified form of Āboliņš, a Latvian surname meaning "clover".
Abramoff Абрамов, Абрамофф Russian (Anglicized), Jewish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Abramov.
Abramov Абрамов Russian, Jewish
Means "son of Abram 1 or Abram 2".
Abramova Абрамова Russian, Jewish
feminine form of Abramov (Абрамов)
Abramovich Абрамович Russian
Other form of Abramov
Adaksin Адаксин Russian
Adaksina Адаксина Russian
Feminine form of Adaksin (Адаксин)
Adamov Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of Adam".
Adamovich Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Patronymic from the personal name Adam.
Adrianov Адрианов Russian
Means "son of Adrian".
Adushkin Адушкин Russian
Derived from a diminutive Adushka of various Russian given names.
Afanasyev Афанасьев Russian
Means "son of Afanasiy".
Agafonov Агафонов Russian
derives from given name Agafon (borrowed from Greek - meaning kindness, goodness)
Agafonova Агафонова Russian
feminine form of Agafonov
Agapov Агапов Russian
derived from male given name Agap or Agapey (Агапей)
Agapova Агапова Russian
Feminine form of Agapov.
Agejev Estonian, Lithuanian, Russian
Latinised form of Ageyev in languages without the letter "y".
Ageyenko Агеенко Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian
variant of Ageyev
Ageyenkov Агеенков Russian
variant of Ageyev
Ageyenkova Агеенкова Russian
feminine form of Ageyenkov (Агеенков)
Ageyev Агеев Russian
derived from given name Aggey (from Biblical Hebrew word meaning "festive")
Ageyeva Агеева Russian
Feminine form of Ageyev.
Ageykin Агейкин Russian
variant of Ageyev
Ageykina Агейкина Russian
Feminine form of Ageykin
Agishchev Агищев Russian
Variant of Ageyev, also possibly derived from given name Agapiy (Агапий) or Agafon (Агафон)
Agishcheva Агищева Russian
Feminine form of Agishchev (Агищев)
Agishev Агишев Russian, Kazakh, Uzbek
variant of Ageyev, also possibly derived from given name Agapiy (Агапий) or Agafon (Агафон)
Agisheva Агишева Russian, Kazakh, Uzbek
Feminine form of Agishev.
Agishin Агишин Russian
variant of Ageyev, also possibly derived from given name Agapiy (Агапий) or Agafon (Агафон)
Agishina Агишина Russian
Feminine form of Agishin (Агишин)
Agliullin Аглиуллин Russian
Agliullina Аглиуллин Russian
Agron Russian
From the Russian Jewish last name Agronsky, which is from the given name Aaron
Agushev Агушев Russian
Variant of Ageyev (Агеев), also possibly derived from given name Agapiy (Агапий) or Agafon (Агафон)
Agusheva Агушева Russian
Feminine form of Agushev (Агушев)
Akhmatov Ахматов Chechen, Tatar, Russian
Means "son of Akhmat".
Akhmatova Ахматова Tatar, Russian
Feminine form of Akhmatov, meaning "son of Äxmät".
Akhmedov Ахмедов Russian
Derived from given name Akhmed (Ахмед)
Akhmedova Ахмедова Russian
Feminine form of Akhmedov (Ахмедов)
Akimov Акимов Russian
Means "son of Akim".
Akinfeev Акинфеев Russian
Means "son of Akinfiy".
Akinfeyev Акинфеев Russian
Akinfeyeva Акинфеева Russian
Aksakov Аксаков Russian
Common surname in Russia
Aksakova Аксакова Russian
Feminine form of Aksakov (Аксаков), a common surname in Russia
Aksanov Аксанов Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksanova Аксанова Russian
Feminine form of Aksanov (Аксанов)
Aksenchuk Аксенчук Ukrainian, Russian
Aksentsev Аксенцев Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksentseva Аксенцева Russian
Feminine form of Aksentsev (Аксенцев)
Aksentsov Аксенцов Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksentsova Аксенцова Russian
Feminine form of Aksentsov (Аксенцов)
Aksentyev Аксентьев Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksentyeva Аксентьева Russian
Feminine form of Aksentyev (Аксентьев)
Aksyanov Аксянов Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksyanova Аксянова Russian
Feminine form of Aksyanov (Аксянов)
Aksyonov Аксёнов Russian
Derived from given name Avksentiy (Авксентий)
Aksyonova Аксёнова Russian
Feminine form of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksyutin Аксютин Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksyutina Аксютина Russian
Feminine form of Aksyutin (Аксютин)
Akulov Акулов Russian
Originates from old-Russian nickname Okul/Akul (meaning crook, deceiver) or Greek given name Aquila (Ἀκύλας)
Akulova Акулова Russian
Feminine form of Akulov (Акулов)
Albertov Альбертов Russian
Means "son of Albert".
