Russian Male Names with Meanings
Russian male names in the usual sense are familiar names that come to us from the centuries, which were not affected by foreign influence and neoplasms. However, in this article, we provide only male Russian names of the pre Christian period. Before the rebirth of Russia, people were given nicknames.
Ordinary people used collective nouns taken from everyday life as a name: Brave, Big, Dare, First, Wolf, Birch. Representatives of the nobility preferred the two first names: Tikhomir, Ratimir, Slavomir, Boguslav, Vseslav.
At first, the new Christian names were unknown to the Slavic ear, and their meaning was unclear. Therefore, until the 18th century, human names were used in parallel with baptismal names, and many of the church names changed significantly, adapting to live Russian speech. So the biblical names sounded like Erem or Ermey, Diomede Demid, John Ivan, Sergius Sergey got popular that period. At that time in Russia, names for boys could be quite unusual:
Warlen (the vast army of Lenin)
Vector (great communism triumphs)
Jaurs (last name of the French socialist)
Zarez (for the Republic of Soviets)Kim (Communist Youth International)
Marlene (Marx and Lenin) and many others
Currently, Russian names for boys are very different, and their list is practically unlimited. Modern parents can call a child by name. Usually, Russian names for boys are selected from several sources, these are:
Fund of names of ancient Slavic origin
Most often, boys choose beautiful Standard names that have a familiar sound and are filled with a favorable meaning. For example Andrey (courageous), Alexander (defender), Boris (wrestler), Victor (winner), Vladimir (possess, power), Igor (army, strength), Konstantin (constant, persistent), Maxim (the greatest), Michael (equal to God), Nikita (to win), Oleg (sacred), Peter (stone, rock), Sergey (clear).
The fashion for courageous Old Russian names is being renewed: Yaroslav (ardent, glory), Svyatoslav (holy glory), Ratibor (warrior), Mstislav (glorious avenger). Names for boys in Russia are quite international. Once the rare titles that came from other languages, few people are already surprised. Among the Russians, you can meet Garik and Eduard, Hamlet and Max, Raphael, and Eldar.
Recently, the male Russian namesare experiencing significant changes. Michael, Alexander, George turn into Michael, hermes aaaa replica belt
Alex and George, and Maxim into Max.