200+ Russian Cat Names for Male and Female Cats

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  • Are you looking for a Russian themed cat name, 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.

    The list below contains both male and female Russian names, their meaning as well as variations 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 Male
    Agrafina Feet first Female
    Akim God Male
    Aleksandr Defender of mankind Male
    Alexis Defender Unisex
    Alexi Defender Male
    Alik Defender of mankind Male
    Alina Bright, beautiful Female
    Alkonost A mythical woman headed bird who lives in Iriy (heaven) Female
    Alyona Bright and shining light Female
    Aloyoshenka Defender of mankind Male
    Alyosha Defender of mankind Male
    Anastasia Resurrection Female
    Anatolii From the east Male
    Andrei Manly Male
    Andrya Manly Male
    Anoushka Grace, favour Female
    Antinko Expressive Male
    Anya Grace Female
    Anton Highly praiseworthy Male
    Arman Army man Male
    Arseny Strong, virile Male
    Azhdaya Slavic demonic dragon Male
    Baba Yaga Mythical hag who flies through the
    air in a mortar
    Babushka Old woman Female
    Baran Ram Male
    Bayun Fictional cat from Russian fairy
    Bazhen Wish Male
    Bazhena Wish Female
    Behemoth Enormous cat from the novel The
    Master and Margarita
    Berdy Very intelligent Male
    Bohdan Gift from God Male
    Bohdana Gift from God Female
    Bolodenka Peaceful Male
    Boris One who fights for glory Male
    Borya Fighter Male
    Boryenka Fighter Male
    Brends Crowned with laurels Male
    Brosno Lake in Russia Male
    Burian Lives near the weeds Male
    Cheslav Lives in a strong camp Male
    Chort Russian demon Male
    Czar Emperor Male
    Cyzarine Royalty Female
    Daniil God is my judge Male
    Danya God’s gift Male
    Dazhbog Slavic god of sun Male
    Dema Calm Male
    Dinara Wealth Female
    Dmitry Follower of Demeter Male
    Dominik Belonging to God Male
    Dominika From the lord Female
    Domovoy Slavic house spirit Male
    Doroteya Gift of God Female
    Edik Rich protector Male
    Egor Farmer (Russian form of George) Male
    Erik Eternal ruler Male
    Eva Life Female
    Evgenii Noble (Russian form of Eugene) Male
    Fabi Bean farmer Male
    Fadey Bold/brave Male
    Faina Shining, crown Female
    Fayina Free one Female
    Fedor God’s gift Male
    Fedya God’s gift Male
    Fedyenka Gift from god (Russian form of Theodore) Male
    Feliks Lucky (Russian form of Felix) Male
    Feodora Divine gift Female
    Filip Loves horses (Russian form of Philip) Male
    Foma Twin Male
    Fredek Peaceful ruler (Russian form of Frederick) Male
    Fyodor God’s gift Male
    Galina Calm, tranquil Female
    Ganya Worships God Male
    Gavrie Man of God Male
    Gavriil Worships God Male
    Gavrilovich Worships God Male
    Gennady Generous, noble Male
    Gregori On the watch Male
    Grigor On the watch Male
    Grigory Watchful Male
    Hedeon Destroyer Male
    Helge Holy Male
    Hermitage Homage to the Hermitage cats who reside in the Hermitage Museum Unisex
    Hors Slavic god of the solar disc Male
    Igor Warrior of peace Male
    Igoryok Farmer Male
    Ilya My god is Jehovah Male
    Innessa Chaste, purity Female
    Inna Rough stream Female
    Iosif Jehovah increases Male
    Irina Peace, peaceful Female
    Ivan Gracious gift from God (Russian
    form of John)
    Jasha Supplanter Male
    Jeirgif Shining light Female
    Jermija God’s appointed one Male
    Karina Pure, chaste Female
    Karol Strong Male
    Karolek Strong Male
    Katya Pure, perfect Female
    Kira Leader of the people Female
    Kiril Noble Male
    Kisa Kitty Female
