130 Best Russian Pet Names With Meanings For Pets

There are many strong Russian names that can be given to pets.

Everyone wants to give their beloved animal friend a cool and unique pet name which is unlike any other.

If you're a pet owner, you might be tired of constantly listening to the same dog and cat names over and over again. Well, if you want to stand out and give your pet an interesting yet catchy name, you should turn towards Russian terms.

Russian culture has a plethora of one-of-a-kind, intriguing pet names. These names are not only special but are also very strong. They have names for dogs, cats, horses, birds, and all other kinds of animals. All of these pet names are catchy and really popular as well. You can even match the name up with the personalities of your pets. So, if you have a tough and aggressive dog, you can give him a masculine and strong name like Vladimir. Similarly, a cute and cuddly cat can be named Ada. We've created a long list of words to choose from so that you can give your pet a great name in Russian.

For more pet names, take a look at Japanese Cat Names and Cartoon Dog Names.

Popular Russian Pet Names

Russian pet names are adored all over the world and some of them are incredibly famous. Below is an exciting compilation of some of the most popular Russian pet names:

1.Alexei,  meaning "defender".

2.Alina, meaning "beautiful".

3.Anastasia, meaning "resurrection". Anastasia is another word that has gained a lot of recognition and is even the first name of the famed cosmetics company, 'Anastasia Beverley Hills'.

4.Artur, derived from the name, Arthur. It is related to 'King Arthur', and means "bear-like"

5.Denis (French Origin), meaning "The French version of  Dionysus".

6.Dmitri, meaning "The Russian version of the Greek goddess, Demeter".

7.Fyodor, meaning "God's gift". The word Fyodor is one of the most popular Russian terms due to famous writer and novelist, 'Fyodor Dostoyevsky'.

8.Irina, meaning "The Russian version of Irene".

9.Ivan, meaning "The Russian version of John" Ivan has become a really popular term over the years for being the title of many historical like 'Ivan the Terrible' as well as fictional characters.

10.Maria, meaning "The Russian version of Mary".

11.Marina, meaning the words "of the sea". Marina is also very popular, and it is the name of the famous performer 'Marina and The Diamonds'.

12.Maxim, meaning "greatest". Maxim is a widely known word and it is the title of a famed magazine as well. 'Maxim Gorky' was a famous playwright.

13.Natalia, meaning "Christmas".

14.Nikita, meaning "unconquerable".

15.Nina, meaning "grace".

16.Oleg, meaning "blessed".

17.Sergei, meaning "shepherd". 'Sergei Rachmaninoff' is a famous Russian composer.

18.Svetlana, meaning "light", "brightness". 'Svetlana Alexievich' is a Nobel prize-winning author.

19.Vera, meaning "faith". However, the popularity of Vera has waned a bit and might be considered a bit old-fashioned nowadays.

20.Viktor, meaning "conqueror". Viktor is popularly known to be the name of a beloved Harry Potter side-character, 'Viktor Krum'.

Cute Russian Names For Pets

Russian names can have a vibrant, fun style to them. Here are 20 lovely Russian words that can be used as pet names in the English-speaking parts of the world as well:

21.Ada, meaning the word "adornment".

22.Alana, meaning the words "light", "bright".

23.Anna, meaning "Hannah, a Biblical character".

24.Boris, meaning "small", "glory of battle".

25.Cyzarine, meaning "royalty".

26.Diana, meaning "divinity, godly".

27.Ekaterina, meaning "pure", "innocent". There is a strong possibility that the name Katherine, was derived from this word.

28.Gabriel, meaning "power of god", "strength of god".

29.Igor, meaning "bow of the army".

30.Lana, meaning "handsome", "good looking, "little rock".

31.Masha, meaning "a nickname of Mary".

32.Nadya, meaning "hope".

33.Naum, meaning "comforter".

34.Onisim, meaning "successful", "profitable".

35.Pasha, meaning "small". It is short for 'Pavel'.

36.Tamary, meaning "palm trees".

37.Valentina, meaning "strong", "brave" "full of health and vigor".

38.Yeva, meaning the words "giving life", "breathing life".

39.Zasha, meaning "defender of humans", "protector of the people".

40.Zeus (Greek Origin) meaning "shine", "sky". Even though 'Zeus' is one of the most popular Russian terms, it does have its roots in Greek mythology.

Russian Boy Name For Pets

Russia is known for its strong masculine names that can add a different personality to your pet.

Even though most pet names are gender-neutral, some words are best suited to male pets. Here is a list of 20 such Russian boys' names for your pets.

41.Adam, (Hebrew origin) meaning "earth". Refers to the Biblical character 'Adam', from 'Adam and Eve'.

42.Adrik, meaning "dark".

43.Andrei, meaning "man".

44.Aza, meaning "strong", "brave".

45.Egor, meaning "farmer" This is suitable for pets which are kept as shepherding dogs.

46.Faddei, meaning "heart".

47.Garsha, meaning "honored" It can also mean "old".

48.Gavrie, meaning "man of God". It's meaning refers to religious people.

49.Ilya, meaning "The Russian version of Elijah".

50.Lazar, meaning "The Russian version of Lazarus".

51.Marko, meaning "a reference to Mars, the god of war".

52.Maksim, meaning "greatest", "of high standing".

53.Olexei, meaning "The Russian version of Alexander".

54.Pyotr, meaning "Peter as per the Russian language".

55.Sasha, meaning "the defender of men" This a great word to call guard dogs by as it describes them.

56.Shurik, meaning "defender of men", "protector of men" Similarly, guard or security dogs can be named Shurik as well.

