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.
Cheryshev Черышев Russian
Chugunov Чугунов Russian
From Russian чугун (chugun) meaning "cast iron".
Chugunova Чугунова Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Чугунов (see Chugunov).
Chuzhakov Чужаков Russian
Derived from Russian чужак (chuzhak) meaning "stranger".
Cocicova Russian
Feminine form of Cocicov.
Cort Polish, Russian, Jewish
Derived from the surname "Kutalczuk", "Kotelchik", "Cuttlechuck", or "Kuttlechuck"
Czar цар Russian
Czar is Russian for Caesar. Czar was the title given to the emperor’s of Russia.
Daniilov Russian
Variant transcription of Danilov.
Danilov Данилов Russian
Means "son of Daniil".
Danilova Данилова Russian
Feminine form of Danilov.
Datsyuk Дацюк Ukrainian, Russian
Believed to mean “to give or provide with a service.” The prefix -uk is a diminutive.
Davidoff Давидов, Давидофф Russian (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Davidov.
Davidov Russian
Means "son of David".
Davidova Давидова Russian
Feminine form of Davidov.
Davidzon Давидзон Russian
Davidzon means son of David.
Davydov Давыдов Russian
Means "son of David".
Dedushkin Дедушкин Russian
From Russian Дедушка (dedushka) meaning "grandfather".
Dementiev Дементьев Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дементьев (see Dementyev).
Dementieva Дементьева Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дементьева (see Dementyeva).
Dementyev Дементьев Russian
Means "son of Dementiy".
Dementyeva Дементьева Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Дементьев (see Dementyev).
Demidov Демидов Russian
Means "son of Demid". This was the name of a Russian industrialist family prominent in the 18th and 19th centuries. A bearer of the feminine form Demidova was Anna Stepanovna Demidova (1878-1918), a lady-in-waiting in the service of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna who acquired posthumous fame for being executed alongside her employer in 1918.
Demidtsev Демидцев Russian
Derived from a diminutive of the Russian given name Demid.
Demyan Демьян Russian, Ukrainian
From the given name Demyan.
Demyanov Демьянов Russian
Means "son of Demyan".
Denisov Russian
Means "son of Denis".
Denisovich Денисович Russian, Literature
Means “son of Denis”. Used in the 1962 book "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich."
Derevyanchenko Деревянченко Russian
Variant of Derevyanko.
Derevyanchuk Деревянчук Russian
Variant of Derevyanko.
Derevyanko Деревянко Russian
From Russian деревян (derevyan) meaning "wooden".
Devyatov Девятов Russian
Dimitrenko Димитренко Russian, Ukrainian
From the given name Dimitry.
Dimitrienko Дмитриенко Russian, Ukrainian
Variant of Dmitrienko.
Dimitrin Димитрин Russian
From the given name Dimitry.
Dishel Дишель Russian, Yiddish, Jewish, Hebrew
Meaning Unknown, likely Yiddish.
Ditko Дитко Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian, Polish, Silesian, Czech
Meaning unknown.
Dmitriev Дмитриев Russian
Means "son of Dmitry".
Dmitrieva Дмитриева Russian
Feminine form of Dmitriev.
Dmitriyev Russian
Variant transcription of Dmitryev.
Dmitriyevich Дмитриыевич Russian
Derived from the Given Name Dmitry.
Dmitrov Дмитров Russian
meaning "son of Dmitri"
Dmitryev Russian
Means "son of Dmitriy".
Dobrynin Добрынин Russian
Means "son of Dobrynya".
Donskikh Донских Russian
Derived from the name of the Don river, derived from an Aryan root meaning "river".
Dorofeev Russian
Variant transcription of Dorofeyev.
Dorofeyev Russian
Means "son of Dorofey".
Dorozhkin Дорожкин Russian
Derived from Russian дорожка (dorozhka) meaning "strip" or "small road, path".
Dostoyevsky Достоевский Belarusian, Russian
Habitational name from Dostoev in Belarus.
Dubov Дубов Russian
Meaning "oak tree".
