Most Popular Stereotypical Russian Male Names and Meanings

Male names originated from Slavic, Greek and Biblical names are popular in Russia today. Top 10 popular male names in Russia consists of the names such as Alexander, Dmitriy, Artyom, Alexey, Sergey, Ivan, Vladislav, Bogdan, Vladimir, and Daniil.

You can translate Alexander from Greek as a “defender”. It’s one of the most popular male names among Slavic people. Hundreds of great tsars, commanders, the Popes, scientists, writers made it popular. Alexanders are extraordinary people which make history. Alexander the Great, Alexander Pushkin, Alexander II, Alexander Nevsky, Alexander Suvorov come back to your memory when you look back at the past. Alexander is a confident, sociable and cheerful man. He can apart to any circumstances and feel at ease wherever he goes. This person doesn’t like to run his mouth and when somebody does it. Alexander is bright, charismatic, and observant. He has an intraconscious personality.

Dmitriy is a popular Russian name which originated from a Greek one. It means “devoted to goddess Demeter”. Dmitriy is an extremely kind and energetic person. He has a will to live. Dima looks at everything from his own angle. He uses logic and forgets about diplomacy. Dmitriy is ready to take chances. His aim is be the best and not allow others to excel him. Grand Prince of Vladimir and Moscow, Russian chemist who developed the periodic classification of the elements bore this name.

The name Artyom means “safe” and “with perfect health” or according to another version “devoted to Artemis”. Artem is a calm boy in childhood. He is sociable and friendly. A pupil whose name is Artyom is hardworking and does homework diligently. He is determined and quick to grasp information but it takes him some time to digest it. Artem is a self-made man. He always knows what he wants and follows his own road. Tyoma doesn’t take sides and maintains his opinion. He possesses an argumentative mind. He is easy to communicate and negotiate with if you don’t put pressure on him and allow him to think everything over.

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Vladimir is a Slavic name. It means “possessing the world”. Initially it was a pagan name but after the christianization of Kievan Rus’ the name of the baptist Saint Vladimir was saved. It became popular in the second half of the XIXth century. Vladimir is good at studying since childhood. As an adult he can step up to things that are difficult and everybody avoids. Vova (which is a short version for Vladimir) likes to be in the limelight and lead but he always needs advice from an older and more experienced person. He appreciates loyalty and devotion. President Vladimir Putin, poet Vladimir Vysotskiy, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus’ Vladimir Monomah, poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, Soviet statesman Vladimir Lenin are famous Russians who bore and bear this name.

The name Alexey means a “defender” and “protecting” if we translate it from ancient Greek. He has good instincts. He is energetic and strong-willed. Lyosha knows his own limitations. His yielding disposition helps him build a happy family. Alexey is friendly as a child. It’s important for him to get away well enough with what he undertakes. Lyosha escapes from reality if he has bad luck. He is a man of action if he is able to get over his laziness. His sensitivity and vulnerability draw women’s attention to him. Alyosha Popovich (a folklore composite character of a bogatyr in the Russian epic), the second Russian tsar from the Romanov Dynasty Alexey Mikhailovich, the XVth Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus’ Alexy II are some of the famous Russian Alexeys.

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