42 Winning Russian Dog Names

By Allegra Ringo

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 42 excellent Russian dog names and their meanings.

Female names

  • Akilina - eagle-like
  • Anastasia - resurrection
  • Angelina - God's messenger
  • Czarina - born empress
  • Ekaterina - innocent, pure
  • Filippa - friend of horses
  • Galina - woman of serenity
  • Gennadiya - woman of generosity
  • Karina - pure
  • Katja - natural, pure
  • Klarika - bright
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  • Levka - lioness
  • Luba - love
  • Marina - woman of the sea
  • Nadia - fulfillment of promises
  • Nadine - trusting
  • Oksana - bright light
  • Raiya - heaven
  • Sashenka - she who defends
  • Sofiya - wise woman
  • Svetlana - shining brightly
  • Tatiana - queen of the fairies

Male names

  • Aleksandr - defender of men
  • Andrei - brave
  • Boris - fighter
  • Czar - born emperor
  • Dima - strong fighter
  • Dimitri - lover of earth
  • Fyodor - powerful ruler of the people
  • Gregori - watchful, alert
  • Igor - warrior of peace
  • Karik - powerful ruler
  • Kiril - noble
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  • Lenya - lion
  • Liev - brave man, lionhearted
  • Misha - message bearer
  • Nikolai - triumph of the people
  • Oleg - internal brightness
  • Pavlo - intellectual
  • Puskin - cannon
  • Radomir - one who is peaceful
  • Zigfrids - victory, peace
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