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


[tr][th]Russian Form[/th] [th]Pronounciation[/th] [th]Non Russian Form[/th][/tr]

[tr][td]Александра[/td] [td]Ah-leek-sahn-dra[/td] [td]Alexandra[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Алиса[/td] [td]Ah-lee-sa[/td] [td]Alisa[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Алёна[/td] [td]Ah-lyo-na[/td] [td]Alyona[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Анастасия[/td] [td]Ah-nahs-ta-see-a[/td] [td]Anastasiya[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Анна[/td] [td]Ahn-na[/td] [td]Anna[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Вера[/td] [td]Vyeh-ra[/td] [td]Vera[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Вероника[/td] [td]Vyeh-ra-nee-ka[/td] [td]Veronika[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Валерия[/td] [td]Vah-lyeh-ree-ya[/td] [td]Valeriya[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Валентина[/td] [td]Vah-leen-tee-na[/td] [td]Valentina[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Варвара[/td] [td]Vahr-vahr-a[/td] [td]Varvara[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Виктория[/td] [td]Veek-to-ree-ia[/td] [td]Viktoriya [/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Дафна[/td] [td]Dahfna[/td] [td]Dafna[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Диана[/td] [td]Dee-ahna[/td] [td]Diana[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Доминика[/td] [td]Da-mee-nee-ka[/td] [td]Dominika[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Екатерина[/td] [td]Yeh-ka-tye-ree-na[/td] [td]Yekaterina[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Елена[/td] [td]Yeh-lye-na[/td] [td]Yelena[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Евгения[/td] [td]Yehv-gyen-eeya[/td] [td]Yevgeniya[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Ева[/td] [td]Yeh-va[/td] [td]Yeva[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Зоя[/td] [td]Zoy-a[/td] [td]Zoya[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Ирина[/td] [td]Ee-ree-na[/td] [td]Irina[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Клара[/td] [td]Kla-ra[/td] [td]Klara[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Ксения[/td] [td]Ksyeh-nee-ya[/td] [td]Kseniya[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Кристина[/td] [td]Kree-stee-na[/td] [td]Kristina[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Лидия[/td] [td]Lee-dee-ya[/td] [td]Lidiya[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Лолита[/td] [td]La-lee-ta[/td] [td]Lolita[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Любовь[/td] [td]loo-bov[/td] [td]Lyubov[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Людмила[/td] [td]lood-mee-la[/td] [td]Lyudmila[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Маргарита[/td] [td]mah-gah-ree-ta[/td] [td]Margarita[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Марта[/td] [td] Mahr-ta[/td] [td] Marta[/td][/tr]

[tr][td] Марина[/td] [td] Mah-ree-na[/td] [td] Marina[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Мария[/td] [td]Mah-ree-ya[/td] [td]Mariya[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Надежда[/td] [td]Nah-dye-zhda[/td] [td]Nadezhda[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Наталья[/td] [td]Na-tah-lia[/td] [td]Natalya[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Оксана[/td] [td]Ok-sah-na[/td] [td]Oksana[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Ольга[/td] [td]Ol-ga[/td] [td]Olga[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Полина[/td] [td]Pah-lee-na[/td] [td]Polina[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Рада[/td] [td]Ra-dah[/td] [td]Rada[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Регина[/td] [td]Ryeh-gee-na[/td] [td]Regina[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Светлана[/td] [td]Svyet-la-na[/td] [td]Svetlana[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Софья[/td] [td]So-fia[/td] [td]Sofya[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Татьяна[/td] [td]Tat-ya-na[/td] [td]Tatyana [/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Таисия[/td] [td]tah-ee-see-ya[/td] [td]Taisiya [/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Ульяна[/td] [td]Oo-lya-na[/td] [td]Ulyana[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Федосья[/td] [td]Fee-dos-ya[/td] [td]Fedosya[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Флорентина[/td] [td]Flah-reen-tee-na[/td] [td]Florentina[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Эльвира[/td] [td]Ehl-vee-ra[/td] [td]Elvira[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Эмилия[/td] [td]Eh-mee-lee-ya[/td] [td]Emiliya [/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Эмма[/td] [td]Ehm-ma[/td] [td]Emma[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Юлия[/td] [td]Yoo-lee-ya[/td] [td]Yuliya[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Ярослава[/td] [td]Yah-rah-SLA-va[/td] [td]Yaroslava[/td][/tr]


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


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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