Russian Female Names Among the Doukhobors

by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff

The following encyclopedic glossary contains 86 Russian female names historically used by Doukhobor women in 19th century Russia and 20th century Canada. Each entry includes the transliterated English spelling, original Cyrillic spelling, pronunciation, name meaning and history, along with many common diminutive forms of each name. Use this glossary to learn about all aspects of the personal names of your Russian female ancestors.  Note: to search for a particular name, use the alphabetical index below or else use your browser’s <find> function by pressing <Control F> and typing in the name. Search for Russian male names among the Doukhobors.


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Cyrillic: Афимия. Pronunciation: ah-FEEM-ee-yah. Etymology: Popular form of Efimiya.

Cyrillic: Агафия. Pronunciation: ah-GAH-fee-yah. Etymology: Old Russian form of Agaf’ya.

Cyrillic: Агафья. Pronunciation: ah-GAH-fyah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Agathe, meaning “well” or “good”. Diminutives: Hanya, Ganya, Hanyushka, Ganyushka, Hasha, Agafyushka, Aganya, Ganyusya, Ganusya, Ganyusha, Aga, Gasha, Gala, Agakha, Agasha, Gasya, Aganechka, Aganka, Aganyushka, Agatochka, Agatushka, Agashenka, Agashechka, Gaska, Agashka, Agenka, Agonka, Agochka, Ganechka, Ganusenka, Ganusechka, Ganuska, Ganka, Ganyuska, Hanka, Gashka, Gasenka, Gasechka, Gashenka, Gashechka, Hanyusya, Hanusya, Hanyusha, Hasya, Hanusechka, Haska, Hanechka, Hanusenka, Hanuska, Hanyuska, Hasenka, Hasechka, Hashka, Hashenka, Hashechka.

Cyrillic: Аграфена. Pronunciation: ah-grah-FYEN-nah. Etymology: Old Russian form of Agrippina.

Cyrillic: Агриппина. Pronunciation: ah-gree-PEE-nah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Latin Agrippa, meaning “wild horse”. Diminutives: Hrunya, Grunya, Hrushenka, Grushenka, Agripinka, Agripinochka, Agripinushka, Agrafenochka, Agrafenushka, Agrafenka, Gripa, Grapa, Gapa, Granya, Grasha, Gasha, Gunya, Grunyatka, Grunyaka, Grusha, Grava, Granechka, Granka, Granyusha, Granyushka, Grapka, Graponka, Grapochka, Grashenka, Grashechka, Grashka, Gripka, Gripochka, Gapka, Gripushka, Grunek, Grunyok, Grunechka, Grunka, Grunyusha, Grunyaka, Grunyatka, Grunyatochka, Grunyakha, Grunyasha, Grunyashenka, Grunyashechka, Grunyashka, Grushka, Grushechka, Gunechka, Gunka, Gunyushka, Gaponka, Gapochka, Gapushka, Hripa, Hrapa, Hapa, Hranya, Hrasha, Hasha, Hunya, Hrunyatka, Hrunyaka, Hrusha, Hrava, Hranechka, Hranka, Hranyusha, Hranyushka, Hrapka, Hraponka, Hrapochka, Hrashenka, Hrashechka, Hrashka, Hripka, Hripochka, Hripushka, Hrunek, Hrunyok, Hrunechka, Hrunka, Hrunyusha, Hrunyaka, Hrunyatka, Hrunyatochka, Hrunyakha, Hrunyasha, Hrunyashenka, Hrunyashechka, Hrunyashka, Hrushka, Hrushechka, Hunechka, Hunka, Hunyushka, Hapka, Haponka, Hapochka, Hapushka, Ripa, Ripka, Ripochka, Fena, Fenya, Fenka, Fenechka, Fenochka, Fenushka, Fenyushka, Ina.

Cyrillic: Акилина. Pronunciation: ah-kee-LEE-na. Etymology: Russian form of Latin Aquilina, meaning “eagle”. Diminutives: Kulina, Kulinka, Kulinochka, Kulinushka, Akilinka, Kilina, Kilya, Lina, Akulinka, Akulya, Kulya, Akilinochka, Akilinushka, Akulenka, Akulechka, Akulinochka, Akulinushka, Akulka, Akulsha, Akulyushka, Kilina, Kilinka, Kilinochka, Kilinushka, Kilka, Kulenka, Kulechka, Kulka, Kulyushka.

Cyrillic: Аксинья. Pronunciation: ak-SEEN-yah. Etymology: Popular form of Kseniya.

Cyrillic: Акулина. Pronunciation: ah-koo-LEE-nah. Etymology: Popular form of Akilina.

Cyrillic: Алдотья. Pronunciation: al-DOHT-yah. Etymology: Popular form of Evdokiya.

Cyrillic: Александра. Pronunciation: ah-lyek-SAN-drah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Alexander, meaning “defender of mankind”. Diminutives: Aleksandrushka, Aleksanya, Sasha, Sashenka, Aleksana, Sanya, Sanyura, Sanyuta, Sanyukha, Sanyusha, Aleksakha, Aleksasha, Sashukha, Sashulya, Sashunya, Sashuta, Sashura, Shura, Shurena, Shuryona, Shurunya, Aleksya, Aleksyukha, Aleksyusha, Alya, Asya, Leksa, Leksanya, Leksana, Leksasha, Aleksanechka, Aleksanka, Aleksashka, Aleksanochka, Aleksanushka, Aleksashenka, Aleksenka, Aleksechka, Aleksyushenka, Aleksyushka, Alyona, Alena, Alenka, Alechka, Alina, Alisa, Alka, Leksanechka, Leksanka, Leksanochka, Leksanushka, Leksanyushka, Leksashenka, Leksashechka, Leksashka, Lenka, Lena, Lenya, Lyonya, Lesa, Lyosa, Lesanya, Leska, Lyoska, Lesunya, Lesya, Sanik, Sanka, Sanochka, Sana, Sanek, Sanyok, Sanechka, Sanchik, Sansha, Sanyurka, Sanyuronka, Sanyurochka, Sanyurushka, Sanyutka, Sanyutochka, Sanyushka, Sanyutushka, Sanyushenka, Sanyushechka, Sashechka, Sashka, Sashok, Sashochek, Sashuk, Sashulenka, Sashulechka, Sashulka, Sashulenka, Sashunechka, Sashunchik, Sashunka, Sashurenka, Sashurka, Sashuronka, Shuranya, Sashurochka, Sashutka, Sashutochka, Shurena, Shuryona, Shurenka, Shuryonka, Shurenok, Shuryonok, Shurenka, Shurik, Shurenochka, Shuryonochka, Shurka, Shurok, Shuronka, Shurochka, Shurunok, Shurunchik, Shurunka, Shurunya, Shurusha, Shurushka, Shurchik, Shusya, Shusha, Shushka.

Cyrillic: Алёна. Pronunciation: al-YOH-na. Etymology: Popular form of Elena.

