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Russian Names Starting with N

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The name Nadezhda is of Russian origins and the meaning of Nadezhda is ‘hope’. It comes from the Cyrillic transcription 'hадя' or ‘Nadia’, also meaning ‘hope’. Hope is the positive aspiration that one has for achieving things or for their dreams. It is a positive expectation that one has for the future. It is a Slavic name mainly popular in Soviet states and Slavic countries. The name Nadezhda is historically given by parents who considered their child as a symbol of hope in their lives. This name was also borne by a famous Olympic shot-putter known as Nadezhda Chizhova. The name especially became popular among English-speaking communities after the show ‘The Americans’, in which the name of the spy in the TV series was revealed to be Nadezhda. There are also many other variations to this name such as Nadezda, Nadia, Nadiya and Nadine.

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Russian

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The name Nastia is a name of Russian origins and the meaning of Nastia is ‘resurrection’. It comes from the Russian transcription, 'Настя', which translates as ‘nastya’. This is actually the Latinised variant of the Greek word, 'aναστάσιος' or ‘anastasios’, which also means ‘resurrection’. Resurrection is the act of bringing something back to life. Resurrection is an important concept that is seen in Christianity, with Jesus Christ coming back to life on the third day after his crucification. There was a forth century saint named Saint Nastia. One famous sporting figure with this name was the famous Olympic gymnast known as Nastia Liukin. She was the All Around Olympic Champion in 2008 and won five Olympic medals across her career. She was also World Champion twice on the balance beam and once on the uneven bars. There are also many other variations to this name such as Nastya, Anastasiya, Anastasia and Anastasius.

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Russian

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The meaning of Nasya is the ‘miracle of Yahweh’. This name is a variant form of the given name Nasia, which also means the same. The name is taken from the Hebrew roots ‘yo’ meaning God and ‘chanan’ meaning ‘to be gracious’. It refers to God's grace, kindness and mercy and was often given to somebody as a blessing. The name also refers to Jesus, who is believed to be a gift from God by Christians, with Jesus' resurrection being the miracle mentioned. There are also many other variations to this name such as Nasiah, Nasiya, Nasiyah, Nasyah, and Naysa.

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Russian

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The name Natacha is Russian and the meaning of Natacha is ‘birthday’ or ‘Christmas Day’ in Latin. It is a pet name and a variant of the Russian name Natasha, which is derived from the name Natalia, which means ‘Christmas Day’. It is from the Latin phrase ‘natale domini’, which means the same. This name was given to those who were born around the Christmas Day and hence the name is also associated with 'birthday'. Christmas is a festival celebrating the birth and birthday of Jesus Christ and it is celebrated all over the world by followers of Christianity.To celebrate, people exchange gifts with friends and family and they all eat a Christmas dinner together. Another popular tradition is decorating a Christmas tree with baubles, tinsel and lights. There are also many other variations to this name such as Natalya and Natalia.

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Russian

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The name Natasha is Russian and the meaning of Natasha is a ‘birthday’ or ‘Christmas Day’ in Latin. It is a pet name or a variant of the Russian name Natalya, which is derived from the name Natalia, which means ‘Christmas Day’. It is taken from the Latin phrase ‘natale domini’, which means the same. This name was given to those who were born around the Christmas Day and hence the name is also associated with birthday. Christmas is a festival that celebrates the birthday of Jesus Christ and it is celebrated all over the world, by followers of Christianity. It is celebrated by sharing gifts with friends and family members, who get together and celebrate with a Christmas dinner. One popular tradition is decorating a Christmas tree with lights and baubles. There are also many other variations to this name such as Natalya and Natalia.

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Russian

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The meaning of Nesha is 'being pure' and also means 'faith'. It refers to an honest and sincere person. A pure person is very wholesome and innocent yet aren’t gullible to immorality. They may also not feel the need for ornamentation, and look simple and disciplined. Having a pure heart like this means being immune to corruption. They are without hypocrisy or evil intentions. Pure beauty after all isn’t only about the looks, and it has more to do with the inner thoughts of this person. They have no hidden motives and there is a lot of kindness and love for themselves and other people. Their mind is free from defilement. Being of faith means believing with all your heart and having optimistic hope and trust for it. It also refers to being loyal and not having a change of heart. This term is used many times when relating to religion. There are also many other variations to this name such as Nessa, Nessie, Vanessa, etc.

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Russian

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The meaning of Nikali is 'victory of the people' and the name is of Russian origin. It comes from the Greek name Nikolaos which means 'victory of the people' from the Greek elements 'nike', meaning 'victory' and 'laos', meaning 'people'. A variant of the name is Nicholas. In the fourth century, Nicholas was the name of the patron of children, sailors, merchants, and of the countries Greece and Russia. Hence this name has many variations that are popular in Christianity. It has also been the name of two popes and two czars throughout history.

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Russian

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The name Nikolai is East Slavic and the meaning of Nikolai is ‘victory of the people’. This name is a variant form of the given name Nicholas. This meaning is derived from the Greek name Νικόλαος (Nikolaos), meaning the 'victory of the people', where the word ‘nike’ refers to ‘victory’ and ‘laos’ means the ‘people’. Victory refers to any success or a win you get from defeating an opponent. It usually refers to good results or even refers to conquering an enemy. The name Nikola is also the name of a city in Alaska, in the United States. It is a very beautiful city known for its cold climates, large lakes and a diverse geography. There are also many other variations to this name such as Nikoli, Kolya and Nicholas.

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Russian

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The meaning of Nikoli is ‘victory of the people’. This name is a variant form of the English given name Nicholas. This takes its meaning from the Greek name Νικόλαος (Nikolaos), meaning the 'victory of the people', where the word ‘nike’ refers to ‘victory’ and ‘laos’ means the ‘people’. Victory refers to any success or a win you get from defeating an opponent. The name Nikoli also has derivations from Nikolai, a place in Alaska, in the United States. It is a city with cold climates, large lakes and diverse geography. The most famous figure with this name was Hadji Nikoli, who was a famous Bulgarian merchant and patriot from the nineteenth century.

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