100+ Best Russian Middle Names For Girls And Boys

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Feb 16, 2024 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Nov 24, 2020
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Russian middle names are different than most naming conventions.

Although there are many beautiful Russian names for a girl and many great Russian names for boys, the middle Russian name is an exciting deal. It comes with an indication of whether it is a male or female name.

In a Russian middle name, a father's first name is of paramount importance. This is because all the Russian middle names are patronymic.

To obtain a middle Russian name for a child, the father's name is taken, and certain suffixes are added to the end of that name.

These suffixes are 'ovich' or 'evich' for boys (male patronymics) and 'evna' and 'ovna' for girls (female patronymics), not to be confused with 'ova' a female suffix for last names. Thus, Russian boy middle names end in 'ovich' or 'evich', and Russian girl middle names end in 'ovna' or 'evna'.

These names that end in 'ovich' or other prefixes mean the same thing; either son or daughter of the patronymic name.

When the Russian boys' names and Russian girls' names combine with these middle names, they create the perfect Russian names for girls and boys. So, without further ado, let's take a look at this list of numerous middle names for boys and girls of Russian origin.

If you want to learn more Slavic names, you can check our articles on Russian Boy Names and Russian Girl Names.

Russian Middle Names From Royalty And Officials

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Russian male middle names can be both unique and familiar. So can Russian female middle names. Here are some Russian names to use as a middle name which are typical Russian names.

1. Alexandrovich (M) meaning "son of Alexandro"; from Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov, the last tsar.

2. Andreyevich (M) meaning "son of Andrey"; from Mikhail Andreyevich Suslov, a Soviet politician

3. Daniilovich (M) meaning "son of Daniil"; from Ivan Daniilovich Kalita, a historical Grand Duke of Moscow.

4. Felixovich (M) meaning "son of Felix"; from Felix Felixovich Yusupov, a Russian aristocrat. A great middle name for a Russian boy name.

5. Fyodorovich (M) meaning "son of Fyodor"; Boris Godunov, a Russian tsar in the 16th century.

6. Ilyich (M) meaning "son of Ilya"; from Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the first President of Soviet Russia.

7. Ivanovich (M) meaning "son of Ivan"; Dmitry Ivanovich Donskoy was another famous Russian monarch.

8. Ivanovna (F) meaning "daughter of Ivan"; Valentina Ivanova Matviyenko is a Russian politician.

9. Maximilianovich (M) meaning "son of Maximilian"; Georgy Maximilianovich Malenkov was a Soviet politician.

10. Mikhailovich (M) meaning "son of Mikhail"; Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov was a Soviet diplomat.

11. Nikolayevich (M) meaning "son of Nikolay"; from Alexei Nikolayevich Kosygin, a Soviet statesman. A very cool middle name as part of names for boys.

12. Sergeyevich (M) meaning "son of Sergey"; from the last Soviet president, Mikhael Sergeyevich Gorbachev.

13. Stepanovich (M) meaning "son of Stepan"; from Viktor Stepanovich Chernomyrdin, a former Russian prime minister.

14. Timurovich (M) meaning "son of Timur"; from Yegor Timurovich Gaidar, a Russian economist.

15. Vadimovich (M) meaning "son of Vadim"; Sergei Vadimovich Stepashin is a Russian politician.

16. Vasilyevich (M) meaning "son of Vasily"; from Anatoly Vasilyevich Lunacharsky, a soviet revolutionary.

17. Vladimirovich (M) meaning "son of Vladimir"; from Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, the current Russian president.

18. Volfovich (M) meaning "son of Volf"; Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky is a Russian politician.

19. Vyacheslavovich (M) meaning "son of Vyacheslav"; from Russian politician Boris Vyacheslavovich Gryzlov.

20. Yaroslavich (M), meaning "son of Yaroslav", is the middle name of Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky, a famous Russian king.

Russian Female And Male Middle Names Of Famous Inventors And Scientists

Take a look at the middle patronymic names of famous scientists and scholars.

21. Alexeyevich (M) meaning "son of Alexey"; Anatoly Alexeyevich Karatsuba is a Russian mathematician.

22. Avenirovna (F) meaning "daughter of Avenir"; from Russian-American archeologist Tat'yana Avenirovna Proskuriakova.

23. Davidovich (M) meaning "son of David"; from Semyon Davidovich Kirlian invented Kirlian photography.

24. Dmitrievich (M) meaning "son of Dmitri"; from Lavr Dmitrievich Proskouriakov, a bridge and civil engineer.

25. Evgenievich (M) meaning "son of Evgeni"; from Rostislav Evgenievich Alexeyev, a Russian naval engineer.

26. Genrikhovich (M) meaning "son of Genrikh"; Leonid Genrikhovich Khachiyan was a computer scientist. For a middle name, this is one of the rare Russian names.