Duchovny Духовны Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Russian and Ukrainian cognate of Duchowny. It is borne by the American actor David Duchovny (1960-).
Dudin Дудин 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 Дудкин 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.
Dunayevskaya Дунаевская Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Дунаевский (see Dunayevsky).
Dunayevsky Дунаевский Russian
Derived from the Danube, the second-longest river in Europe. Two famous bearers are Soviet film composer and conductor Isaak Dunayevsky (1900-1955), and his son, Russian film composer Maksim Dunayevsky (1945-).
Durko Дурко Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Derived either from Russian дурной (durnoy) or Ukrainian дурний (durnyi) or Belarusian дурны (durny) all meaning "dump, foolish, stupid".
Dutov дутов Russian
From dutii, meaning "haughty".
Dvoretskiy Дворецкий Russian
Means "butler" in Russian.
Dyakina Дякина Russian
Dyatlov Дятлов Russian
From Russian дятел (dyatel) meaning "woodpecker".
Dyatlova Дятлова Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Дятлов (see Dyatlov).
Dytko Polish, Silesian, Czech, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
Meaning unknown. Likely a variant of Ditko.
Dzerzhinsky Дзержинский Russian
Russian form of Dzierżyński.
Dziuba Дзю́ба 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.
Dzyaloshinsky Дзялошинский Russian
Russian form of Działoszyński.
Efimov Russian
Variant transcription of Yefimov.
Efremov Ефремов Russian, Macedonian
Means "son of Efrem".
Egorov Егоров Russian
Means "son of Yegor".
Erin Ерин Russian
Means "son of Era".
Ermolaev Ермолаев Russian
Variant of Yermolayev.
Ermolayev Ермолаев Russian
Variant of Yermolayev.
Evanovich Russian
Means "son of Evan".
Evdokimov Евдокимов Russian
Means "son of Evdokim".
Faddeev Russian
Variant transcription of Faddeyev.
Faddeyev Russian
Means "son of Faddey".
Fankin фанкин Russian
Fedin Федин Russian
Fedkin Федкин Russian
Fedosov Федосов Russian
Fedotov Федотов Russian
Means "son of Fedot".
Feliksov Russian
Means "son of Feliks".
Feofanov Russian
Means "son of Feofan".
Feofilov Russian
Means "son of Feofil".
Feoktistov Феоктистов Russian
Means "son of Feoktist".
Ferapontov Ферапонтов Russian
Means "son of Ferapont".
Feynman Фейнман Russian, Yiddish
Russian and Yiddish form of Feinman. This name was borne by the American theoretical physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988).
Filatov Филатов Russian
Means "son of Filat".
Filimon Филимон Romanian, Russian, Greek
From the given name Filimon.
Filimonov Филимонов Russian
Means "son of Filimon".
Finsky финский Russian, Belarusian
Means "Finnish" in Russian and Belarusian.
Florov Флоров Russian
Means "son of Flor".
Fokov Russian
Means "son of Foka".
Folokonskiy фолоконский Russian
Fomichev Фомичев Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Фомичёв, Фомичев (see Fomichyov).
Fomicheva Фомичева Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Фомичёва, Фомичева (see Fomichyova).
Fomichyov Фомичев Russian
Means "son of Foma".
Fomichyova Фомичева Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Фомичёв, Фомичев (see Fomichyov).
Fomin Фомин Russian
Derived from the given name Foma.
Fomov Russian
Means "son of Foka".
Frantsuzov Французов Russian
Derived from Russian француз (frantsuz) meaning "French, Frenchman".
Frolov Фролов Russian
Means "son of Frol".
Frolova Фролова Russian
Feminine form of Frolov.
Gagarin Гагарин 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.
Galaktionov Галактионов Russian
Means "son of Galaktion".
Galkin Галкин Russian
Derived from Russian галка (galka) meaning "jackdaw".
Gamburger Гамбургер Russian, Jewish
Russian form of Hamburger.
Ganus Ганус 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.
Garin Гарин Russian
From the given name Garya, a diminutive of Gerasim.