Cyrillic: Анастасия. Pronunciation: ah-nas-tahs-EE-ya. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Anastas, meaning “resurrection”. Diminutives: Nastya, Nastyushka, Nastasyushka, Tyunya, Anastasyushka, Anastaska, Nastasya, Nasta, Nasya, Nasa, Nata, Naya, Nayusya, Nyusya, Nastena, Nastyona, Tena, Tyona, Nastekha, Nastyokha, Nastusya, Tusya, Nastyulya, Nastulya, Nastyunya, Nastunya, Nastyura, Styura, Nastyukha, Nastyusha, Nastyakha, Stasya, Tasya, Taya, Asya, Asyusha, Syusha, Asyuta, Syuta, Anastaska, Nasenka, Nasechka, Nasik, Naska, Nasonka, Nasochka, Nasta, Nastaseyushka, Nastek, Nastyok, Nastena, Nastyona, Nastenka, Nastyonka, Nastenochka, Nastyonochka, Nastenushka, Nastyonushka, Nastenka, Nastekha, Nastyokha, Nastechka, Nastik, Nastka, Nastok, Nastulenka, Nastulechka, Nastulka, Nastunechka, Nastunchik, Nastunka, Nastunyushka, Nastusenka, Nastusechka, Nastusik, Nastuska, Nastka, Nastyunechka, Nastyunchik, Nastyunka, Nastyunyushka, Nastyurka, Nastyuronka, Nastyurochka, Nastyurushka, Nastyushenka, Nastyushechka, Nastyushka, Nata, Natka, Natochka, Nyusenka, Nyusechka, Nyusik, Nyuska, Tasenka, Tasechka, Tasik, Taska, Tasyuta, Tasyutka, Tasyutochka, Tasyutushka, Tenechka, Tyonechka, Tenka, Tyonka, Tenochka, Tyonochka, Tenushka, Tyonushka, Tyunechka, Tyunchik, Tyunka, Tyunsha.

Cyrillic: Анисия. Pronunciation: ah-NEES-ee-yah. Etymology: Popular form of Anis’ya.

Cyrillic: Анисья. Pronunciation: ah-NEES-yah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Anysis, meaning “fulfillment” or “completion”. Diminutives: Anisushka, Anisyushka, Anisya, Anya, Onya, Anisechka, Aniska, Anisochka, Anka, Onka, Onechka, Onyushka.

Cyrillic: Анна. Pronunciation: AHN-nah. Etymology: Russian form of Hebew Chana, meaning “favour” or “grace”. Diminutives: Anyuta, Annechka, Annushka, Onya, Annochka, Annusha, Annusya, Annyusya, Annyunya, Nyunya, Anya, Ana, Anyura, Nyura, Nyurasya, Nyurakha, Nyurasha, Anyusha, Anusha, Nyusha, Nyuta, Anusya, Anyusya, Nusya, Nyusya, Anneta, Neta, Asya, Aneika, Anek, Anyok, Aneta, Anetka, Anetochka, Anechka, Anik, Annitsa, Annenka, Annyonka, Anneta, Annetka, Annetonka, Annetochka, Annechka, Annochka, Annusenka, Annusechka, Annuska, Annushenka, Annyunechka, Annyunka, Annyusenka, Annyusechka, Annyuska, Anusya, Anushka, Anchura, Anchutka, Anchurka, Anka, Anyunya, Anyura, Anyurka, Anyuronka, Anyurochka, Anyurchik, Anyusenka, Anyusechka, Anyuska, Anyutka, Anyutonka, Anyutochka, Anyutushka, Anyukha, Anyushenka, Anyushechka, Anyushka, Onechka, Onka, Onyushka, Nyunechka, Nyunka, Nyurasenka, Nyurasechka, Nyuraska, Nyurashenka, Nyurashechka, Nyurashka, Nyurka, Nyurok, Nyuronka, Nyurochek, Nyurochka, Nyurushka, Nyusenka, Nyusechka, Nyusik, Nyuska, Nyutka, Nyutonka, Nyutochka, Nyutushka, Nyukha, Nyushenka, Nyushechka, Nyushik, Nyushka, Netka, Netochka, Netonka.

Cyrillic: Апросинья. Pronunciation: ah-prah-SEEN-yah. Etymology: Popular form of Efrosiniya.

Cyrillic: Авдотья. Pronunciation: av-DOHT-yah. Etymology: Popular form of Evdokiya.

Cyrillic: Арина. Pronunciation: ah-REE-nah. Etymology: Popular form of Irina.

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Cyrillic: Дария. Pronunciation: DAH-ree-yah. Etymology: Old Russian form of Dar’ya.

Cyrillic: Дарья. Pronunciation: DAH-ryah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Dareios, meaning “wealthy” or “possessing a lot”. Diminutives: Dasha, Dashenka, Daryusha, Daryushka, Dara, Daryukha, Daryusha, Darena, Daryona, Darina, Darunya, Darekha, Daryokha, Daresha, Daryosha, Dashulya, Dashunya, Dashura, Dashuta, Dashukha, Danya, Darechka, Darik, Daresha, Daryosha, Dareshenka, Daryoshenka, Dareshka, Daryoshka, Darika, Darina, Darinka, Darinochka, Darinushka, Darka, Daronka, Darochka, Darunechka, Darunka, Darushka, Darenka, Daryukha, Daryushka, Dashechka, Danka, Dashik, Dashka, Dashok, Dashuk, Dashulenka, Dashulechka, Dashulka, Dashunechka, Dashunchik, Dashunyushka, Dashunka, Dashunya, Dashurka, Dashuronka, Dashurochka, Dashutka, Dashutonka, Dashutochka, Dashukha, Danechka, Danochka, Danyushka.

Cyrillic: Домна. Pronunciation: DOHM-nah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Latin Dominus, meaning “lord”. Diminutives: Doma, Domka, Domasha, Domashenka, Domakha, Masha, Dona, Donya, Donyasha, Domnushka, Domonka, Domochka, Domashechka, Domashka, Donechka, Donka, Donyushka, Donyashka, Donyashenka, Donyashechka.

Cyrillic: Домника. Pronunciation: dahm-NEE-kah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Latin Dominica, meaning “dominion”. Diminutives: Doma, Domka, Domasha, Domashenka, Domakha, Domnushka, Domonka, Domochka, Domashechka, Domashka.

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Cyrillic: Ефимия. Pronunciation: yeh-FEEM-ee-yah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Euphemos, meaning “devout” or “sacred”. Diminutives: Efima, Afima, Efimushka, Afimushka, Fima, Khima, Fifa, Fisha, Efa, Afa, Efimka, Afimka, Efimonka, Afimonka, Efimochka, Afimochka, Efka, Afka, Efonka, Afonka, Efochka, Afochka, Fimka, Fimochka, Fimulenka, Fimulechka, Fimulka, Fimulya, Fimushka, Fishenka, Fishechka, Fishka, Khimka, Khimochka, Khimushka.

Cyrillic: Ефросиния. Pronunciation: yef-rah-SEE-nyah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Euphrosyne, meaning “joy” or “mirth”. Diminutives: Aprosya, Aprosyushka, Apronya, Aprosenka, Aprosechka, Aproska, Efrosinyushka, Efronya, Efrosenka, Efrosechka, Efroska, Efrosyushka, Efrosya, Frosya, Frosyusha, Frosenka, Frosechka, Frosinka, Frosinyushka, Frosinya, Froska, Frosyushka, Frosyusha.

