Popular Russian Baby Girl Names

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Want to give your baby girl a unique name? Try one of these popular Russian baby names.

Want to give your baby girl a unique name? Try one of these popular Russian baby names.

1) Anastasia (ah-nah-STAH-see-ah)
Feminine form of the Greek Anastasios (of resurrection), a derivative of anastasis (resurrection)
Nicknames: Stacy, Ana, Tasha

2) Svetlana
Derived from the Russian word “svet”, meaning “light”
Nicknames: Sveta, Svetik

3) Daria
Feminine variant of the name of the Persian king Dariy (Darayavausha), meaning strong, powerful, wealthy
Nicknames: Dasha, Ria

4) Tatiana/ Tatyana
Feminine form of Tatius, meaning “fairy queen”
Nicknames: Tanya, Tati, Tia

5) Yekaterina (eh-kah-teh-ree-na)
Means: Russian form of Greek Aikaterine, meaning “pure”
Nicknames: Katya, Katyusha

6) Yelisaveta (yeh-LIS-ah-VET-ah)
Variation of the name Elisabet, meaning “God is my vow”, or “God’s promise”
Nicknames: Lisa, Yeliza

7) Eleonora
Variation of the Greek names Eleanor and Helen, meaning “sun ray” or “shining light”
Nicknames: Leo, Elya

8.) Irina (ee-ree-na)
Derived from the name Irene, meaning “peace” in Greek
Nicknames: Ira, Irinka, Irinochka

9) Liliya (lee-lyah)
Derived from the flower of the same name, the lily

10) Olga
Russian form of ‘Helga’, meaning “holy”
Nicknames: Olya, Olechka

11) Oxana/Oksana (ahk-sah-nah)
Derived from the Greek word “ksenna”, meaning “hospitable”

12) Raisa (rah-EE-sah)
Derived from the Greek word “rhaion”, meaning “more relaxed”
Nicknames: Raya, Ris