50 most popular Russian names for girls

When we first meet someone, this is the first question that we often hear.

“Как вас зовут?”

(Kak vas zovut?)

“What is your name?”

Name is very important and becomes self-identity. If we didn’t have names, it will be difficult to call each other, right? As we know, different countries have different kinds of names. For Russians, they have three names. The first name is a given name from their parents, the second name is a patronym, and the last name is a family name. Like any other country, Russia also has popular names for girls and boys. First, let’s see 50 most popular Russian names for girls below:

50 most popular Russian names for girls

Russian FormPronounciationNon Russian Form
АлександраAh-leek-sahn-draAlexandra
АлисаAh-lee-saAlisa
АлёнаAh-lyo-naAlyona
АнастасияAh-nahs-ta-see-aAnastasiya
АннаAhn-naAnna
ВераVyeh-raVera
ВероникаVyeh-ra-nee-kaVeronika
ВалерияVah-lyeh-ree-yaValeriya
ВалентинаVah-leen-tee-naValentina
ВарвараVahr-vahr-aVarvara
ВикторияVeek-to-ree-iaViktoriya 
ДафнаDahfnaDafna
ДианаDee-ahnaDiana
ДоминикаDa-mee-nee-kaDominika
ЕкатеринаYeh-ka-tye-ree-naYekaterina
ЕленаYeh-lye-naYelena
ЕвгенияYehv-gyen-eeyaYevgeniya
ЕваYeh-vaYeva
ЗояZoy-aZoya
ИринаEe-ree-naIrina
КлараKla-raKlara
КсенияKsyeh-nee-yaKseniya
КристинаKree-stee-naKristina
ЛидияLee-dee-yaLidiya
ЛолитаLa-lee-taLolita
Любовьloo-bovLyubov
Людмилаlood-mee-laLyudmila
Маргаритаmah-gah-ree-taMargarita
Марта Mahr-ta Marta
Марина Mah-ree-na Marina
МарияMah-ree-yaMariya
НадеждаNah-dye-zhdaNadezhda
НатальяNa-tah-liaNatalya
ОксанаOk-sah-naOksana
ОльгаOl-gaOlga
ПолинаPah-lee-naPolina
РадаRa-dahRada
РегинаRyeh-gee-naRegina
СветланаSvyet-la-naSvetlana
СофьяSo-fiaSofya
ТатьянаTat-ya-naTatyana 
Таисияtah-ee-see-yaTaisiya 
УльянаOo-lya-naUlyana
ФедосьяFee-dos-yaFedosya
ФлорентинаFlah-reen-tee-naFlorentina
ЭльвираEhl-vee-raElvira
ЭмилияEh-mee-lee-yaEmiliya 
ЭммаEhm-maEmma
ЮлияYoo-lee-yaYuliya
ЯрославаYah-rah-SLA-vaYaroslava

That’s all about popular Russian names for girls. Have you ever heard these names before? Which one is your favorite?


DIMINUTIVE NAMES

Some names from the list above have diminutives or short names. Diminutive names sometimes take from the beginning, middle, or ending of the first given name. Only family and close friends that call the diminutive name.

For example:

  • Анастасия – Настя, Настюша, or Настасья
  • Алёна – Алёнка or Аля
  • Валерия – Лерчик or Лера
  • Виктория – Вика or Вичка
  • Екатерина – Катя, Катенька, or Катюша
  • Елена – Лена, Леночка, or Ленок
  • Ирина – Ира or Иришка

Besides popular Russian names, you can also enrich your vocabulary by learning basic Russian words for beginnersCountry names in Russian language – including nationalities and language, and Colors in Russian language. If you are a beginner, you can visit How to learn Russian for beginners and learning about some commons greetings in Russian. Keep learning and practicing~

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