RUSSIAN DOG NAMES

While the Russian language may appear extremely foreign due to the use of different characters than many common languages, Russian names tend to roll off the tongue and be quite lyrical and pretty. In fact, many of these names have been adopted into Western society as though they originated in English. For example, Natasha and Tanya both have Russian roots. However, in some cases, you may want to dig a little deeper into less well known names to choose Russian dog names for a new pet.

Especially if you are Russian or your dog is a breed originating from Russia, Russian dog names will be appropriate. The Caucasian Mountain dog, the Circassian Orloff Wolfhound, the Black Russian terrier, several breeds of Laïka, the Samoyed, and many more breeds began in Russia, and it would carry on tradition to name these companions with Russian dog names as their ancestry would suggest. Of course, you might simply find that you prefer the sound of Russian dog names, or you may be looking for something a little different than most people would choose – no Sam, Spot, or Lady for you! Below is a list of some Russian dog names and their meanings to get you started. Take a look and see if any strike your fancy.

Name Meaning
Baikal
Rasputin
Boris
Ilya
Ivan
Troika
Kiev
Yerik
Anastasia
Galina
Kiska
Nika
Oksana
Sonia
Svetlana
Yeva
Meanings - lake in Siberia
Meanings - Russian mystic
Meanings - fight, battler
Meanings - from Elijah
Meanings - God is gracious
Meanings - group of three
Meanings - capital of Ukraine
Meanings - appointed by God
Meanings - famous Russian princess
Meanings - light
Meanings - pure
Meanings - born on Sunday
Meanings - glory be to God
Meanings - wisdom
Meanings - star
Meanings - life giving