Cyrillic: Екатерина. Pronunciation: yeh-kat-tye-REE-nah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Katharios, meaning “pure”. Diminutives: Katya, Katyusha, Katerinka, Ekaterinka, Katyukha, Katyunya, Katunya, Katyura, Katyusya, Katyulya, Katyakha, Katyasha, Katena, Katyona, Rina, Katerinka, Ekaterinochka, Ekaterinushka, Katlya, Katek, Katyok, Katenka, Katyonka, Katenochka, Katyonochka, Katenushka, Katyonushka, Katenya, Katerinochka, Katerinushka, Katekha, Katyokha, Katechka, Katik, Katrenka, Katrya, Katunechka, Katunchik, Katunka, Katusha, Katushka, Katka, Katsha, Katyulenka, Katyulechka, Katyulka, Katyulya, Katyunechka, Katyunchik, Katyunik, Katyunka, Katyurka, Katyuronka, Katyurochka, Katyurushka, Katyusenka, Katyusechka, Katyusik, Katyuska, Katyushenka, Katyushechka, Katyushka, Katyashenka, Katyashka, Rinechka, Rinka, Rinochka, Rinusik, Rinushka, Rinyusha, Rinya.

Cyrillic: Елена. Pronunciation: yeh-LYEH-nah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Helenos, meaning “light”. Diminutives: Elenushka, Alonushka, Alena, Olena, Olona, Elenka, Lena, Lenusha, Lenusya, Lesya, Elenya, Elya, Ela, Elyusha, Elyusya, Lyusya, Alenka, Alonka, Alyonka, Alyona, Lona, Lyona, Lyosya, Lyolya, Lelya, Alekha, Alyokha, Alesha, Alosha, Alyosha, Elenechka, Alonechka, Elenochka, Alonochka, Elenyushka, Alonyushka, Alonya, Elekha, Elechka, Alochka, Elka, Alka, Elonka, Alonka, Elochka, Alochka, Elnya, Alnya, Elsha, Alsha, Elyusenka, Alyusenka, Elyusik, Alyusik, Alyuska, Elyuska, Alyusya, Alyusha, Elyushenka, Alyushenka, Elyushechka, Alyushechka, Elyushka, Alyushka, Leka, Lyoka, Lekochka, Lyokochka, Lyolenka, Lelenka, Lyolechka, Lelechka, Lyolik, Lelik, Lyolka, Lelka, Lelyushka, Lelyaka, Lenechka, Lyonechka, Lenik, Lyonik, Lenka, Lyonka, Lenok, Lenochka, Lenonka, Lyonochka, Lentik, Lentya, Lenusenka, Lenusechka, Lenusik, Lenulya, Lenusha, Lenushenka, Lenushechka, Lenushka, Lyonushka, Lenka, Lyonka.

Cyrillic: Елисавета. Pronunciation: yeh-lee-sah-VYEH-tah. Etymology: Old Russian form of Elizaveta.

Cyrillic: Елизавета. Pronunciation: yeh-lee-zah-VYEH-tah. Etymology: Russian form of Hebrew Eliseba, meaning “God is my oath”. Diminutives: Liza, Lizunya, Elizavetka, Veta, Lilya, Lizukha, Lizusha, Lizura, Lizuta, Lizavetka, Elechka, Elizavetushka, Lizishcha, Lizka, Lizok, Lizonka, Lizochka, Lizochek, Lizun, Lizunechka, Lizunchik, Lizunka, Lizurechka, Lizurka, Lizutka, Lizutochka, Lizushenka, Lizushechka, Lizushka, Vetka, Vetonka, Vetochka.

Cyrillic: Евдения. Pronunciation: yehv-DYEN-nee-yah. Etymology: Old Russian form of Evgeniya.

Cyrillic: Евдокия. Pronunciation: yehv-dah-KEE-yah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Eudokia, meaning “benevolence” or “kindness”. Diminutives: Dunya, Dunechka, Dushenka, Avdotka, Aldotka, Avdokia, Aldotka, Evdokyushka, Evdya, Evdonya, Donya, Dona, Donyakha, Donyasha, Evdosya, Dosya, Evdokha, Evdosha, Dosha, Evdunya, Dunyara, Dunyatka, Dunyakha, Dunyasha, Evdusha, Dusha, Avdotyushka, Aldotyushka, Avdonya, Aldonya, Avdokha, Aldokha, Avdosha, Aldosha, Avdulya, Aldulya, Avdusya, Aldusya, Dusya, Avdonechka, Aldonechka, Avdonka, Aldonka, Avdonyushka, Aldonyushka, Avdoshenka, Aldoshenka, Avdoshechka, Aldoshechka, Avdoshka, Aldoshka, Avdulenka, Aldulenka, Avdulechka, Aldulechka, Avdulka, Aldulka, Avdusenka, Aldusenka, Avdusechka, Aldusechka, Avduska, Alduska, Eva, Evdenka, Evdekha, Evdechka, Evdesha, Evdeshka, Evdokeika, Evdokeyushka, Evdonechka, Evdonka, Evdonyushka, Evdosenka, Evdosechka, Evdoska, Evdoshenka, Evdoshechka, Evdoshka, Evdunka, Evdusha, Evdushenka, Evdushechka, Evdushka, Donechka, Donka, Donyushka, Donyashenka, Donyashechka, Donyashka, Dosenka, Dosechka, Doska, Dosyushka, Doshenka, Doshechka, Doshka, Dunek, Dunyok, Dunekha, Dunyokha, Duncha, Dunka, Dunsha, Dunyushka, Dunyaka, Dunyarka, Dunyarochka, Dunyatka, Dunyatochka, Dunyatushka, Dunyashenka, Dunyashechka, Dunyashka, Dusenka, Dusechka, Dusik, Duska, Dushanka, Dushanya, Dushara, Dusharka, Dusharochka, Dushechka, Dushka, Dushonok, Dyunka, Dyunya.

Cyrillic: Евфимия. Pronunciation: yehv-FEEM-ee-yah. Etymology: Old Russian form of Efimiya.

Cyrillic: Евгения. Pronunciation: yehv-GYEN-nee-yah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Eugenes, meaning “well born”. Diminutives: Genya, Zhenya, Evgenyushka, Evgenya, Zhenyura, Zhenyusha, Evgesha, Eva, Enya, Ena, Enyuta, Enyukha, Enyusha, Enyakha, Enyasha, Evga, Evgena, Evgenechka, Evgenka, Evgenyushka, Evgenya, Evgekha, Evgesha, Evgeshenka, Evgeshechka, Evgeshka, Evdenka, Evdekha, Evdechka, Evdesha, Evdeshka, Evdya, Evka, Evonka, Evochka, Evushka, Enka, Enechka, Enik, Enochka, Enushka, Ensha, Enyutka, Enyutochka, Enyutushka, Enyashenka, Enyashechka, Enyashka, Genechka, Genka, Genochka, Genushka, Genyushka, Zheka, Zhenechka, Zhencha, Zhenka, Zhensha, Zhenyurka, Zhenyurochka, Zhenyurushka, Zhenyushenka, Zhenyushechka, Zhenyushka, Zhechka.

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Cyrillic: Федора. Pronunciation: fye-DOHR-a. Etymology: Popular form of Feodora.

Cyrillic: Федосия. Pronunciation: fye-DOH-see-yah. Etymology: Popular form of Feodosiya.

Cyrillic: Фекла. Pronunciation: FYEK-lah. Etymology: Old Russian form of Fyokla.