Gavriilov Russian
Variant transcription of Gavriilov.
Gavrilin Гаврилин Russian
From the given name Gavriil.
Gavrilov Гаврилов 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]
Gennadiev Геннадьев Russian
Means "son of Gennadi" in Russian.
Georgiev Георгиев Russian
Means "son of Georgiy".
Georgiyev Russian
Means "son of Georgiy".
Gerasimov Герасимов Russian
Means "son of Gerasim".
Germanov Германов Russian
Means "son of German".
Germanova Германова Russian
Feminine form of Germanov.
Gladkikh Гладких Russian
Glebov Глебов Russian
Means "son of Gleb".
Glukhov глухов Russian
From glukhoi, meaning "deaf".
Glushkov Глушков Russian
Derived from Russian глухой (glukhoy) meaning "deaf" or "remote, out-of-the-way", either used as a nickname for a deaf person or for someone originally from a remote place.
Gmyza Гмыза Russian
Golovanov Голованов Russian
Means "son of the head chief".
Golovin Головин Russian
From Russian голова (golova) meaning "head, chief", probably used as a nickname for the head of a household or village.
Golovkin Головкин Russian
Variant of Golovin.
Golovsky Головский Belarusian, Russian
From Russian голова (golova) meaning "head, chief".
Golubev Голубев Russian
From Russian голубь (golub) meaning "dove, pigeon".
Golubov Голубов Russian
From golub, meaning "dove".
Golyshkin Голышкин Russian
Uncertain meaning.
Goncharov Гончаров Russian
Derived from Russian гончар (gonchar) meaning "potter".
Gontsov Гонцов Russian
From gonets, meaning "courier".
Gorbachenko Горбаченко Russian
From Russian горбач (gorbach) meaning "hunchback, humpback"
Gorbachev Горбачёв Russian
From Russian горбач (gorbach) meaning "hunchback, humpback". A notable bearer is Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-), a former Soviet politician.
Gorbachyov Горбачёв Russian
Alternate transcription of Gorbachev.
Gorbunenko Горбуненко Russian, Ukrainian
From Russian горбун (gorbun) meaning "humpback".
Gorbunov Горбунов Russian
From Russian горбун (gorbun) meaning "humpback".
Gordeev гордеев Russian
Means "son of Gordei".
Gorets Горец Russian
Derived from Russian горец (gorets) meaning "highlander".
Gorsky Russian
Russian form of Górski.
Gorst Горст Russian
Meaning "handful" in Russian.
Gretzky Грецкий 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 Григорьев Russian
Variant transcription of Grigoriyev.
Grigoriyev Григорьев Russian
Means "son of Grigoriy".
Grigoryev Григорьев Russian
Means "son of Grigoriy".
Grishin Гришин Russian
From the given name Grisha.
Grushkin Грушкин Russian
From grushka, meaning "pear tree".
Gruzinsky Грузинский Russian, Georgian
Means "Georgian" in Russian.
Gubanov губанов Russian
From guban, meaning "big lips".
Gudkov гудков Russian
From gudok, meaning "hooter".
Gulin Гулин Russian, Croatian
Gusev Гусев Russian
Derived from Russian гусь (gus) meaning "goose".
Gutnik Гутник Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Yiddish surname meaning "glassworker" from Yiddish hute meaning "glassworks".
Gvozdyk Гвоздик Ukrainian, Russian
Holodov Холодов, Холодова Russian
Variant transcription of Kholodov.
Iglov Иглов Russian
From igla, meaning "needle".
Igorov Russian
Means "son of Igor".
Igumnov Игумнов Russian
From Russian игумен (igumen) meaning "hegumen", referring to the head of an Eastern Orthodox monastery.
Igumnova Игумнова Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Игумнов (see Igumnov).
Illarionov Илларионов Russian
Means "son of Illarion".
Ilyaev Russian
Means "son of Ilya".
Ilyin Ильин Russian
Means "son of Ilya".
Ilyina Ильина Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Ильин (see Ilyin).