27. Grigoryevich (M) meaning "son of Grigory"; from polymath engineer Vladimir Grigoryevich Shukhov.

28. Ignatievna (F) meaning "daughter of Ignati"; Vera Ignatievna Gedroits is the inspirational first female Russian professor of surgery. This is an inspiring middle name by association.

29. Khrisanfovna (F) meaning "daughter of Khrisanof"; Valentina Khrisanfovna Kirlian was the inventor of Kirlian photography. A beautiful middle name created by rules regarding female patronymics.

30. Konstantinovich (M) meaning "son of Konstantin"; from Andrey Konstantinovich Nartov, a Russian inventor and scientist.

31. Leonidovich (M) meaning "son of Leonid"; Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov is the inventor of Tetris

32. Matveyevich (M) meaning "son of Matvey"; Alexey Matveyevich Olovnikov is a renowned Russian biologist.

33. Pavlovich (M) meaning "son of Pavlo"; from Russian physician Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko.

34. Porfiryevich (M) meaning "son of Porfiry"; Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin was a Russian chemist.

35. Saulovich (M) meaning "son of Saul"; from Genrikh Saulovich Altshulle, a polymath inventor.

36. Solomonovna (F) meaning "daughter of Solomon"; Lina Solomonovna Stern was a soviet biochemist.

37. Timofeyevich (M) meaning "son of Timofey"; from Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, a Russian military scientist.

38. Valentinovich (M) meaning "son of Valentin"; Yevgeny Valentinovich Kaspersky is the founder of the Kaspersky Anti-virus system.

39. Vasilyevna (F) meaning "daughter of Vasily"; Sofya Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya, a Russian mathematician.

40. Wulfovna (F) meaning "daughter of Wulf"; Bluma Wulfovna Zeigarnik was a Soviet psychiatrist.

41. Yegorovich (M) meaning "son of Yegor"; Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky is the founder of modern aerodynamics.

Russian Middle Patronymic Names From Famous Writers

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Writers have fascinating variations in their patronymic names. Take a look at the list below.

42. Abramovich (M) meaning "son of Abram"; Yevgeny Abramovich Baratynsky was an elegiac Russian poet.

43. Afanasyevich (M) meaning "son of Afanasy"; Afanasy Afanasyevich Fet, a Russian poet of lyric verse.

44. Akhatovna (F) meaning "daughter of Akhat"; Izabella Akhatovna Akhmadulina was a Russian poet.

45. Andreyevna (F) meaning "daughter of Andrey"; Anna Andreyevna Gorenko was a poet.

46. Arkadyevich (M) meaning "son of Arkady"; Gabriyel Arkadyevich Ureklyan was a Russian-Armenian poet.

47. Donatovich (M) meaning "son of Donat"; Sergei Donatovich Dovlatov, a Russian writer.

48. Feofilaktovich (M) meaning "son of Feofilakt"; Aleksey Feofilaktovich Pisemsky was a Russian playwright.

49. Gavrilovich (M) meaning "son of Gavril"; Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky was a poet.

50. Petrovich (M) meaning "son of Petrov"; from Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, a Russian romantic poet.

51. Petrovna (F) meaning "daughter of Petrov"; from Russian philosopher Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. This is one of the more common Russian middle names.

52. Torekulovich (M) meaning "son of Torekul"; Chingiz Torekulovich Aitmatov was a Soviet Writer.

53. Yuryevich (M) meaning "son of Yury"; from Russian writer Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov.

54. Zinovyevna (F) meaning "daughter of Zinovy"; the middle name of writer Ayn Rand.

Famous Russian Middle Names From Pop Culture

Here are pop cultured inspired middle patronymic names.

55. Albertovna (F) meaning "daughter of Albert"; Tatyana Albertovna Arntgolts is a Russian theater actress.

56. Aleksandrovna (F) meaning "daughter of Aleksandro"; from Russian actress Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Klimova.

57. Anislavovna v(F) meaning "daughter of Anislav"; Nastasya Anislavovna Samburskaya is a Russian TV presenter and singer.

58. Antonovich (M) meaning "son of Anton"; César Antonovich Cui was a Russian music critic and artist.

59. Arsenyevich (M) meaning "son of Arseny"; Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky is a legendary film director.

60. Bogdanovna (F) meaning "daughter of Bogdan"; Mila Bogdanovna Jovovich is a Russian-origin American actress.

61. Borisovna (F) meaning "daughter of Boris"; Anna Borisovna Chipovskaya Russian singer and actress.

62. Feliksovna (F) meaning "daughter of Feliks"; Mathilda-Marie Feliksovna Kschessinskaya was a Russian-polish prima ballerina.