Alekhin Алехин Russian
Alekhin Алехин Russian
Variant of Alyokhin (Алёхин)
Alekhina Алехина Russian
Feminine form of Alekhin (Алехин)
Alekhine Алехин Russian (Gallicized)
French transliteration of Alekhin, most prominently borne by Russian-French chess player Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946).
Aleksandrova Александрова Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Aleksandrov.
Aleksandrovich Александрович Russian, Belarusian
Means "son of Aleksandr."
Alekseyev Алексеев Russian
Variant transcription of Alekseev.
Alekseyeva Алексеева Russian
Feminine form of Alekseyev (Алексеев)
Alexanderov Александров Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrov.
Alexandrov Александров Russian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrov.
Alexandrova Александрова Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrova.
Aleyev Алеев Russian
Aleyeva Алеева Russian
Feminine form of Aleyev (Алеев)
Alfeev Алфеев Russian
Derived from the Russian monastic name Yelevfery, derived from Greek ἐλεύθερος (eleutheros) meaning "free".
Alferyev Алферьев Russian
Derived from the Russian monastic name Yelevfery, derived from Greek ἐλεύθερος (eleutheros) meaning "free".
Alfyorov Алфёров Russian
Derived from the Russian monastic name Yelevfery, derived from Greek ἐλεύθερος (eleutheros) meaning "free".
Alikhanov Алиханов Russian, Kazakh
Means "son of Alikhan".
Alimpiev Алимпиев Russian
Means "son of Alimpiy".
Alistratov Алистратов Russian
Alistratova Алистратова Russian
Feminine form of Alistratov (Алистратов)
Aliyeva Алиев Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Russian
Feminine form of Aliyev (Azerbaijani: Əliyev, Kazakh: Әлиев, Russian: Алиев)
Alkaev Алкаев Russian
Alliluyev Аллилуев Russian
Russian surname. The feminine form Alliluyeva was borne by Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901-1932), the second wife of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin.
Alliluyeva Аллилуева Russian
Feminine form of Alliluyev (Аллилуев)
Alogrin Алогрин Russian
Alogrina Алогрина Russian
Feminine form of Alogrin (Алогрин)
Alyenin Аленин Russian
Alyenina Аленина Russian
Feminine form of Alyenin (Аленин)
Alyokhin Алёхин Russian
Derived from the given name Alyokha, a diminutive of Aleksey.
Alyokhina Алёхина Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Алёхин (see Alyokhin).
Alyonin Алёнин Russian
Matronymic surname derived from the Russian given name Alyona.
Amaliyev Амалиев Russian
Amaliyeva Амалиева Russian
Feminine form of Amaliyev (Амалиев)
Amelin Амелин Russian, French
Russian feminine counterpart is Amelina (Амелинa)
Amelina Амелина Russian, Ukrainian
Feminine form of Amelin. This was borne by Ukrainian novelist Victoria Amelina (1986-2023), who died at age 37 from injuries sustained during the Russian attack on Kramatorsk.
Aminyev Аминев Russian
Feminine counterpart is Aminyeva (Аминевa)
Amosov Амосов Russian
Means "son of Amos".
Amosova Амосова Russian
Feminine form of Amosov.
Amsterdam Амстердам Dutch, Afrikaans, Russian
Location surname from the Netherlands capital city of Amsterdam meaning "dam of the Amstel".
Amursky Russian
Habitational name from Amur river in Russia.
Ananyev Ананьев Russian
Feminine counterpart is Ananyeva (Ананьевa)
Anastas Анастас Russian, Bulgarian
From the given name Anastas.
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".