57.Timofei, meaning  "honoring God".

58.Vitali, meaning "the vitals of life" This is suitable if you have a therapy animal, as they help you in your life.

59.Yasha, meaning "The Russian version of Jacob".

60.Zivon, meaning "living", "alive".

Russian Girl Names For Pets

If you have a beautiful female pet, whether it's a dog, a cat or a bird, here are some sweet and feminine words derived from the Russian language that can be used to name your loved one.  

61.Anja, meaning "God's grace".

62.Arina, meaning "The Russian version of Irene", which refers to peace.

63.Dominika, meaning "a person of the lord, "someone born on Sunday" This Russian term is considered very auspicious and holy.

64.Eva, meaning "living", "alive".

65.Fayina, meaning "one who is free", "free person".

66.Galya, meaning "a nickname for Galina".

67.Gasha, meaning the words "good", "nice, "doing well".

68.Iva, meaning "The Feminine version of Ivan".

69.Jelena, meaning "bright shining light" However, Jelena is a fan-made term used all over the internet to refer to celebrities, 'Justin Bieber' and 'Selena Gomez'.

70.Katinka, meaning "pure".

71.Kristina, meaning "the feminine version of Christian".

72.Lara, meaning "the feminine version of Larry".

73.Lyubov, meaning "love", "affection".

74.Natasha, meaning "nickname for Natalie". But in Western culture and in the English language, Natalie is used as the shortened or nickname for Natasha.

75.Nina, meaning "small girl", "girl child".

76.Orlenda, meaning "eagle".

77.Selina, meaning the word "the moon".

78.Toma, meaning "spice" But it is also used as a nickname for Tamara.

79.Vladimira, meaning "the lady who rules with greatness and power" This is the female version of the 'Vladimir'.

80.Vivika, meaning "one with a beautiful voice".

Russian Dog Names

Dogs truly are man's best friend. So it is only right to call them by a beautiful and befitting word. Here are a few Russian terms that are perfect for dogs.

81.Amur, meaning "refers to a Siberian lake".

82.Buka, meaning "surly", "sour".

83.Daniil, meaning "the Russian version of Daniel".

84.Edvard, meaning "a rich guard".

85.Evgeny, meaning "the Russian version of Eugene".

86.Kazak, meaning "one who is skilled in battle", "one with training".

87.Kazan, meaning "a Russian city".

88.Leonid, meaning "lion" A shortened version of Leonid, which is "Leo" is also a reference to a famous Russian author, 'Leo Tolstoy'.

89.Mechta, meaning "dream".

90.Mir, meaning "peace", "calm".

91.Nikolai, meaning "a reference to the famous novelist 'Nikolai Gogol'" It is also used as a reference to the English term Nicholas.

92.Nicodemus, meaning "people's victory".

93.Pavel, meaning "lowly".

94.Radko, meaning "happy", "joy".

95.Rodion, meaning "song of the hero".

96.Stepan, meaning "the Russian version of Stephan".

97.Rurik, meaning "famed power", "glorious power".

98.Vasili, meaning "king", "royalty".

99.Yerik, meaning "chosen by God".

100.Zakhar, meaning "one who God remembers".

Russian Cat Names

(Russia loves cats and there are many unique Russian cat names.

Who doesn't love cats? They're sweet, cuddly, soft, and full of individual personality. Therefore, it is only right that they are given a name that complements their traits. Keep reading for 20 Russian terms that you can call your cat by.

101.Agafya, meaning "love", "adoration".

102.Anton, meaning "one who is worthy of praise".

103.Artem, meaning "a reference to Saint Artemis".

104.Babushka, meaning "granny".

105.Bazhen, meaning "a wish".

106.Czar, meaning "the title used by Russian monarchs".

107.Daria, meaning "like royalty", "kingly" Such Russian terms refer to those who have good wealth and possessions.

108.Feliks, meaning "the Russian version of Felix".

109.Isidora, meaning "a gift from goddess Isis".

110.Kira, meaning "one who is beloved", "the ruler".

111.Kostya, meaning "a nickname for Konstatine".

112.Lukas, meaning "light" This is also a Russian version of Lucas.

113.Luna, meaning "the moon".

114.Maximilian, meaning "the great" However, you can shorten this to Max as well.

115.Olivia, meaning "olive" This has become a really popular English name for women. 'Olivia Wilde' is the name of a famous actress.

116.Oxana, meaning "hospitality", "welcoming".

117.Rada, meaning "to be pleased".

118.Timur, meaning "iron".

119.Volya, meaning "freedom", "strength".

120.Zoey, meaning "life".

Unique Russian Names For Your Pets

You might want your pet to be one of a kind and stand out amongst all the others. So, why not call them by some unique Russian terms, all of which have interesting significance.

121.Adelina, meaning "a reference to famed Russian skater, Adelina Sotnikova".

122.Blini, meaning "a Russian sweet treat".

123.Bolshoi, meaning "large", "big".

124.Caspian, meaning "the term used for the body of water that separates Russia and the Middle East".

125.Kisa, meaning "kitten".

126.Laika, meaning "a reference to the first dog sent to space".

127.Rasputin, meaning "inner power" This is also a reference to a famed historical figure who seemed to have mystical powers and was an influence over the Russian queen.

128.Ruble, meaning "Russian currency".

129.Sobuka, meaning "dog".

130.Zefir, meaning "the Russian version of a marshmallow".

Kidadl has lots of great names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Russian Pet Names then why not take a look at Tiger Cat Names, or for something different take a look at Au Ra Names.



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