63. Garrievich (M) meaning "son of Garri"; Alfred Garrievich Schnittke is a Russian-German composer.

64. Georgievna (F) meaning "daughter of Georgi"; Lyanka Georgievna Gryu is a film actress.

65. Igorevna (F) meaning "daughter of Igor"; from Kristina Igorevna Asmus, a Russian theater actress.

66. Iosifovna (F) meaning "daughter of Iosif"; Olga Iosifovna Preobrajenska was a Russian ballerina and instructor.

67. Leonidovna (F) meaning "daughter of Leonid"; Anna Leonidovna Kovalchuk is a Russian actress.

68. Leonovich (M) meaning "son of Leon"; Mikael Leonovich Tariverdiev was a music composer.

69. Matveyevna (F) meaning "daughter of Matvey"; Anna Matveyevna Pavlova, a legendary Russian prima ballerina.

70. Mikhailovna (F) meaning "daughter of Mikhail": Irina Mikhailovna Baronova was a ballet dancer of international fame.

71. Muratovna (F) meaning "daughter of Murat"; Renata Muratovna Litvinova is a Russian director and actress.

72. Pavlovna (F) meaning "daughter of Pavlo"; Elizaveta Pavlovna Gerdt was a Russian classical dance teacher.

73. Platonovna (F) meaning "daughter of Platon"; Tamara Platonovna Karsavina was a famed prima ballerina from Russia.

74. Romanovna (F) meaning "daughter of Roman"; from prima ballerina Natalia Romanovna Makarova.

75. Sergeyevna (F) meaning "daughter of Sergey"; Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova is a Russian ballet dancer.

76. Teofilovich (M) meaning "son of Teofilo"; Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter is a Russian virtuoso pianist.

77. Valentinovna (F) meaning "daughter of Valentin"; Vera Valentinovna Alentova is a famed Russian actress.

78. Viktorovich (M) meaning "son of Viktor"; Anton Viktorovich Yelchin was a Russian-American actor.

79. Viktorovna (F) meaning "daughter of Viktor"; Svetlana Viktorovna Khodchenkova is a Russian actress. A beautiful example of female patronymics in names.

80. Vladimirovna (F) meaning "daughter of Vladimir"; Irina Vladimirovna Dvorovenko is a retired Russian ballet dancer.

81. Yakovlevich (M) meaning "son of Yakov"; Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin was a Russian composer.

82. Yakovlevna (F) meaning "daughter of Yakov"; Agrippina Yakovlevna Vaganova, a pioneering Russian ballet teacher

Famous Russian Middle Names From Sports

Middle patronymic names from Russian sportspeople are great too.

83. Alexeyevna (F) meaning "daughter of Alexey"; Anjelika Alexeyevna Krylova is a retired ice dancer.

84. Anatolyevich (M) meaning "son of Anatoly"; Roman Anatolyevich Pavlyuchenko, a footballer.

85. Bulatovna (F) meaning "daughter of Bulat"; Liliya Bulatovna Shobukhova is a long-distance runner.

86. Gadzhievna (F) meaning "daughter of Gadzhi"; from Russian pole vaulter, Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva.

87. Gennadiyevna (F) meaning "daughter of Gennadiy"; Yekaterina Gennadiyevna Volkova is a Russian runner.

88. Gennadyevich (M) meaning "son of Gennadiy"; Aleksandr Gennadiyevich Anyukov is a football coach and former Russian player.

89. Iskanderovna (F) meaning "daughter of Iskander"; Gulnara Iskanderovna Samitova-Galkina is a Russian runner.

90. Kimovich (M) meaning "son of Kim", from popular Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kimovich Kasparov.

91. Leontievna (F) meaning "daughter of Leonti"; Maria Leontievna Itkina is a retired runner.

92. Lvovich (M) meaning "son of Lvov"; from chess grandmaster Yuri Lvovic Averbakh.

93. Makarovich (M) meaning "son of Makar"; Yevgeni Makarovich Babich is an ice hockey player

94. Mubinovna (F) meaning "daughter of Mubin"; from tennis player Dinara Mubinovna Safina.

95. Nikolaevna (F) meaning "daughter of Nikola"; from Russian hurdler Natalya Nikolaevna Ivanova.

96. Olegovna (F) meaning "daughter of Oleg"; Kseniya Olegovna Ryzhova is a sprint athlete.

97. Valeryevna (F) meaning "daughter of Valery"; from Yelena Valeryevna Vyalbe, a former cross country skier.

98. Viacheslavovna (F) meaning "daughter of Viacheslav"; from Elena Viacheslavovna Dementieva, a former tennis player.

99. Vitalyevna (F) meaning "daughter of Vitali"; Maria Vitalyevna Verchenova is a golfer.

100. Yefimovich (M) meaning "son of Yefim"; from Russian gymnast Nikolai Yefimovich Andrianov.

101. Yevgenyevna (F) meaning "daughter of Yevgeny"; from Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya.

102. Yuryevna (F) meaning "daughter of Yury"; the middle name of Maria Sharapova, a popular Russian tennis star.

Kidadl has lots of great baby names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Russian middle names then why not take a look at something different like Slavic Last Names or Russian Pet Names.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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