Andreyushkin Андреюшкин Russian
Andropov Андропов Russian
Andryukhin Андрюхин Russian
Andryushin Андрюшин Russian
Derived from a diminutive form Andryusha of the Russian given name Andrey.
Anikanov Аниканов Russian
Anikeev Аникеев Russian
Means "son of Anikey", Anikey being an archaic short form of Ioannikiy.
Anikin Аникин Russian
Anishin Анишин Russian
Anisimov Анисимов Russian
Means "son of Anisim".
Anisimova Анисимова Russian
Feminine form of Anisimov.
Ankudinov Анкудинов Russian
Annenkov Анненков Russian
Anokhin Анохин Russian
Anoshkin Аношкин Russian
Anosov Аносов Russian
Anrep Анреп Russian
Derived from surname von Anrep
Antakov Антаков Russian
Antipin Антипин Russian, Kazakh
Derived from given name Antip (Антип). Also a variation of Antipov (Антипов)
Antipov Антипов Russian
Derived from given name Antip (Антип). Feminine form is Antipova (Антиповa)
Antonoff Антонов, Антонофф Russian (Anglicized), Ukrainian (Anglicized), Bulgarian (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Antonov.
Antonova Антонова Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Antonov.
Antonovich Антонович Belarusian, Russian
Derived from given name Anton (Антон) meaning "son of Anton"
Antoshin Антошин Russian
Derived from a diminutive Antosha of the Russian given name Anton.
Apelsinov Апельсинов Russian
From Russian aпельсин (apel'sin) meaning "orange".
Aristarkhov Аристархов Russian
Means "son of Aristarkh".
Aristarkhova Аристархова Russian
Feminine form of Aristarkhov.
Arkadiyev Russian
Variant transcription of Arkadyev.
Arkadyev Аркадьев Russian
Means "son of Arkadiy".
Arkhangelsky Архангельский Russian
Habitational name for someone from Arkhangelsk, a province (oblast) of Russia.
Arkhipov Архипов Russian
Means "son of Arkhip".
Arkhipova Архипова Russian
Feminine form of Arkhipov.
Artemov Russian
Variant transcription of Artyomov.
Arturov Russian
Means "son of Artur".
Artyomov Russian
Means "son of Artyom”.
Asimov Азимов, Озимов Russian
A notable bearer was author Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) whose name was derived from Russian озимый хлеб (ozímyj khleb) "winter grain" combined with the patronymic suffix -ov. His family name was originally spelled Азимов (Azimov), but it got anglicized to Asimov with an S instead of Z when the family immigrated to the United States... [more]
Avakumov Авакумов Russian
variant of Abakumov
Avakumova Авакумова Russian
feminine form of Avakumov
Avdeyev Авдеев Russian
derived from male given name Avdey
Avdeyeva Авдеева Russian
feminine form of Avdeyev
Avdokhin Авдохин Russian
variant of Avdonin
Avdokhina Авдохина Russian
feminine form of Avdokhin
Avdonin Авдонин Russian
derived from male given name Avdey
Avdonina Авдонина Russian
feminine form of Avdonin
Avdoshin Авдошин Russian
variant of Avdonin
Avdoshina Авдошина Russian
feminine form of Avdoshina
Avdyunin Авдюнин Russian
variant of Avdonin
Avdyunina Авдюнина Russian
feminine form of Avdyunin
Avdyushin Авдюшин Russian
variant of Avdonin
Avdyushina Авдюшина Russian
feminine form of Avdyushin
Avenirov Авениров Russian (Rare)
Means "son of Avenir".
Averin Аверин Russian
variant of Averkiyev
Averina Аверина Russian
feminine form of Averin
Averkiyev Аверкиев Russian
derived from male name Averkiy
Averkiyeva Аверкиева Russian
feminine form of Averkiyev
Averyanov Аверьянов Russian
derived from male given name Averyan.... [more]
Averyanova Аверьянова Russian
feminine form of Averyanov
Avgustov Russian
Means "son of Avgust".
Avilov Авилов Russian
derives from old Russian male given name Vavila or Vavilo
Avilova Авилова Russian
feminine form of Avilov
Avksentyev Авксе́нтьев Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Avksentyeva Авксентьева Russian
Feminine form of Avksentyev (Авксентьев)
Avrorin Аврорин Russian
Matronymic surname derived from the Russian given name Avrora.