Cyrillic: Феодора. Pronunciation: fye-ah-DOHR-a. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Theodoros, meaning “gift of God”. Diminutives: Fenya, Fenushka, Fenechka, Fedorushka, Fedorka, Dora, Fedonka, Fyodorka, Fedorochka, Fenka, Fenochka, Feniushka, Feodorka, Feodorushka, Fesha, Feshenka, Feshechka, Feshka, Dorenka, Dorechka, Dorka, Doronka, Dorochka, Dorushka.

Cyrillic: Феодосия. Pronunciation: fye-ah-DOH-see-yah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Theodosius, meaning “God-giving”. Diminutives: Fenya, Fenechka, Fedosushka, Fedosa, Fedya, Feda, Fena, Dosya, Fedka, Fedoseika, Fedosenka, Fedosechka, Fedoseyushka, Fedoska, Fedosonka, Fedosochka, Fedosyushka, Fedoska, Fedosonka, Fedosochka, Fedosyushka, Fedochka, Fedyusha, Fedyushenka, Fedyushechka, Fedyushka, Fenka, Fenochka, Fenushka, Fenyushka, Fesha, Feshenka, Feshechka, Feshka, Dosenka, Dosechka, Doska, Dosyushka.

Cyrillic: Феврония. Pronunciation: fyev-ROHN-ee-yah. Etymology: Russian form of Latin Febronia, meaning “the fever of love”. Diminutives: Fevronechka, Fevronka, Fevronyushka, Fevronya, Feva, Fesha, Fevka, Fevonka, Fevochka, Fevronyushka, Feshenka, Feshechka, Feshka, Khavronyushka, Khavrokha, Khovrya, Khovra, Khorya, Khavra, Khavronechka, Khavronka, Khavronyushka, Khavronya, Khavrosha, Khavroshenka, Khavroshechka, Khavroshka.

Cyrillic: Фёкла. Pronunciation: FYOHK-lah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Theokleia, meaning “glory of God”. Diminutives: Feklusha, Feklushenka, Feklushka, Feklukha, Feklusha, Fekolka, Feklunya, Fenya, Fenyukha, Fenyusha, Feklunechka, Feklunka, Feklunyushka, Feklukha, Feklushechka, Feklushka, Fekolka.

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Cyrillic: Гликерия. Pronunciation: glee-KYEHR-ee-yah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Glykeria, meaning “sweet”. Diminutives: Lusha, Lukasha, Lushechka, Glikera, Kerya, Kera, Glika, Lika, Likasha, Glitya, Glikha, Glasha, Glanya, Glira, Glera, Lera, Lukeryushka, Lukerka, Lushanya, Lunya, Glanechka, Glanka, Glanyushka, Glashenka, Glashechka, Glashka, Glerka, Gleronka, Glerochka, Glerushka, Glirka, Glikera, Glikerka, Glikerochka, Glikerushka, Glikerya, Glikochka, Glikushka, Glirochka, Glirka, Glirushka, Glitenka, Glitechka, Glitka, Glusha, Glushenka, Glushechka, Glushka, Lukerka, Lukeryushka, Lunechka, Lunka, Lunyushka, Lushanechka, Lushanka, Lushanka.

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Cyrillic: Ирина. Pronunciation: ee-REE-nah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Eirene, meaning “peace”. Diminutives: Irinka, Arinka, Arisha, Arinushka, Rina, Irisha, Ira, Irunya, Irusya, Irusha, Irena, Rena, Ina, Inulya, Aryokha, Aryusha, Orina, Arinochka, Arishenka, Arishechka, Arishka, Aryukha, Aryusha, Aryushenka, Aryushechka, Aryushka, Irenka, Irenochka, Irinka, Irinok, Irinochek, Irinochka, Irinulenka, Irinulechka, Irinulka, Irinulya, Irinusenka, Irinusechka, Irinuska, Irinusya, Irinushka, Irisha, Irishenka, Irishechka, Irishka, Irishok, Irishonok, Irka, Irok, Ironka, Irochek, Irochka, Irunechka, Irunchik, Irunka, Irunyushka, Irusenka, Irusechka, Irusik, Iruska, Irushka, Irushenka, Irushechka, Orushka, Orka, Orya, Renechka, Renik, Renka, Renochka, Renushka, Renka, Renyushka, Rinechka, Rinka, Rinochka, Rinusik, Rinushka, Rinka, Rinyushka.

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Cyrillic: Катерина. Pronunciation: ka-tye-REE-nah. Etymology: Popular form of Ekaterina.

Cyrillic: Харитина. Pronunciation: kha-ree-TEE-nah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Chariton, meaning “grace” or “kindness”. Diminutives: Kharenka, Kharechka, Kharitechka, Kharitinka, Kharitya, Khorya, Tina, Kharitinochka, Kharitinushka, Kharitushka, Kharitka, Kharka, Kharya, Khorenka, Khorechka, Khorka, Tinka, Tinochka.

Cyrillic: Хаврония. Pronunciation: khahv-ROHN-ee-yah. Etymology: Old Russian form of Fevroniya.

Cyrillic: Христина. Pronunciation: khree-STEE-nah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Christos, meaning “Christ”. Diminutives: Kristya, Kristinya, Khristyusha, Khristinushka, Khristonechka, Khristinya, Khristinka, Khristya, Khristyukha, Khristonya, Khristena, Khristenya, Khristosha, Khrisya, Stina, Tina, Kristinka, Krestya, Krestenka, Krestechka, Kristenka, Kristechka, Kristinochka, Kristinushka, Khrestenka, Khrestechka, Khrestka, Khrestya, Khrisenka, Khrisechka, Khristenka, Khristenya, Khristechka, Khristinochka, Khristonka, Khristonyushka, Khristosha, Khristyusha, Khristyukha, Stinka, Stinochka, Tinka, Tinochka.

Cyrillic: Клавдия. Pronunciation: KLAHV-dee-yah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Latin Claudus, meaning “lame”. Diminutives: Kladya, Klavdyusha, Klavdyushka, Klavdya, Klavdyukha, Klavdyunya, Klava, Klavunya, Klanya, Klakha, Klasha, Klasya, Ava, Klavdeika, Klavdenka, Klavdechka, Klavdeyushka, Klavdik, Klavdyunechka, Klavdyunchik, Klavdyunka, Klavdyushka, Klavdyushenka, Klavdyushechka, Klavik, Klavka, Klavonka, Klavochka, Klavunechka, Klavunchik, Klavunka, Klavunsya, Klavchik, Kladka, Kladya, Klanechka, Klanka, Klanyushka, Klasenka, Klasechka, Klaska, Klashka, Klashenka, Klashechka.

Cyrillic: Кристина. Pronunciation: kree-STEE-nah. Etymology: Popular form of Khristina.

