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Russian Names Starting with A

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The meaning of Alexai is 'man's defender or warrior' and the name is of Russian origin. Its meaning comes from the name Alexei which means 'defender'. In Greek, the name Alexis is derived from the word 'alexo' which means 'to defend, to help'. In present day, this name is famously borne by Aleksei I. Goloborodko, who is known as the most flexible human on the planet, after training in martial arts and modern and classical dance. He is a member of the Cirque du Soleil show, Luzia.

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Russian

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The meaning of Alexey is 'defender' and the name is of Russian origin. It comes from the Greek name Alexis which is derived from the Greek word 'alexo' meaning 'to defend, to help'. In present day, this name is famously borne by Aleksei I. Goloborodko, who is the most flexible human in the world, after training in martial arts and modern and classical dance. He is a performer in the Cirque du Soleil show, Luzia.

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Russian

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The name Alexis is of Russian origin. Alexis comes from the same root as the name Alexander. It is derived from the Greek word ‘alexin’, which translates to ‘protect’, ‘to defend’. Thus, the meaning of Alexis is ‘to defend’, ‘ward off’, ‘helper’. A notable person to share this name is Alexis Bledel who is famously known for her role as Rory Gilmore in the popular television series, 'Gilmore Girls'.

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Russian

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The name Alla is taken from the Hebrew language and the meaning of Alla is ‘to ascend’ or ‘to go up’. In Hebrew, it refers to wanting to grow or to get better and to succeed. This name is also derived from Arabic and refers to the Muslim God Allah. In the Muslim culture, Allah is the one and only God and is known to be all-powerful but also for his compassion, grace and forgiveness. The name Allah is taken from the contraction 'al-ilah', which translates as 'the god' and can also be linguistically connected to 'El', 'Elohim' and 'Elah', which are the Hebrew and Amramiac words for God. There are also many other variations to this name such as Aliya and Aaliyah.

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Russian

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This name is derived from Russian origin and the meaning of Anatoliy is 'sunrise'. It comes from the Greek name, Anatolios, which is derived from the Greek word 'anatole' meaning 'sunrise'. Anatoly was the fifth most popular name in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2004.

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Russian

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A name with Russian origins, the meaning of Andrei is 'man' or 'warrior'. It comes from the Greek name Andreas which is derived from the word 'andreios' which means 'manly, masculine' and 'aner' meaning 'man'. A variation of the name is Andrew, which is the name of the Patron saint of Scotland. Variations of this name are Andrey, Andrew, Andriy, Ander, Andreas and Andre.

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Russian

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A name with Russian origins, the meaning of Andrey is 'man' or 'warrior'. It comes from the Greek name Andreas which is derived from the word 'andreios' which means 'manly, masculine' and 'aner' meaning 'man'. A variation of the name is Andrew, which is the name of the Patron saint of Scotland. Variations of this name are Andrei, Andrew, Andriy, Ander, Andreas and Andre.

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Russian

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The meaning of Anfisa is 'flowering' and the name is of Russian origin. It comes from the Greek name Anthousa which is derived from the Greek word 'anthos' which means 'flower'. Anthea, Antheia and Anthousa are variations of this name.

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Russian

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The meaning of Anja is 'resurrection' and the name is of Russian origin. It comes from the Greek name Anastasia, which is derived from the Russian word 'nastya'. It is the Latinised version of the Greek name Anastasios which also means 'resurrection'. Variations of this name include Nastya, Anastasia and Anya.

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Russian

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This name is of Russian origin and the meaning of Antonina is 'priceless'. It comes from the name Antoninus which is derived from the Roman family name Antonius. This was the family name of the 1st century BC general, Marcus Antonius, who ruled the Roman Empire together with Augustus. During his rule of Rome, Marcus' relationship with Augustus became untrustworthy. Marcus Antonius and his mistress, Cleopatra who was the ruler of Egypt, were forced to commit suicide and this famous love story is portrayed in the Shakespeare play, 'Antony And Cleopatra'.

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Russian

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The meaning of Anya is 'resurrection' and the name is of Russian origin. It comes from the Greek name Anastasia, which is derived from the Russian word 'nastya'. It is the Latinised version of the Greek name Anastasios, which also means 'resurrection'. A famous name association is Anya Taylor-Joy, an actor. She is well-known for her roles in 'The Queen's Gambit', 'Emma' and 'Peaky Blinders'.

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Russian

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The meaning of Arkadiy is 'happy land' and the name is of Russian origin. It comes from the Greek name Arkadios, which in ancient Greek means 'of Arcadia'. Arcadia was a region in Greece and its name came from the word 'arktos' meaning 'bear'. The name referred to a land of flourishing economy, trade and agriculture. A variation of this name is Arkadios, the name of one of the main characters in Ivan Turgenev's, 'Fathers And Sons'.

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Russian

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This name is of Russian origins, and the meaning of Artyom is 'dedicated to Artemis', 'unharmed', 'of pure health'. It comes from the Greek given name, Artemis. In Greek mythology, Artemis was the goddess of hunting and the moon. She was also a symbol of purity who punished men who tried to dishonor her. A variation of this name, Artemios, is seen in a 4th-century general in the Roman army who later became a saint in the Orthodox church.

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