Popular Russian Baby Boy Names With Meanings

Are you searching for the best Russian baby name for your boy? From Adrian to Viktor, here we’ve collected the most famous Russian boy names with meanings. Whether you want a classic or unique one, check out the following list to get some inspiration.

Trendy Russian Boy Names

Alexei

Meaning “defender of mankind” in Greek, this variation of Alexander manages to be both sweet and strong - two characteristics many parents want the most in their little boy.

Adrian

This is a popular name not only in Russia but around the globe. It has a Latin origin meaning “man of Adria” and was named several saints and popes. By the way, doesn’t “baby Adri” sound cute as a nickname?

Dima

Not at all common, but still easily pronounceable. This cool Russian boy name could be the one for your little prince. It’s a short form of Dimitri, which is next on our list.

Dimitri

Are you wild about nature and hoping your little one follows suit? Consider this name with the meaning of “goddess of the harvest,” a version of Demetrius.

Igor

Pronounced like “ee-gor,” this mighty boy name has a Russian origin meaning, warrior.

Classic Russian Baby Names For Boys

Leonid

This baby boy name has Russian roots, meaning “lion.” And Leo would be the perfect nickname.

Maxim

It’s familiar-sounding but still unique. This Russian baby boy name is a short form of Maximilian, which means “great” in the Latin tradition, or Maxime, which means “most excellent” in French.

Michail

Here comes a total mind-bender: a common name with an uncommon nickname. Michail is a variation of Michael, meaning “who is like God?” in the Hebrew tradition. You could go with Mich or Micha for short.

Nicholai

Though similar to Nicholas, this Russian baby name is much more unique. It’s Greek for “victorious people.”

Oleg

Most boy names that start with “O” are so bold and original, and this one is no exception. It means “holy.”

Best Russian Baby Boy Names

Olezka

Another “O” Russian baby name, just as gallant as the first. This one means “saint.”

Pavel

Guess which classic name this one is a form of? It’s Paul, which means “small” in the Latin tradition. Pabel is yet another version that could work as well.

Sacha

This moniker sounds quite friendly and approachable, but it has a robust French origin meaning, “defending warrior.” The name is relatively well-known, thanks to actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

Timofey

Russian variation of Timothy, which means “honoring God” in the Greek tradition. But it’s a fun and unique variation. Plus, you can call your boy “Tim” for short.

Viktor

This name is the Russian variation of the more common “Victor,” which means “conqueror” in Latin traditions.

Baby Names A-Z

Want to give your little boy or girl a good name that starts with a specific letter? Browse our lists of baby names A-Z for inspiration.

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