Cyrillic: Ксения. Pronunciation: KSYEN-nyah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Xenia, meaning “hospitality” or Xenios, meaning “foreign”. Diminutives: Aksyuta, Aksyushenka, Ksenya, Ksena, Ksenyusha, Senya, Senyura, Ksesha, Ksyunya, Syunya, Ksyura, Ksyuta, Ksyusha, Aksinyushka, Aksya, Aksyunya, Aksyukha, Aksyusha, Asya, Aksanka, Aksenka, Aksyonka, Aksinyushka, Aksyunechka, Aksyunka, Aksyutka, Aksyutochka, Aksyutushka, Aksyushechka, Aksyushka, Ksana, Ksanka, Ksanochka, Ksanushka, Ksansha, Ksanya, Ksenek, Ksenyok, Ksenechka, Ksenik, Ksenka, Ksenochka, Ksenushka, Ksenitsa, Ksensha, Ksenyusha, Ksenyushka, Ksyosha, Kseshenka, Ksyoshenka, Kseshka, Ksyunechka, Ksyunka, Ksyurka, Ksyuronka, Ksyurochka, Ksyutka, Ksyutonka, Ksyutochka, Ksyutushka, Ksyushenka, Ksyushechka, Ksyushka, Senechka, Senka, Senyurka, Senyuronka, Senyurochka, Senyurushka, Senyukha, Senyusha, Senyushenka, Senyushechka, Senyushka.

Cyrillic: Кулина. Pronunciation: koo-LEE-nah. Etymology: Popular form of Akilina.

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Cyrillic: Лариса. Pronunciation: lah-REE-sah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Larisa, an ancient city in Thessaly or Laris, meaning “seagull”. Diminutives: Lara, Larya, Larusya, Larusenka, Larusechka, Lariska, Larunya, Larulya, Lora, Larek, Laryok, Larenok, Laryonok, Larenka, Larechka, Larik, Larina, Larka, Laronka, Larochka, Larulka, Larulya, Larunechka, Larunchik, Larunka, Laruska, Larushka, Larka, Laryukha, Laryusha, Laryushenka, Laryushka.

Cyrillic: Лидия. Pronunciation: LEE-dee-yah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Lydia, an ancient city in Asia Minor. Diminutives: Lida, Lidonya, Linya, Lina, Lidulya, Lilya, Lidunya, Lidusya, Lidukha, Lidusha, Lika, Lideika, Lidenka, Lidechka, Lideya, Lidik, Liditsa, Lidisha, Lidishka, Lidka, Lidok, Lidonechka, Lidonka, Lidonya, Lidochka, Lidulenka, Lidulechka, Lidulka, Lidunechka, Lidunchik, Lidunka, Lidusenka, Lidusechka, Lidusik, Liduska, Liduska, Lidushenka, Lidushechka, Lidushka, Lidcha, Lidsha, Lidikochka, Likusha, Lilenka, Lilka, Linka, Linochka, Linushka, Linchik, Linyushka.

Cyrillic: Лизавета. Pronunciation: lee-zah-VYEH-tah. Etymology: Popular form of Elizaveta.

Cyrillic: Лукерья. Pronunciation: loo-KYEHR-yah. Etymology: Popular form of Glikeriya.

Cyrillic: Любовь. Pronunciation: lyoo-BOHV. Etymology: Russian name meaning “love”. Diminutives: Lyuba, Lyubava, Lyubanya, Lyubanechka, Lyuban’ka, Lyubanyushka, Lyubakha, Lyubasha, Lyubashen’ka, Lyubashechka, Lyubashka, Lyubka, Lyubon’ka, Lyubochka, Lyubusya, Lyubusen’ka, Lyubusechka, Lyubusik, Lyubus’ka, Lyubushenk’ka, Lyubushechka, Lyubushka, Lyubchik, Lyubsha, Lyusen’ka, Lyusechka, Lyusik, Lyus’ka, Lyusya, Busya, Busen’ka, Busechka, Bus’ka, Lyubusha.

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Cyrillic: Малания. Pronunciation: mah-LAHN-ee-yah. Etymology: Popular form of Melaniya.

Cyrillic: Марфа. Pronunciation: MAHR-fah. Etymology: Russian form of Aramaic Marta, meaning “lady” or “mistress”. Diminutives: Marfunya, Marfuta, Marfushka, Marfushenka, Marfonka, Marfenka, Marfukha, Marfusha, Marfenya, Mara, Marusha, Marfenechka, Marfenka, Marfonka, Marfonchka, Marfunechka, Marfunchik, Marfunka, Marfunyushka, Marfutka, Marfutonka, Marfutochka, Marfutushka, Marfushechka, Markhunechka, Markhunka, Markhunya, Markhuta, Markhutka, Markhutonka, Markhutochka, Markhusha, Markhushenka, Markhushechka, Markhushka, Marsha, Marka, Marya, Maryushka, Maronka, Marochka, Marukha, Marusha, Marushenka, Marushechka, Marushka.

Cyrillic: Марина. Pronunciation: mah-REE-nah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Latin Marinus, meaning “of the sea”. Diminutives: Marisha, Marishenka, Marinushka, Marinka, Marisya, Marya, Mara, Marusya, Musya, Ina, Marenka, Marechka, Marimyanka, Marimyanochka, Marimyanushka, Marinechka, Marinochka, Marinusha, Marinushechka, Marinushka, Marinsha, Marisenka, Marisechka, Mariska, Marishka, Marishechka, Marishka, Marka, Maronka, Marochka, Marukha, Marusenka, Marusechka, Marusik, Maruska, Marusha, Marushenka, Marushechka, Marushka, Maryasenka, Maryasechka, Maryaska, Maryasya, Maryakha, Maryasha, Maryashenka, Maryashechka, Maryashka, Musenka, Musechka, Musik, Masha, Muska.

Cyrillic: Мария. Pronunciation: MAHR-ee-yah. Etymology: Russian form of Hebrew Miriam, meaning “beloved”. Diminutives: Masha, Mashenka, Manya, Marisha, Mariika, Marya, Mara, Maryunya, Marunya, Marulya, Mulya, Marusya, Musya, Masya, Masyata, Maryuta, Maryukha, Marukha, Maryusha, Marusha, Musha, Manyunya, Manyura, Manyusya, Manyuta, Manyukha, Manyusha, Manyatka, Maka, Manyasha, Mashanya, Mashonya, Mashuka, Mashunya, Munya, Mashura, Mura, Shura, Mashara, Mashuta, Muta, Mashukha, Morya, Maryushka, Maryasha, Mareika, Marek, Maryok, Marenka, Marekha, Marechka, Mareyushka, Mariechka, Marisenka, Marisechka, Mariska, Marisya, Marichka, Marishenka, Marishechka, Marishka, Marka, Maronka, Marochka, Maruk, Maruka, Marulenka, Marulechka, Marulka, Marunechka, Marunka, Marusenka, Marusechka, Marusik, Maruska, Marushenka, Marushechka, Marushka, Marsha, Maryushka, Maryasenka, Maryasechka, Maryaska, Maryasya, Maryakha, Maryasha, Maryashenka, Maryashechka, Maryashka, Maryunechka, Maryunka, Maryutka, Maryutonka, Maryutochka, Masenka, Masechka, Masyata, Masyatka, Mashaka, Mashanechka, Mashanka, Mashanya, Mashara, Mashatka, Mashatochka, Mashechka, Mashka, Mashok, Mashonechka, Mashonka, Mashonya, Mashunechka, Mashunchik, Mashunka, Mashunya, Mashura, Mashurik, Mashurka, Mashuronka, Mashurochka, Mashuta, Mashutka, Mashutonka, Mashutochka, Mashukha, Mayan, Manek, Manenka, Manechka, Manik, Manitsa, Manka, Mansha, Manyunenka, Manyunechka, Manyunchik, Manyunka, Manyunya, Manyura, Manyurka, Manyuronka, Manyurochka, Manyusenka, Manyusechka, Manyuska, Manyusya, Manyuta, Manyutka, Manyutonka, Manyutochka, Manyusha, Manyushenka, Manyushechka, Manyushka, Manyaka, Manyatka, Manyatonka, Manyatovchka, Manyachka, Manyasha, Manyashenka, Manyashechka, Manyashka.