Ilyushin Ильюшин, Илюшин Russian
Derived from a diminutive Ilyusha of the Russian given name Ilya.
Ioffe Иоффе Russian, Jewish
Russian transcription of Hebrew גופה (see Joffe).
Iosifov Russian
Variant transcription of Yosifov.
Ipatiev Ипатьев Russian
Means "son of Ipatiy".
Ippolitov Ипполитов Russian
Means "son of Ippolit".
Isidor Исидор German, Russian
From the given name Isidor.
Isidorov Russian
Means "son of Isidor".
İskändärov Искәндәров, Искандеров Tatar, Russian
Means "son of İskändär".
Iskändärov Искәндәров Bashkir, Russian
Means "son of Iskändär".
Iskandarov Искандаров Chechen, Russian, Uzbek, Azerbaijani
Means "son of Iskandar". It can also be an alternate transcription of Azerbaijani İsgəndərov.
İskändärova Искәндәрова, Искандерова Tatar, Russian
Means "daughter of İskändär".
Iskändärova Искәндәрова Bashkir, Russian
Means "daughter of Iskändär".
Iskandarova Искандарова Chechen, Russian, Uzbek, Azerbaijani
Means "daughter of Iskandar". It can also be an alternate transcription of Azerbaijani İsgəndərova.
Ivachenko Иваченко Russian
Variant of Ivashchenko.
Ivanko Иванко Croatian, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from the forename Ivan.
Ivanovich Иванович Russian
Means "son of Ivan".
Ivashkin Ивашкин Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Derived from a diminutive form IVASHKA of the Russian given name Ivan.
Ivin Ивин Russian
From iva, meaning "willow".
Kabalin Кабалин Russian, Croatian
Kadinsky Кадинский Russian
Kalashnikov Калашников Russian
Means "son of the kalach-maker", derived from Russian калашник (kalashnik), a variant of калачник (kalachnik) "maker of kalaches" - kalach being a type of bread - combined with ‎the patronymic suffix -ов (-ov)... [more]
Kalashnikova Калашникова Russian, Georgian (Rare)
Feminine form of Kalashnikov
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.
Kalinin Калинин Russian
Derived from Russian калина (kalina) meaning "guelder rose" (a type of plant).
Kalinov Калинов m Russian, Bulgarian
Kamchatsky Камчатский Russian
Refers to a region in Eastern Russia named "Kamchatka."
Kamenev Каменев Russian
Russian spelling of surname Kamanov
Kapustin Капустин Russian
From kapusta, meaning "cabbage".
Karélin Russian
Altered spelling of Russian Karélin, ethnic name for someone from Karelia (see Karjala).
Karenin Каренин Russian
Masculine form of the surname Karenina.
Karlov Карлов Russian
Means "son of Karl".
Karpov Карпов Russian
Means "son of Karp".
Kartashov Карташов Russian
Meaning uncertain.
Kartoshkin Картошкин Russian
From Russian Картошка (kartoshka) "potato".
Karyakin Карякин Russian
Meaning uncertain.
Kashevarov Кашеваров Russian
Derived from Russian кашевар (kashevar) meaning "cook (in military unit or team of workers)".
Kashkov Кашков Russian
From kashka, meaning "bald".
Kasimov Касимов Russian
From the city of Kasimov, located in Ryazan district, Russia.
Katin Катин Russian
Matronymic surname derived from a diminutive Katya of the Russian given name Yekaterina.
Kazacov Russian
Variant spelling of Kazakov.
Kazak Казак Russian
Unisex Russian surname, meaning the word "Cossack"
Kazakhstansky Казахстанский Russian, Kazakh
One who came from Kazakhstan.
Kazakov Казаков Russian
From Russian казак (kazak) meaning "Cossack".
Kazanov Казанов 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 Казимиров Russian
Means "son of Kazimir".
Kerbel English, German, Russian (Rare)
Means "chervil" in German, a parsley-related herb. The surname probably came into England via Germanic relations between the two languages, hence it being most common in German & English countries.
