200 Male Russian Cat Names and Their Meanings

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  • Are you looking for a Russian themed name for a male cat, or have you adopted a Russian cat and want to pay homage to its origins? The Russian language is one of the most beautiful languages with a huge number of potential cat names to choose from.

    Russia is home to a number of well-known cat breeds which includes the Russian Blue, Toybob, Kurilian bobtail, Siberian, Donskoy, Peterbald and Neva Masquerade.



    Adrik Dark
    Akim God
    Alexis Defender
    Alexi Defender
    Alik Defender of mankind
    Aloyoshenka Defender of mankind
    Alyosha Defender of mankind
    Anatolii From the east
    Andrei Manly
    Andrya Manly
    Antinko Expressive
    Anton Highly praiseworthy
    Arkadi Arcadia
    Arman Army man
    Arseny Strong, virile
    Artyon Russian variation of Artemis
    Azhdaya Slavic demonic dragon
    Baran Ram
    Bayun Fictional cat from Russian fairy tales
    Bazhen Wish
    Behemoth Enormous cat from the novel The Master and Margarita
    Berdy Very intelligent
    Bogdan Gift from God
    Bolodenka Peaceful
    Boris One who fights for glory
    Borya Fighter
    Boryenka Fighter
    Brends Crowned with laurels
    Brosno Lake in Russia
    Burian Lives near the weeds
    Cheslav Lives in a strong camp
    Chort Russian demon
    Czar Emperor
    Daniil God is my judge
    Danya God’s gift
    Dazhbog Slavic god of sun
    Dema Calm
    Dmitry Follower of Demeter
    Dominik Belonging to God
    Domovoy Slavic house spirit
    Edik Rich protector
    Efim Fair speech
    Egor Farmer (Russian form of George)
    Ely Ascended
    Erik Eternal ruler
    Ermolai People of Hermes
    Evgenii Noble (Russian form of Eugene)
    Fabi Bean farmer
    Fadey Bold/brave
    Falaley Flourishing people
    Faustin Fortunate one
    Fedor God’s gift
    Fedya God’s gift
    Fedyenka Gift from god (Russian form of
    Feliks Lucky (Russian form of Felix)
    Filip Loves horses (Russian form of
    Foma Twin
    Fredek Peaceful ruler (Russian form of
    Fyodor God’s gift
    Ganei Noble, generous
    Ganya Worships God
    Gavrie Man of God
    Gavriil Worships God
    Gavrilovich Worships God
    Gennady Generous, noble
    Gregori On the watch
    Grigor On the watch
    Grigory Watchful
    Hedeon Destroyer
    Helge Holy
    Hermitage Homage to the Hermitage cats who reside in the
    Hermitage Museum
    Hors Slavic god of the solar disc
    Igor Warrior of peace
    Igoryok Farmer
    Ilya My god is Jehovah
    Iosif Jehovah increases
    Isav Hairy
    Isidor Gift of Isis
    Itan Strong, firm
    Ivan Gracious gift from God (Russian
    form of John)
    Izya Gift of Isis
    Jasha Supplanter
    Jeirgif Shining light
    Jermija God’s appointed one
    Karina Pure, chaste
    Karol Strong
    Karolek Strong
    Katya Pure, perfect
    Kiprian Man of Cyprus
    Kir Sun
    Kira Leader of the people
    Kirill Noble
    Kirion The lord
    Kisa Kitty
    Kiska Pure
    Klara Clear, bright
    Kolenka Of the conquering people
    Konstantine Constant
    Koshechka Kitty
    Kostya Constant
    Kot Cat
    Kotenok Kitten
    Ksana Praise be to God
    Lada Slavic goddess of beauty
    Larisa Fortress, cheerful
    Lasar God is my helper
    Laurente Laurel (Russian form of Lawrence)
    From Laurentium
    Lenya Lion
    Leonid Lion-like
    Leonti Lion
    Leopold Cat from the movie Leopold the Cat
    Lev Heart, lion
    Likho Demon of misfortune
    Liodor Gift of the sun
    Lubov Loved
    Luda Love of the people
    Luka Light
    Lukan Light
    Lyonechka Lion
    Magomed Praiseworthy
    Makari Blessed
    Maks Great
    Maksimillian Greatest
    Manya Bitter
    Marat Desired
    Margarita Pearl
    Marina Sea maiden
    Marek Warlike
    Marko God of war
    Marzanna Goddess of winter and death
    Matroskin Talking cat from the TV show The Three from Prostokvashino
    Matvey God’s gift
    Maxim The greatest
    Maya Dream
    Matvey Gift of God
    Mikhail Who is like God
    Mila Loved by the people
    Miron Fragrant, an aromatic shrub, myrrh
    Misha God like
    Mitrofan Mother appearing, shining mother
    Moisey Delivered from the water
    Moriz Moorish
    Motka God’s gift
    Naum Comfort
    Nazar From Nazareth
    Nicolai Victory of the people (Russian form of Nicholas)
    Nika Born on Sunday
    Nikita Victory of the people (Russian form of Nicholas)
    Oleg Holy
    Ony Eagle
    Oriel Eagle
    Pabiyan Bean farmer (Russian form of Fabian)
    Pasha Small
    Pashenka Little
    Pavel Small
    Pavlik Little (Russian form of Paul)
    Patenka Stone
    Perun Slavic god of thunder
    Prokhor Leader of the dance
    Pyotr Rock (Russian form of Peter)
    Radimir Famously happy, happy world
    Renat Reborn
    Rodion Song of the hero
    Roman Roman
    Rurik Noted ruler
    Ruslan Lion
    Sasha Helper and defender of mankind
    Saveliy Sabine
    Savvel Russian variation of Saul
    Semyon God is heard (Russian form of Simon)
    Serafin Fiery
    Serge An attendant
    Simargl Slavic god of fire and fertility
    Slavik Glory
    Stanislav Glory
    Stefan Crowned with laurels
    Stravinski, Igor Russian composer
    Stribog Son of Perun and god of winds, air
    and sky
    Svarozhits Slavic fire god, son of Svarog
    Svarog Slavic fire god
    Tchaikovsky Russian composer
    Tolenka From the east
    Tosya Beyond expectation
    Tuz Ace
    Vadim Powerful ruler
    Valentin Healthy, strong
    Valerii Brave
    Vanechka God’s gift
    Vanya Russian diminutive of John
    Vas Royal
    Veles Slavic shape shifter god
    Vasili Royal
    Vikenti Conquering
    Viktor Man of victory
    Vitaliy Life
    Veniamin Son of the south
    Vladamir Renowned prince
    Vladislav Has glory
    Vodianoy Russian water sprite
    Vsevolod Ruler of all
    Vyacheslav Has glory
    Woof Siamese cat from a Russian cartoon
    Yarik Fierce and glorious
    Yasha Supplanter
    Yegor Warrior, farmer
    Yuli Youthful
    Yulian Youthful
    Yuri Light of God
    Zakhar God has remembered
    Zinovy Life of Zeus
    Zoran Dawn

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    • Julia Wilson is the founder of Cat-World, and has researched and written over 1,000 articles about cats. She is a cat expert with over 20 years of experience writing about a wide range of cat topics, with a special interest in cat health, welfare and preventative care. Julia lives in Sydney with her family, four cats and two dogs. Full author bio