125 Winning Russian Dog Names

So you want a non-American name for your dog, but German names and French names aren't doing it for you. Or maybe you have a Russian dog breed, like a Samoyed or a Borzoi. How about a unique Russian name for your pooch?

Here are 125 excellent Russian dog names and their meanings.

Russian names for female dogs.

  • Adelaida
  • Agnia
  • Akilina - eagle-like
  • Aleandra
  • Aleksandra
  • Alla
  • Alyona
  • Anastasia - resurrection
  • Angelina - God's messenger
  • Anna
  • Arina
  • Belka
  • Calina
  • Czarina - born empress
  • Devora
  • Dinara
  • Ekaterina - innocent, pure
  • Eva
  • Evgenia
  • Fenya
  • Filippa - friend of horses
  • Galina - woman of serenity
  • Gennadiya - woman of generosity
  • Inessa
  • Irina
  • Ivanna
  • Karina - pure
  • Katerina
  • Katja - natural, pure
  • Kira
  • Klarika - bright
  • Kristina
  • Ksana
  • Lada
  • Levka - lioness
  • Lidia
  • Luba - love
  • Lusha
  • Mara
  • Margosha
  • Marina - woman of the sea
  • Mila
  • Mischa
  • Nadia - fulfillment of promises
  • Nadine - trusting
  • Nastasia
  • Natalya
  • Nikita
  • Oksana - bright light
  • Panya
  • Polina
  • Raiya - heaven
  • Sashenka - she who defends
  • Sofiya - wise woman
  • Sonia
  • Svetlana - shining brightly
  • Tanya
  • Tasha
  • Tatiana - queen of the fairies
  • Toma
  • Vanna
  • Vladlena
  • Yasemin
  • Zia
  • Zina

Russian names for boy dogs.

  • Aleksandr - defender of men
  • Aleksei
  • Alyosha
  • Andrei - brave
  • Anton
  • Artem
  • Boris - fighter
  • Czar - born emperor
  • Dima - strong fighter
  • Dimitri - lover of earth
  • Dominik
  • Evgeni
  • Feliks
  • Fyodor - powerful ruler of the people
  • Gavriil
  • Gennadi
  • Gregori - watchful, alert
  • Ignat
  • Igor - warrior of peace
  • Ivan
  • Karik - powerful ruler
  • Kiril - noble
  • Konstantin
  • Lenya - lion
  • Liev - brave man, lionhearted
  • Luka
  • Maks
  • Matvey
  • Mikhail
  • Misha - message bearer
  • Nikolai - triumph of the people
  • Oleg - internal brightness
  • Ony
  • Orel
  • Pavlo - intellectual
  • Puskin - cannon
  • Pyotr
  • Radomir - one who is peaceful
  • Ratmir
  • Rodion
  • Rurik
  • Sacha
  • Semyon
  • Shura
  • Slavik
  • Stefan
  • Tamryn
  • Umberto
  • Vaughn
  • Yevgeny
  • Yuma
  • Yurik
  • Zeno
  • Zigfrids - victory, peace
  • Zigor

Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?

Pets are like our children. We love them, care for them, and we get to dress them up in adorable outfits — if that's a thing we feel like doing! So it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect name that reflects our new pet's personality and potential. Naming can be hard, which is why we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names!