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Popular Russian names for boys – Nicknames for men

What are the most common and popular names that Russian men/boys have?

Maybe you are thinking of giving your baby boy a Russian name or maybe you’ve got a Russian boyfriend and want to know a short version of his name or its diminutive form. The names are sorted in the alphabetical order. The first name in the chain is full name and then you have all cute and nice ways of calling your Russian man/boy.

The names below are sorted in the alphabetical order. The first name in the chain is a full name and then you have all cute and nice ways of calling your Russian man/boy.

There are not that many names that you can give to a Russian baby boy so if you can’t find the name that you are looking for please let me know in the comments down below.

A

Andrey – Andrusha (This Russian name is equivalent to the English name Andrew)

Anatoly – Tolya

Aleksei – Lyosha – Leshechka (This Russian name is equivalent to the English name Alex)

Alexander – Sasha – Sahechka

Anton – Tokha – Tosha

Arseny – Senya – Senechka

Artyom – Tyoma

Arkady – Arkasha

B

Boris – Borya (This Russian name is spelt in the exactly the same way as the English equivalent Boris however, teh stress falls on “i”).

D

Daniil – Danilka – Danya

Dimitry – Dima – Dimochka

Denis – Deniska

E

Egor – Egorushka. (This name has another spelling – Yegor).

Evgeny – Zhenya – Zhenechka. (This name has another spelling – Yevgeny).

Efim – Efimka. (This name has another spelling – Yefim)

F

Filipp – Filya – Filippushka (This Russian name is equivalent to the English name Philip) – This name can be also spelt Philipp.

Fyodor – Fedya – Fedenika

G

Gennadyi – Gena – Genochka – Genchik

Georgy – Gosha – Zhora – Zhorik (This Russian name is equivalent to the English name George)

Gleb – Glebushka

Grigory – Grisha – Grishanya

I

Igor – Igoryok

Ilya – Ilusha

Ivan – Vanya – Vanechka – Vanusha

K

Kirill – Kirya – Kirusha

Konstantin – Kostya – Kostik

L

Lev – Lyova – Lyovushka. (This Russian name is equivalent to the English name Leo).

Leonid – Lenya

M

Maksim – Maks – Maksik (This Russian name is equivalent to the English name Maksimilian)

Makar – Makarka

Mikhail – Misha – Mishka – Mishechka – Mishanya

Mark – There’s no short or diminutive form for this name. If you want to call your Russian man something cute and nice, check out my post about Russian pet names and sweet nicknames.

Matvey – Matveyka

N

Nikita – Nikitushka – Nikitochka

Nikolai – Kolya – Kolyasha – Kolyenka (This Russian name is equivalent to the English name Nikolas)

O

Oleg – Olyezhenka – Olyezhik

P

Pavel – Pasha – Pavlusha – Pashyenka. (This Russian name is equivalent to the English name Paul)

Pyotr – Petya. (This Russian name is equivalent to the English name Peter)

R

Rodion – Rodya

Roman – Roma – Romka – Romochka – Romashka

Rostislav – Rostik

Ruslan – Rusya

T

Timofey – Tima – Timka

Timur – Timurka

S

Semyon – Syoma

Sergey – Serezha – Seryozhenka

Stanislav – Stas – Stasik

Stepan – Styopa – Styopchik

V

Vadim – Vadik

Valentin – Valya – Valechka

Valery – Valera – Valerka – Valyerochka

Vasily – Vasya – Vasyok

Viktor – Vitya

Vitaly – Vitalya

Vladimir – Vova – Vovochka. You should be familiar with this names. (Hint: Russian president – Vladimir Putin)

Vladislav – Vlad – Vladusha

Vyacheslav – Slava – Slavik

Y

Yury – Yura – Yurik – Yurochka

Yakov – Yasha

Yaroslav – Yarik

You may meet a Russian man with a very western name. The reason for this is that Russian people want their children to stand out and have a unique name that everyone will remember. Maybe they are just bored of such a small selection of Russian names for boys.

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