Cyrillic: Матрона. Pronunciation: mah-TROH-nah. Etymology: Russian form of Latin Matrona, meaning “lady” or “respectable, noble woman”. Diminutives: Matryusha, Matrya, Motya, Matreshenka, Matronka, Matusya, Matrosha, Rona, Matrenka, Matyonka, Matrekha, Matryokha, Matresha, Matryosha, Matryukha, Matryakha, Matryasha, Marya, Matya, Matyolya, Matulya, Matyusya, Musya, Tusya, Matyukha, Matyusha, Tyusha, Matyasha, Motrya, Monya, Matolya, Matrenochka, Matronka, Matryonochka, Matrenushka, Matryonushka, Matrechka, Matryoshenka, Matreshechka, Matryoshechka, Matka, Matreshka, Matryoshka, Matronochka, Matronushka, Matroshenka, Matroshechka, Matryushenka, Matryushechka, Matryushka, Matryashenka, Matryashechka, Matryashka, Matulenka, Matulechka, Matulka, Matusechka, Matuska, Matyulenka, Matyulka, Matyulechka, Matyulya, Matyusechka, Matyuska, Matyushenka, Matyushechka, Matyushka, Matyashka,Matyashechka, Motik, Matyashenka, Matyakha, Monechka, Monka, Monochka, Monushka, Monka, Monyuka, Mona, Motenka, Motechka, Motka, Motrenka, Motrechka, Motsha, Motyushka, Moshenka, Moshka, Musenka, Musechka, Musik, Muska, Ronechka, Ronka, Ronochka, Ronushka, Ronyusha, Ronyushka, Ronya, Tusenka, Tusechka, Tuska, Tusik, Tyushenka, Tyushechka, Tyushka.

Cyrillic: Матрёна. Pronunciation: mah-TRYO-nah. Etymology: Popular form of Matrona.

Cyrillic: Мавра. Pronunciation: MAH-vrah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Mauros, meaning “Moor”. Diminutives: Mavrunya, Mavrusha, Mavrushka, Mavruta, Mava, Mavka, Mavonka, Mavrenka, Mavrida, Mavronka, Mavrochka, Mavrunechka, Mavrunka, Mavrutka, Mavrutonka, Mavrutochka, Mavrushenka, Mavrushechka, Mavrushka.

Cyrillic: Мелания. Pronunciation: mye-LAHN-ee-yah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Melaina, meaning “black” or “dark”. Diminutives: Malasha, Malashechka, Malashka, Melanyushka, Melanya, Melana, Lanya, Lana, Melasha, Milya, Molya, Malanyushka, Malanya, Malana, Malakha, Malya, Malanechka, Malanka, Malanochka, Malanyushka, Malashenka, Malenka, Malechka, Malka, Malyushka, Malinka, Malinochka, Malinushka, Melanechka, Melanka, Melanochka, Melanushka, Melanka, Melanyushka, Melashka, Melashenka, Melashechka, Melechka, Melka, Lanechka, Lanka, Lanochka, Lanushka.

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Cyrillic: Надежда. Pronunciation: nah-DYEZH-dah. Etymology: Russian name meaning “hope”. Diminutives: Nadya, Nadyushka, Nadeya, Nadena, Nadyona, Nadekha, Nadyokha, Nadyunya, Nadyura, Nadyusya, Nadisha, Nadezhdushka, Nadezhenka, Nadyozhenka, Nadezhka, Nadyozhka, Nadeika, Nadek, Nadyok, Nadenka, Nadyonka, Nadenochka, Nadyonochka, Nadenushka, Nadyonushka, Nadechka, Nadik, Nadina, Nadinka, Nadinochka, Nadinushka, Nadishenka, Nadishechka, Nadishka, Nadka, Nadsha, Nadyunechka, Nadyunka, Nadyurka, Nadyuronka, Nadyurochka, Nadyusenka, Nadyusechka, Nadyusik, Nadyuska, Nadyukha, Nadyusha, Nadyushenka, Nadyushechka, Nadyushka, Nadyushok, Nadyushonok.

Cyrillic: Настасия. Pronunciation: nas-TAH-sya. Etymology: Popular form of Anastasiya.

Cyrillic: Наталия. Pronunciation: nah-TAL-yah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Latin Natalis, meaning “natal” or “native”. Diminutives: Natasha, Tasha, Natalyushka, Nasha, Nata, Natala, Natanya, Natakha, Natulya, Natunya, Natusya, Tusya, Nalya, Nala, Tata, Tatusya, Natalenka, Natalechka, Natalka, Natalonka, Natalochka, Natalushka, Natalka, Natalyushka, Natanechka, Natanka, Natanyushka, Natashenka, Natashechka, Natashka, Natashonka, Natashonok, Natik, Natka, Natonka, Natochka, Natulenka, Natulechka, Natulik, Natulka, Natulchik, Natusenka, Natusechka, Natusik, Natuska, Natushka, Natusha, Nalenka, Nalechka, Nalka, Nalonka, Nalochka, Nalushka, Nalchik, Talya, Tala, Talik, Talyusha, Talena, Talyona, Talenka, Talechka, Talonka, Talochka, Talusha, Talushka, Talka, Talyusenka, Talyushka, Tatusenka, Talyushenka, Talyushechka, Tatusechka, Tatusik, Tatuska, Tatusya, Tatushka, Tatya, Tashenka, Tashechka, Tashka, Tashok.

Cyrillic: Нина. Pronunciation: NEE-nah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Ninos, derived from the name of the Babylonian goddess of fertility and the watery deep, meaning “enclosure of fish”. Diminutives: Ninochka, Ninka, Ninaka, Ninoka, Ninanya, Ninonya, Ninona, Ninokha, Ninosha, Ninulya, Ninunya, Nunya, Ninura, Ninyura, Ninusya, Nusya, Ninukha, Ninusha, Nika, Nita, Ninonka, Ninonushka, Ninochik, Ninosha, Ninoshenka, Ninoshechka, Ninoshka, Ninulenka, Ninulechka, Ninulik, Ninulka, Ninulchik, Ninunechka, Ninunka, Ninurik, Ninurka, Ninuronka, Ninurochka, Ninusenka, Ninusechka, Ninusik, Ninuska, Ninushenka, Ninushechka, Ninushka, Ninsha, Ninyurochka, Nitka, Nitochka, Nicha, Nichka, Nisha.