Avvakumov Аввакумов Russian
derived from male given name Avvakum, variant of Abakumov
Avvakumova Аввакумова Russian
feminine form of Avvakumov
Azarin Азарин Russian
Variant of Azarov (Азаров)
Azarina Азарина Russian
Feminine form of Azarin (Азарин)
Azarov Азаров Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Kazakh
Derived from given name Azariy (Азарий)
Azarova Азарова Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Kazakh
Feminine form of Azarov.
Babaev Бабаев Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian
Variant transcription of Babayev.
Babushkin Бабушкин Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian бабушка (babushka) meaning "grandmother".
Bakalinsky Бакалинский Russian
Bakulin Бакулин Russian
possibly a variant of Abakumov
Bakulina Бакулина Russian
feminine form of Bakulin
Bakunin Бакунин Russian
derived from Russian words "бакуня" (bakunya) and "бакуля" (bakulya) meaning chatterbox, talkative person or agile, business-like person.... [more]
Bakunina Бакунина Russian
feminine form of Bakunin
Balandin Баландин Russian
From a nickname derived from Russian баланда (balanda) meaning "idle talk, nonsense".
Balasov Баласов Russian
Bankov Банков Russian
Bankov (Russian: Банков) Femmine Bankova (Russian: Банкова) is a Russian surname derived by банковское meaning Bank, Banking.
Bankova Банкова f Russian
Bankova (Банкова) and its male counterpart Bankov (Банкова) is a Russian surname that came from the Russian word Банковское which means directly translates to Banking. It is a common surname in Russia, Ukraine and Belorussia.
Baralov Баралов Russian (Rare)
Baranchuk Баранчук Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From Баран (baran) meaning "ram".
Baranov Баранов Russian
From Russian баран (baran) meaning "ram, sheep".
Baranova Баранова Russian
Feminine form of Baranov
Barinov Баринов Russian
Means "son of the boyar" from Russian барин (barin) meaning "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]
Basharin Башарин Yakut, Russian
Basisty Басистый Russian
Derived from Russian басистый (basisty) meaning "having bass, deep voice".
Baykalov Байкалов Russian
Derived from the name of Lake Baikal, derived from Turkish baiköl meaning "rich lake".
Belikov Беликов Russian
From Russian белый (beliy) meaning "white, fair".
Belinsky Белинский Russian, Jewish
Habitational surname for someone from Belin (Bilyn) in Ukraine, which may be derived from Proto-Slavic *bělъ "white".
Belkin Russian
Patronymic from the nickname Belka meaning "squirrel" (a derivative of bely "white", referring to the animal's white stomach).
Belomestnov Беломестнов Russian
Belov Белов Russian
From Russian белый (beliy) meaning "white".
Belova Белова Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Белов (see Belov).
Belskie Бельские Russian (Rare), American
Belyakov Беляков Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
Belyakova Белякова Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
Bestreyafania бестрейафания Russian (Rare)
Bianki Бианки Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Bianchi. A famous bearer is Vitaly Valentinovich Bianki, the Soviet children’s writer.
Blagoveshchensky Благовещенский Russian
Named after the City of Blagoveshchensk
Blinov Блинов Russian
Russian surname, derived from the word "блин" (pancake).
Blinova Блинова Russian
Feminine form of Blinov.
Blokhin Блохин Russian
Russian surname
Bobrov Бобров Russian
Patronymic surname derived from Russian бобр (bobr) or бобёр (bobyor) both meaning "beaver".
Bogatyr Богатырь Russian
Derived from Russian богатырь (bogatyr) meaning "bogatyr, strongly built man, hero".
Bogdanoff Богданов, Богданофф Russian (Anglicized), Bulgarian (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Bogdanov.
Bogdanova Богданова f Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Bogdanov.
Bogoyavlensky Богоявленский Russian
Derived from Russian богоявление (bogoyavleniye) meaning "epiphany, theophany".
Boikov Бойков Bulgarian, Russian
Variant transcription of Boykov.
Bolkonsky Болконский, Болконская m Russian
Bolkonsky is the last name of Princess Marya Bolkonskaya from "War and Peace" by Lev Tolstoy.
