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21 Russian baby boys names for your little malysh

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Russian baby boy names

​Want a traditionally Russian name but don't know where to start? We're here to help. Whether you want to pay homage to an old Russian relative, or simply have a more unique name for your baby boy, you've come to the right place. Check out our 21 Russian baby boy names, you're bound to fall in love with one of these...

  1. Akim- The Russian form of Hebrew name Jehoiakim, Akim has biblical meaning: God will establish. We love this strong sounding name.
  2. Viktor- Meaning conqueror, Viktor is a popular Russian name. You might remember it as the name of Vikor Krum in Harry Potter or as the name of high fashion brand Viktor and Rolf. 
  3. Tima- An adorable version of Timothy, Tima has religious connotations, meaning honouring God. We love how cute it sounds.
  4. Damien- With this popular baby boy name your son will join a whole host of famous Damien's. For musical parents, they might note Damien Rice as an inspiration.
  5. Dimitri- A Slavic variation of the Greek god of fertility and farming, Dimitri is an amazing exotic sounding choice for any baby boy.
  6. Eriks- A variation on Eric, Eriks not only sounds unique and modern, it also has a significant meaning: eternal ruler, 
  7. Alek- The Russian variation Alex, which means defending men, it is one of the most popular gender-neutral names. If you want a more traditional sounding name, go with Aleksandr.
  8. Ivan- A hugely popular name in Russia, Ivan has been the name of many Russian leaders including Ivan the Great but also Ivan the Terrible. A traditional Russian baby boy name, this is a conventional choice to embrace your heritage.
  9. Jeremie- As with many of these names, this is the Russian version of a Hebrew classic, Jeremiah. Meaning appointed by God, Jeremie has a choice of spellings including Jeramie and Jeramy. 
  10. Armen- A Russian variation on Armand, which means soldier, Armen is extremely popular in Armenia. It is rarely used in the UK, and so makes a great unique choice.
  11. Ilias- The Russian variation on Elijah, a Hebrew name, Ilias is an adorably modern. For a more conventional nickname, you could go with Lee. 
  12. Karlin- We love this cool variation on Carl. It is gender-neutral and could be a modern ode to revolutionary Karl Marx for more philosophical parents.
  13. Leonid- Another traditional Russian name, Leonid was the first name of Russian president Brezhnev. Meaning lion, it was also the name of performance artist Leonid the Magnificent.
  14. Nikolai- This strong, exotic version of Nicholas is a popular choice in Russia. Your son will join a line of impressive Russian painters, so you may give him some artistic flair if you choose this cool name.
  15. Rolan- We love this variation on the old-fashioned Roland. Although your son may be destined to a life of fame with this name, as it means famous throughout the land.
  16. Ludis- This is the Russian version of Louis which means renowned warrior. We love how unconventional it is, it's sure to garner some attention from family and friends!
  17. Sergei- This traditional Russian name became popular thanks to Saint Sergei, known for being kind and gentle. We think it would sound adorable on a baby, yet strong once your boy is all grown up.
  18. Vas- This cool, short name is actually diminutive of Basil which means regal. You might recognise it as Vas J Morgan's name, celebrity blogger and cast member of The Only Way Is Essex.
  19. Yuri- A popular Russian name, Yuri is the name of many a Russian scientist and commonly used in anime and manga. 
  20. Vladimir- This Slavic name is hugely popular in Russia, perhaps due to its notable meaning of renowned prince. A great option for any sports fans, as it is the name of legendary boxer Vladimir Klitschko.
  21. Zavid- While this Russian baby boy name is old-fashioned, we love how unusual and cool it is. Primed for a comeback, it's a great choice for parents who want to lead the charge on bringing back this unique name. 

You always know when you've found 'the one' and this is true for your baby's name too! If none of these names are the perfect fit for your new arrival, why not try our baby name generator?


Georgia Aspinall is senior features writer at Grazia UK, formerly at The Debrief. She covers news and features across women's health and fitness, sex and relationships, real-life stories, travel and politics.

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