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Cyrillic: Ольга. Pronunciation: OHL-gah. Etymology: Russian form of Scandinavian Helga, meaning “holy” or “blessed”. Diminutives: Olya, Olyusha, Olgunya, Olgusya, Olgukha, Olgusha, Olyulya, Lyulya, Olyunya, Lyunya, Olyusya, Lyusya, Olyukha, Olyasha, Olyanya, Olena, Olyona, Lena, Lyona, Lenya, Lyonya, Lelya, Lyolya, Lyalya, Olenka, Olyonka, Olenochka, Olyonochka, Olesya, Olechka, Oleshek, Oleshka, Olyoshka, Olik, Olgun, Olgunechka, Olgunchik, Olgunka, Olgusenka, Olgusechka, Olgusha, Olgushenka, Olgushechka, Olgushka, Olka, Olyulenka, Olyulechka, Olyulka, Olyusenka, Olyusechka, Olyusik, Olyuska, Olyushka, Olyushenka, Olyushechka, Olyanechka, Olyanka, Olyashka, Olyashenka, Olyashechka, Lenik, Lyonik, Lyulenka, Lyulechka, Lyulik, Lyulka, Lyunenka, Lyunechka, Lyunka, Lyusenka, Lyusechka, Lyusik, Lyuska, Lyalenka, Lyalechka, Lyalik, Lenka, Lyonka.

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Cyrillic: Парасковья. Pronunciation: pah-rahs-KOHV-yah. Etymology: Popular form of Praskov’ya.

Cyrillic: Пелагея. Pronunciation: pee-lah-GYEH-yah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Pelagios, meaning “of the sea”. Diminutives: Polya, Polyusha, Polina, Pelahea, Pelageika, Pelaga, Pelagia, Pelagusha, Polyusya, Lusya, Polyukha, Palageika, Palaga, Palanya, Palasha, Palageyushka, Palanechka, Palanka, Palanyushka, Palashka, Palashenka, Palashechka, Pelageichik, Palageyushka, Pelasha, Pelashenka, Pelashechka, Pelashka, Polenka, Polechka, Polka, Polyusenka, Polyusechka, Polyuska, Polyushka, Polyakha, Polyachok, Polyasha, Polyashenka, Polyashka, Palahia, Pelaha, Palaha.

Cyrillic: Прасковья. Pronunciation: prahs-KOHV-yah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Paraskeue, meaning “preparation”. Diminutives: Paranya, Paranyushka, Paraskeva, Praskovea, Praskovyushka, Praskunya, Kunya, Praskuta, Prosya, Prosa, Pronya, Paraskovyushka, Panya, Pana, Panyusha, Parasya, Parasa, Parakha, Parasha, Pasha, Para, Parunya, Punya, Parukha, Parusha, Pora, Paranechka, Paranka, Parasenka, Parasechka, Paraska, Paraskovyushka, Parasonka, Parasochka, Paraska, Parashenka, Parashechka, Parashka, Parunechka, Parunka, Parunsha, Parunyushka, Parukha, Parushka, Parusha, Parushenka, Parushechka, Panechka, Panka, Panochka, Panushka, Panyusha, Panyushka, Pashenka, Pashechka, Pashenya, Pashka, Pashunechka, Pashunchik, Pashunka, Pashunya, Praskoveyushka, Praskunechka, Praskunka, Praskutka, Praskutonka, Praskutochka, Pronka, Pronsha, Pronyushka, Prosenka, Prosechka, Proska, Punechka, Punka.

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Cyrillic: Серафима. Pronunciation: sye-rah-FEE-mah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Latin Seraphinus, which was Hebrew in origin, meaning “fiery ones”. Diminutives: Serafimka, Sima, Simulya, Simunya, Simura, Syura, Simukha, Simusha, Sera, Fima, Ima, Fina, Simik, Simka, Simok, Simonechka, Simonka, Simonya, Simora, Simorka, Simorochka, Simochka, Simulenka, Simulechka, Simulka, Simunechka, Simunka, Simurka, Simurochka, Simushenka, Simushechka, Simchik, Simsha, Fimka, Fimochka, Fimulenka, Fimulechka, Fimulka, Fimulya, Fimushka, Finka, Finochka, Finushka.

Cyrillic: Софья. Pronunciation: SOH-fyah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Sophia, meaning “wisdom”. Diminutives: Sonya, Sonyusha, Sonechka, Sofa, Sona, Sonyusha, Soneta, Sonetka, Sonik, Sonka, Sonushka, Sonusha, Sonchik, Sonyushka, Sonyushenka, Sonyushechka, Sofik, Sofyushka, Sofonka, Sofochka, Sofushka, Sofusha, Sofyushka.

Cyrillic: Соломонида. Pronunciation: sah-lah-mah-NEE-dah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Hebrew Selomo, meaning “peaceful”. Diminutives: Solechka, Solomeika, Solomeyushka, Solomonidka, Solomonidushka, Solonechka, Solon’ka, Solonyushka, Solonya, Solokha, Solosha, Soloshen’ka, Soloshechka, Soloshka, Solushka, Sol’ka, Solyushka, Solya, Soma, Somka, Sonechka, Son’ka, Sonya, Ida, Idka, Idon’ka, Idochka, Idunchik, Idusen’ka, Idusechka, Idus’ka, Idusya, Idushka.

Cyrillic: Стефанида. Pronunciation: stee-fahn-NEE-dah. Etymology: Old Russian form of Stepanida.

Cyrillic: Степанида. Pronunciation: stye-pahn-NEE-dah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Stephanos, meaning “wreath” or “garland”. Diminutives: Stenya, Stenyusha, Stenechka, Stepanya, Stepanidka, Stefanidka, Stepa, Styopa, Stekha, Stesha, Tesha, Pana, Stenik, Stenchik, Stenka, Stensha, Stenyusha, Stenyushenka, Stenyushechka, Stenyushka, Stepka, Styopka, Stepok, Steponka, Styoponka, Stepokha, Stepochka, Styopochka, Stefanidochka, Stefanidushka, Stefanka, Stefanushka, Stefka, Stefonka, Stefochka, Stefushka, Steshenka, Steshechka, Steshka, Steshok, Teshenka, Teshechka, Teshka, Tyoshka, Tyosha, Tyoshenka, Tyoshechka, Panechka, Panka, Panochka, Panushka, Panyushka, Panya.

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Cyrillic: Тамара. Pronunciation: tah-MAH-rah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Hebrew Tamar, meaning “palm tree”. Diminutives: Tamarochka, Tamarushka, Tamarka, Tama, Tamusya, Toma, Tomulya, Tomunya, Tomusya, Musya, Tata, Tatusya, Tusya, Mara, Tamaronka, Tamka, Tamochka, Tamusenka, Tamusechka, Tamusik, Tamuska, Tamushka, Tomik, Tomka, Tomonka, Tomochka, Tomulenka, Tomulechka, Tomulik, Tomulka, Tomunek, Tomunyok, Tomunechka, Tomunka, Tomusenka, Tomusechka, Tomusik, Tomuska, Tomukha, Tomushka, Tomcha, Tomchik, Tomsha, Tusenka, Tusechka, Tusik, Tuska, Marik, Marka, Maronka, Marochka, Musenka, Musechka, Musik, Muska.