Borichevskaya Боричевская Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Боричевский (see Borichevsky).
Borisova Борисова f Bulgarian, Russian
Feminine form of Borisov.
Borisyuk Борисюк Russian
Russian transcription of Ukrainian Борисюк (see Borysyuk), meaning of "son of Boris".
Borsok Russian, Jewish, German (Austrian)
Pronouced "Boar-sook"... [more]
Bortnik Бортник Russian
Means "beekeeper" in Russian, used as an occupational name.
Borzykh Борзых Russian
Derived from Russian борзый (borzy) meaning "swift, brisk".
Bosoy Босой Russian
Derived from Russian босой (bosoy) meaning "barefoot". This may have been a nickname for a low-class person.
Botkin Бо́ткин 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 Бойков Bulgarian, Russian
Means "son of Boyko".
Braginsky Брагинский, Брагинская Russian
Bratov Братов Russian
Derived either from Russian брат (brat) meaning "brother" or from a short form Brat of various Old Russian given names.
Brezhnev Брежнев Russian, Ukrainian
Denoted a person from Brezhnevo, a rural village in the Kursky District, Kursk Oblast, Russia. The most notable bearer was Leonid Brezhnev (1906-1982), a leader of the Soviet Union.
Brezhneva Брежнева Russian, Ukrainian
Feminine transcription of Russian Брежнев and Ukrainian Брежнэв (see Brezhnev).
Bublik Бублик Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From bublik, a bagel-like bread roll.
Bucalov Букалов Russian, Moldovan
Unknown origin and meaning, could be connected to Bakalov.
Bucalov Букалов Russian
Unknown origin, but could be connected to Bakalov.
Budurov Russian
It is believed to mean "The Blessed One" or "Bless You" in Russian.
Bukovsky Russian
Russian variant of Bukowski.
Burdonsky Бурдонский m Russian
Burdonsky is Aleksandr Burdonsky's, Iosif Stalin's grandson (son of Vasiliy Stalin), last name. He took his wife's name to avoid negative connotation.
Burkhanov Бурханов Uzbek, Russian, Tajik
Means "son of Burhan".
Burlin Бурлин Russian
From burla, meaning "storm".
Bykov Быков Russian
From byk, meaning "bull".
Bzovsky Бзовский Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian form of Bzowski.
Cabal Russian (Russified, Rare)
Rare last name that is unknown along with meaning, if anyone has a clue, please DM me.
Chalov Чалов Russian
From Russian чалый (chalyy) meaning "roan".
Charodeev Чародеев Russian
Patronymic surname derived from Russian чародей (charodey) meaning "wizard, sorcerer, magician, enchanter".
Chaykov Чайков Russian, Belarusian
Derived from Russian чайка (chayka) meaning "seagull".
Chaykovskaya Чайковская Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Чайковский (see Chaykovsky).
Chekhov Чехов Russian
Possibly referred to someone from Czechia, or a derivative of the ancient Russian name Chekh or Chokh, which in turn relates to the verb chikhat "to sneeze"... [more]
Chekov Чехов Russian
This is the surname of the fictional Star Trek Character, Pavel Andreievich Chekov.
Chentsov Ченцов Russian
From chenets, meaning "monk".
Cherkassky Черкасский Russian, Jewish
Name for someone from the city of Cherkasy (or Cherkassy) in Ukraine, which is of uncertain meaning.
Chernenko Черненко Ukrainian, Russian
From Ukrainian чорний (chorniy) or Russian черный (cherniy) both meaning "black".
Chernenkov Черненков Russian
From chernoi, 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.
Chernooky Черноокий Russian
Derived from Russian черноокий (chernooky) meaning "black-eyed, having dark brown eyes". This surname has Polish, Ukrainian or Belarusian noble origin.
Chernov Чернов Russian
From Russian чёрный (chyorniy) meaning "black".
Chernova Чернова Russian
Derived from Russian чёрный (chyorniy) meaning "black". Feminine counterpart of Chernov.
Chernyavsky Чернявский Russian
Derived from Russian чёрный (chyornyy) meaning "black".
Chernykh Черных Russian
Derived from Russian черный (cherniy) meaning "black".