Russian names did not used to be popular. There are many reasons for that but the main one is that there were not as many Russian immigrants as there were immigrants from other areas. This just means that less people had used these names as family names or even heard them when the country was first developing. Today there are more Russian names being seen. The following twelve names from Russia are all great choices for your new child.


The name Alek means “defender of mankind.” It is a strong name that has been around for a long time and is topping out the lists of popular Russian names in 2015. The name is one that you have probably seen time and time again and is one that you are sure to be seeing more often in the future.


Aleksis is the female version of the name Alek in Russia. This name is one of the most popular choices for a little girl and is one that has been spelled and used in different ways throughout the US. Aleksis actually means “helper of man” and is one of the best choices for a little girl.


Brends is another name for little boys that you might not have heard much in the US. I believe strongly that this is about to change. There are many things about the name Brends that I think will make it a top choice in future years. It has a nice strong and classic sound in the way that you pronounce it. It also is modern and different.


There are so many names for little girls that I see that are so similar to popular names. Czarina is one of these names. It is a nice classic name from Russia that is the feminine form of czar and means “female empress.” This is such a beautiful meaning that you are going to be able to appreciate as a name for your little girl.


The name Dimitrios means “from the name Dimis which is the compassionate thief that died with Christ.” This name has been very popular amongst Christians in Russia. Today that popularity seems to be spreading throughout the US.


So many parents struggle with trying to have a baby that they truly believe that the birth of their child is a miracle. Danya is the perfect name to choose if this is how you feel about your child. The name means “God’s gift” and is one of the most popular names in Russia and is becoming one of the most popular names in the US.


I think that the name Maks is great. This name is pronounced the same way that Max is but I like that the spelling is different and that it is clever version of a more common name. The name is cute and offers a more modern flare to a name that we have been hearing for a while. Maks means “great” and really can be the perfect choice for your little boy.


The name Mara is one that I heard for the first time a few years ago. I really love this Russian name and think that it is a great choice for anyone looking for the perfect name for their daughter. Mara actually means “bitter” so if you are going to be choosing a name based on its meaning then this is one that you might want to avoid.


Petrov is a name that means “a rock, from Peter.” This name is another that is based upon The Bible. This might be the reason that it is quickly becoming one of the most popular Russian names in the US for little boys.


The name Tamryn is one that I really like but do not feel like I see that often. The meaning is kind of boring since it means “a palm tree” but I do like how it sounds. It kind of reminds of an old name that has been updated and make cool again…it is like the upcycled version of a few names that were popualr in the past.


Zory means “farmer.” This name is one that has been around in Russia for some time. It is a great choice for you to be able to choose a cool and modern name that has been around for years. I like that the name is different and unique.


If you are looking for a name that means “farmer” for your little girl, Zhora is a great choice. This name is one that you might see more often since it is becoming a more popular choice.


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