Khil Хиль Russian
Russian spelling of Hill. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
Khirin Хирин Russian
Possibly derived from dialectal Russian хиря (khirya) meaning "illness".
Khlebnikov Хлебников Russian
This surname means a baker who makes bread.
Khmyz Хмыз Russian
Derived from dialectal Russian хмыз (khmyz) meaning "bush, thicket".
Khokhlov Хохлов Russian
Derived from Russian хохол (khokhol) meaning "topknot". Khokhol is also a derogatory word often used to describe Ukrainians.
Kholod Холод Russian
From Russian meaning "cold".
Kholodinin Холодинин Russian
From kholodnii, meaning "cold".
Kholodov Холодов Russian
Derived from Russian холод (kholod) meaning "cold".
Khorinyak Хориняк Russian
Uncertain meaning.
Khrapko Храпко Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian (Rare)
Derived from East Slavic храп (khrap) meaning "snore".
Khrupkin Хрупкин Belarusian, Russian
From Russian and Belarusian хрупкий (khrupkiy) meaning "fragile".
Khrushchev Хрущев Russian
Derived from Russian хрущ (khrushch) meaning "cockchafer" or "May beetle".
Khrushcheva Хрущёва Russian
Feminine counterpart of Khrushchev.
Khrushchyov Хрущёв Russian
Alternative transcription of Khrushchev.
Kirienko Кириенко Ukrainian, Russian
Kirilenko Кириленко Russian, Ukrainian
Means "son of Kirill".
Kirillov Кириллов Russian
Means "son of Kirill"
Kirilov Кирилов Russian
Means "son of Kirill".
Kiruta Кирута Belarusian, Russian
Kishlansky Russian (?)
Mark Kishlansky was a historian.
Kislitsyn Кислицын Russian
Derived from Russian кислица (kislitsa) meaning "mope, a dull, spiritless person".
Kisly Кислый Russian, Belarusian
Derived from Russian кислый (kisly) meaning "acid, acidic, sour".
Klimentov Russian
Means "son of Kliment."
Klimov Климов Russian
Means "son of Klim".
Klyuev Клюев Russian
From klyui, meaning "peck".
Kobets Кобец Russian
Koganovich Коганович Russian, Jewish
Kolesnikov Колесников Russian
Derived from Russian колесник (kolesnik) meaning "wheelwright, wheel artisan".
Kolin Колин Russian
Derived from a diminutive Kolya of the Russian given name Nikolay.
Kolovrat Коловрат Russian, Croatian, Czech
A Kolovrat is a swastika-type Slavic symbol resembling a spinning wheel.
Kolymagin Колымагин Russian
Derived from Russian колымага (kolymaga) meaning "jalopy (old, dilapidated car)".
Kolyvanov Колыванов Russian
Uncertain meaning. Possibly derived from Old Russian Колывань (Kolyvan), an Old Russian name of the city of Tallinn.
Komandrov Командров, Командрова Russian (Rare)
Komarov Комаров Russian
From Russian комар (komar) meaning "mosquito".
Komissarova Комиссарова Russian
Exact origin is unknown but is likely to mean something along the lines of "commissioner" from its Russian translation. The masculine version is "Komissarov" and is used for males. Komissarov
Konovalov Коновалов Russian
Derived from dialectal Russian коновал (konoval) meaning "farrier, horseleech".
Konstantin Константин Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, German, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian
From the given name Konstantin
Kopytov Копытов Russian
Patronymic surname derived from Russian копыто (kopyto) meaning "hoof". This may have been a nickname for a lame man or a shepherd.
Koretskiy Корецкий Russian
Name for a person originally from the Ukrainian city of Korets, derived from Russian корец (korets) or корчик (korchik) both referring to a type of ladle.
Koretsky Корецкий Russian, Jewish
Alternate transcription of Koretskiy.
Korobov Коробов Russian
From Russian коробка (korobka) meaning "box".
Korol Король Russian, Ukrainian
From Russian and Ukrainian meaning "king".
Korolev Королев Russian
From korol, meaning "king".