Cyrillic: Татьяна. Pronunciation: tah-TYA-nah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Latin Tatius, meaning “to define” or “to establish”. Diminutives: Tanya, Tanyusha, Tasha, Tatyanka, Tanyukha, Tanyura, Tanyusya, Tanyuta, Tata, Tatulya, Tatunya, Tatusya, Tusya, Tanek, Tanyok, Tanenka, Tanyonka, Tanechek, Tanyochek, Tanik, Tanochka, Tancha, Tansha, Tanyurka, Tanyuronka, Tanyurochka, Tanyurushka, Tanyusenka, Tanyusechka, Tanyuska, Tanyutka, Tanyutochka, Tanyutushka, Tanyushenka, Tanyushechka, Tanyushka, Tanyatka, Tasenka, Tasechka, Tasik, Taska, Tasyuta, Tasyutka, Tasyutochka, Tasyutushka, Tasya, Tatka, Tatonka, Tatochka, Tatulenka, Tatulechka, Tatulka, Tatunechka, Tatunka, Tatusenka, Tatusechka, Tatusik, Tatuska, Tatushka, Tatyanka, Tatyanochka, Tatyanushka, Tatyanchik, Tatya, Takha, Takhochka, Takhushka, Takhusya, Tashenka, Tashechka, Tashka, Tayuka, Tusenka, Tusechka, Tusik, Tuska.

Cyrillic: Трифена. Pronunciation: tree-FYEN-ah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Tryphe, meaning “luxury” or “magnificence”. Diminutives: Fena, Fenechka, Fenka, Fenochka, Fenushka, Fen’ka, Fenyukha, Fenyusha, Fenyushka, Fenya.

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Cyrillic: Ульяна. Pronunciation: ool-YAH-nah. Etymology: Popular form of Yuliana.

Cyrillic: Устина. Pronunciation: oos-TEE-nee-yah. Etymology: Popular form of Yustina.

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Cyrillic: Варвара. Pronunciation: vahr-VAH-rah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Barbaros, meaning “foreigner”. Diminutives: Vara, Varyusya, Varyusha, Varvarka, Varya, Varyunya, Varyuta, Varyukha, Varvarik, Varvarka, Varvarochka, Varvarushka, Varenka, Varets, Varechka, Varka, Varonka, Varochka, Varsha, Varyuga, Varyunechka, Varyunka, Varyusenka, Varyusechka, Varyuska, Varyutka, Varyutochka, Varyutushka, Varyushenka, Varyushechka, Varyushka, Ara, Arya, Vava, Vavka, Vavonka, Vavochka, Vavusik, Vavuska, Vavusya.

Cyrillic: Василиса. Pronunciation: vah-see-LEE-sah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Greek Basileus, meaning “king”. Diminutives: Vasyunya, Vasilushka, Vasiliska, Vasilka, Vasya, Vasa, Vasena, Vasyona, Vasenya, Syunya, Vasyura, Vasyuta, Syuta, Vasyukha, Vasyusha, Vasyanya, Vasyata, Vasenechka, Vasenka, Vasyonka, Vasenochka, Vasyonochka, Vasenushka, Vasyonushka, Vasyonya, Vasechka, Vasik, Vasilek, Vasilyok, Vasilya, Vasichka, Vaska, Vasonka, Vasochka, Vasyunechka, Vasyunchik, Vasyunka, Vasyunsha, Vasyurka, Vasyuronka, Vasyurochka, Vasyutka, Vasyutochka, Vasyutushka, Vasyushenka, Vasyushka, Vasyana, Vasyanechka, Vasyanka, Syunechka, Syunka, Syutka, Syutochka, Syutushka.

Cyrillic: Вера. Pronunciation: VYE-rah. Etymology: Russian name meaning “faith”. Diminutives: Verusha, Verushenka, Verushechka, Verka, Veranya, Verakha, Verasha, Verulya, Verunya, Verusya, Rusya, Verukha, Veranechka, Veranka, Verashka, Verashenka, Verashechka, Verenka, Verik, Verina, Verishka, Verok, Verochka, Verulenka, Verulechka, Verulka, Verunechka, Verunok, Verunchik, Verunka, Verunsha, Verunyushka, verusenka, Verusechka, Verusik, Veruska, Verutka, Verushka, Vercha, Verchik, Versha, Veryusya, Verya, Ruska, Rusenka, Rusechka, Rusik.

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Cyrillic: Юлиана. Pronunciation: yoo-lee-AHN-ah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Latin Julianus, derived from Julius, a Roman family name of unknown origin. Diminutives: Ulya, Ulyasha, Yuliania, Yulianka, Liana, Yulya, Anya, Anyusha, Ulyanka, Ulyakha, Lyana, Yana, Yulenka, Yulechka, Yulianochka, Yulianushka, Yulka, Yulyusha, Ulisha, Ulka, Ulyanushka, Ulyashenka, Ulyashechka, Ulyushka, Lyanka, Lianka, Lianochka, Lyanochka, Lianushka, Lyanushka.

Cyrillic: Юстина. Pronunciation: yoo-STEE-nah. Etymology: Russian feminine form of Latin Justinus, derived from Justus, meaning “just”. Diminutives: Yustinka, Yustya, Yusta, Yusten’ka, Yustechka, Yustinka, Yustinochka, Yustinushka, Yuston’ka, Yustochka, Yustushka, Yustyushka, Tina, Ustinka, Ustinochka, Ustinushka, Ustin’itsa, Ustin’ka, Ust’ka, Ustyunechka, Ustyun’ka, Ustyunya, Ustyukha, Ustyusha, Ustyushen’ka, Ustyushechka, Ustyushka, Utya, Ustya, Ustyunya, Ustyukha, Ustyusha, Ustin’yushka, Ustinya.

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Cyrillic: Зиновия. Pronunciation: zee-NOH-vee-ah. Etymology: Russian form of Greek Zeenobea, meaning “life of Zeus”. Diminutives: Zina, Zinya, Zinakha, Zinasha, Zinukha, Zinusha, Zinulya, Zinusya, Zena, Zenek, Zenyok, Zenechka, Zenik, Zenka, Zenochka, Zenusha, Zenushka, Zensha, Zenyusha, Zenyushka, Zenya, Zinashenka, Zinashka, Zinek, Zinyok, Zinechka, Zinka, Zinoveika, Zinoveyushka, Zinok, Zinochek, Zinochka, Zinulenka, Zinulechka, Zinulka, Zinulchik, Zinura, Zinusenka, Zinusechka, Zinusik, Zinuska, Zinushenka, Zinushechka, Zinushka, Zinchik, Zinsha, Zinyushka.


This glossary contains an exhaustive list of Russian feminine names used by Doukhobor women in 19th century Russia and 20th century Canada. It is based on an extensive review of historical records from the Russian State Archive of Early Acts, Russian State Historic Archive, Odessa State Archives, State Archives of the Georgian Republic, State Archives of Azerbaijan, National Archive of Armenia, Library and Archives Canada and Saskatchewan Archives Board and other sources. It is intended to assist genealogists and historians in learning about all aspects of Russian feminine names used historically by the Doukhobors

Researchers should be aware of Russian feminine names that look and sound similar, but are separate and distinct. These include: Anna ~ Anisiya ~ Anastasiya, Alona ~ Arina, Evdokiya ~ Evdeniya, Fedosiya ~ Feodora, Marfa ~ MavraMariya ~ Marina, Nastasiya ~ Nataliya, Vera ~ Varvara, etc.


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  • Lawson, Edwin D. & Natan Nevo, “Russian GIven Names: Their Pronunciation, Meaning, and Frequency” in Names 53: 1 & 2 (The American Name Society: March & June 2005): 49-77.

  • Petrovskii, N.A., Slovar Russkikh Lichnikh Imen (Moscow, 1968);

  • Unbegaun, B.O., Russian Surnames (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972).