Vadim

Origin: Russian Meaning: it’s the Russian form of Bademus, a Latinized form of a Persian name, meaning unknown. It’s also been linked to Slavic Vadimir meaning “accuse + peace, world” from Slavic elements vaditi (accuse, to slander, to blame) and miru (peace, world). Vadik is a diminutive form of the name. Variants: Vadym (Ukrainian); Vadzim (Belarusian) Advertisements

Sorin

Origin: Romanian, French, Jewish, Russian, Japanese Meaning: possibly from Romanian soare meaning “sun”. I’ve also seen it as a surname. It could be French in origin, from Old French sor, a diminutive of Sorel, meaning “chestnut”, originally a nickname for someone with reddish hair. It also has a different etymology, a Jewish surname derived from a metronymic of Yiddish…

Agafya

Origin: Russian Агафья (Russian) Meaning: the Russian form of Agatha meaning “good”. Variants: Agafia

Larissa, Larisa

Origin: Greek Лариса (Russian, Ukrainian) Larisa Λαρισα (Ancient Greek) Larisa Meaning: the name of an ancient city in Greece, the name most likely means “citadel” or “fortress”. Larissa is a nymph in Greek mythology. Lara is a short form of the name. Variants: Larysa (Ukrainian); Larisa is the version often used in Russia.

Roksana

Origin: Russian, Polish Роксана (Russian) Meaning: Russian and Polish form of Roxana, ultimately derived from Persian Roshanak meaning “bright” or “dawn”. Variants: Roxana, Roxanna, Roxane, Roxanne, Roshanak

Akulina

Origin: Russian Акулина (Akulina) Акилина (Akilina) Meaning: a variant spelling of Akilina, the Russian feminine form of Latin Aquilina meaning “eagle”. Variants: Akilina

Iskra

Origin: Slavic Meaning: spark

Tatiana

Origin: Latin Meaning: the feminine form of Tatianus, a derivative of Tatius, of unknown meaning. Tatiana is a name mentioned once in Book 4 (The Miserable Mill), as a friend of the author Lemony Snicket. Tanya/Tania is a short form of the name. Variants: Tatyana (Russian); Tatjana (Finnish, German), Tatianna, Tatyanna (English); Tatianus (m); Tatienne…

Ilya, Ilia

Origin: Russian, Bulgarian, Georgian Илья (Russian) ილია (Georgian) Илия (Bulgarian) Meaning: Ilya is the Russian form of Elijah meaning “My God is Yahweh”. Ilia is also a variant transcription of Ilya, but it’s also the Georgian form of Elijah or also a variant transcription of Bulgarian Iliya (also the Bulgarian form of Elijah) Ilyusha and…

Violetta

Origin: Italian, Russian Виолетта (Russian) Meaning: Italian and Russian form of Violet, from the flower, which ultimately comes from Latin viola meaning “violet” In Russian, it’s pronounced vee-ah-LYE-tah

Akim

Origin: Russian ( Аким ) Meaning: Russian form of Joachim which is either a contracted form of Jehoiachin (established by Yahweh) or Jehoiakim (raised by Yahweh). Variants: Yakim

Tanya

Origin: Russian Meaning: diminutive of Tatiana, the feminine form of Roman Tatianus from Tatius of unknown meaning Variants: Tania

Alisa

Origin: Russian, Finnish Алиса (Russian) Meaning: Russian and Finnish form of Alice, meaning “noble”. It could also be a variant spelling of Elisa, a short form of Elizabeth meaning “My God is oath” or “My God is abundance” Variants: Aliisa (Finnish)

Yuri

Origin: Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Korean Meaning: farmer, earthworker; lily; glass Yuri is a male Russian name, a variant transcription Yuriy, which is the Russian and Ukrainian form of George, meaning “farmer, earthworker”. ( Юрий ) Russian;  ( Юрій ) Ukrainian Yuri is also a Japanese female name meaning “lily” (百合).. Yuriko (百合子) is a variant of the…

Varvara

Origin: Russian, Greek, Bulgarian Варвара (Russian, Macedonian, Bulgarian); Βαρβαρα (Greek) Meaning: the Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Greek Barbara meaning “foreigner, barbarian” Variants: Barbara, Barbra

Vladimir, Vladimír

Origin: Slavic Владимир (Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian) Meaning: from Slavic elements vladeti “rule” and meru “great, famous” meaning “famous ruler”. According to Behindthename, the second element could also be associated with miru “peace, world” so the meaning could also be “peaceful ruler” or “world ruler”. The Vladimír spelling is the Czech and Slovak form of Vladimir.

Natasha

Origin: Russian ( Наташа ) Meaning: a Russian diminutive of Natalya, meaning “Christmas day” from  Latin natale domini meaning “birth of the lord” and as natalis means “birth” the phrase refers to someone born on or near Christmas Variants: Tasha

Milan

Origin: Slavic Милан (Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian) Meaning: from Slavic element milu meaning :gracious, dear”. According to Wikipedia, it also has Indian and Latin origins; in Hindu it’s supposed to mean “eager”, “worthy”, or “competitor”, all coming from an expression meaning “a coming together”. In Latin, it’s supposed to mean “eager and laborious” In Slavic-speaking countries, Milan…

Ivan

Origin: Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Macedonian, English Meaning: Slavic form of John, meaning “Yahweh is gracious” Although in English, Ivan is always pronounced as “eye-ven”, in Russian and Ukrainian it’s pronounced as “ee-vahn”