    Kiska Pure Female
    Klara Clear, bright Female
    Kolenka Of the conquering people Male
    Konstantine Constant Male
    Koshechka Kitty Unisex
    Kostya Constant Male
    Kot Cat Unisex
    Kotenok Kitten Unisex
    Ksana Praise be to God Female
    Lada Slavic goddess of beauty Female
    Larisa Fortress, cheerful Female
    Laurente Laurel (Russian form of Lawrence) Male
    Lenya Lion Male
    Leonid Lion-like Male
    Leopold Cat from the movie Leopold the Cat Male
    Lev Heart, lion Male
    Likho Demon of misfortune Male
    Luda Love of the people Female
    Luka Light Male
    Lyonechka Lion Male
    Maks Great Male
    Maksimillian Greatest Male
    Manya Bitter Female
    Marat Desired Male
    Margarita Pearl Female
    Marina Sea maiden Female
    Marko God of war Male
    Marzanna Goddess of winter and death Female
    Matroskin Talking cat from the TV show The
    Three from Prostokvashino
    Matvey God’s gift Male
    Maxim The greatest Male
    Maya Dream Female
    Matvey Gift of God Male
    Mikhail Who is like God Male
    Mila Loved by the people Female
    Misha God like Unisex
    Mokosh Goddess of fertility and protector
    of women in childbirth
    Moriz Moorish Male
    Motka God’s gift Male
    Nadenka Hope Female
    Natalya The birthday of Christ Female
    Nicolai Victory of the people (Russian form
    of Nicholas)
    Nika Born on Sunday Male
    Nikita Victory of the people (Russian form
    Oleg Holy Male
    Olga Holy Female
    Ony Eagle Male
    Oriel Eagle Male
    Pabiyan Bean farmer (Russian form of Fabian) Male
    Pashenka Little Male
    Pavel Small Male
    Pavlik Little (Russian form of Paul) Male
    Patenka Stone Male
    Perun Slavic god of thunder Male
    Polina Small, humble Female
    Pyotr Rock (Russian form of Peter) Male
    Raisa Easygoing Female
    Rodion Song of the hero Male
    Roman Roman Male
    Rozhanitsy (Givers of
    ), Sudenitsy (Givers of fate), and Narechnitsy (Givers of destiny)
    Slavic spirits of fate Female
    Rurik Noted ruler Male
    Rusalka Slavic water nymph Female
    Sasha Helper and defender of mankind Unisex
    Semyon God is heard (Russian form of
    Serge An attendant Male
    Simargl Slavic god of fire and fertility Male
    Slavik Glory Male
    Sonechka Wise Female
    Sonya Wisdom Female
    Stanislav Glory Male
    Stefan Crowned with laurels Male
    Stravinski, Igor Russian composer Male
    Stribog Son of Perun and god of winds, air
    and sky
    Svarozhits Slavic fire god, son of Svarog Male
    Svarog Slavic fire god Male
    Svetlana Star Female
    Taisiya Clever Female
    Tanya Fairy princess Female
    Tasha Born at Christmas (Russian form of
    Tchaikovsky Russian composer Male
    Tolenka From the east Male
    Tosya Beyond expectation Male
    Tuz Ace Unisex
    Ulyana Youthful Female
    Vadim Powerful ruler Male
    Valentin Healthy, strong Male
    Valerii Brave Male
    Vanechka God’s gift Male
    Vanka Grace, favoured by God Female
    Vania God’s gift Female
    Vas Royal Male
    Veles Slavic shapeshifter god Male
    Viktor Man of victory Male
    Veniamin Son of the south Male
    Veruschka Truth Female
    Vladamir Renowned prince Male
    Vladislav Has glory Male
    Vodianoy Russian water sprite Male
    Vsevolod Ruler of all Male
    Vyacheslav Has glory Male
    Woof Siamese cat from a Russian cartoon Male
    Yekaterina Pure, innocent (Russian form of
    Yelizaveta Consecrated to God Female
    Yana God is gracious Female
    Yegor Warrior, farmer Male
    Yulia Youthful Female
    Yuri Light of God Male
    Zakhar God has remembered Male
    Zoran Dawn Male
    Zorya Goddess of dusk and dawn Female

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