200+ Russian Cat Names for Male and Female Cats

Last Updated on December 28, 2021 by Julia Wilson

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.

Name

Meaning

Gender

AdrikDarkMale
AgrafinaFeet firstFemale
AkimGodMale
AleksandrDefender of mankindMale
AlexisDefenderUnisex
AlexiDefenderMale
AlikDefender of mankindMale
AlinaBright, beautifulFemale
AlkonostA mythical woman headed bird who lives in Iriy (heaven)Female
AlyonaBright and shining lightFemale
AloyoshenkaDefender of mankindMale
AlyoshaDefender of mankindMale
AnastasiaResurrectionFemale
AnatoliiFrom the eastMale
AndreiManlyMale
AndryaManlyMale
AnoushkaGrace, favourFemale
AntinkoExpressiveMale
AnyaGraceFemale
AntonHighly praiseworthyMale
ArmanArmy manMale
ArsenyStrong, virileMale
AzhdayaSlavic demonic dragonMale
Baba YagaMythical hag who flies through the
air in a mortar
Female
BabushkaOld womanFemale
BaranRamMale
BayunFictional cat from Russian fairy
tales
Male
BazhenWishMale
BazhenaWishFemale
BehemothEnormous cat from the novel The
Master and Margarita
Male
BerdyVery intelligentMale
BohdanGift from GodMale
BohdanaGift from GodFemale
BolodenkaPeacefulMale
BorisOne who fights for gloryMale
BoryaFighterMale
BoryenkaFighterMale
BrendsCrowned with laurelsMale
BrosnoLake in RussiaMale
BurianLives near the weedsMale
CheslavLives in a strong campMale
ChortRussian demonMale
CzarEmperorMale
CyzarineRoyaltyFemale
DaniilGod is my judgeMale
DanyaGod’s giftMale
DazhbogSlavic god of sunMale
DemaCalmMale
DinaraWealthFemale
DmitryFollower of DemeterMale
DominikBelonging to GodMale
DominikaFrom the lordFemale
DomovoySlavic house spiritMale
DoroteyaGift of GodFemale
EdikRich protectorMale
EgorFarmer (Russian form of George)Male
ErikEternal rulerMale
EvaLifeFemale
EvgeniiNoble (Russian form of Eugene)Male
FabiBean farmerMale
FadeyBold/braveMale
FainaShining, crownFemale
FayinaFree oneFemale
FedorGod’s giftMale
FedyaGod’s giftMale
FedyenkaGift from god (Russian form of Theodore)Male
FeliksLucky (Russian form of Felix)Male
FeodoraDivine giftFemale
FilipLoves horses (Russian form of Philip)Male
FomaTwinMale
FredekPeaceful ruler (Russian form of Frederick)Male
FyodorGod’s giftMale
GalinaCalm, tranquilFemale
GanyaWorships GodMale
GavrieMan of GodMale
GavriilWorships GodMale
GavrilovichWorships GodMale
GennadyGenerous, nobleMale
GregoriOn the watchMale
GrigorOn the watchMale
GrigoryWatchfulMale
HedeonDestroyerMale
HelgeHolyMale
HermitageHomage to the Hermitage cats who reside in the Hermitage MuseumUnisex
HorsSlavic god of the solar discMale
IgorWarrior of peaceMale
IgoryokFarmerMale
IlyaMy god is JehovahMale
InnessaChaste, purityFemale
InnaRough streamFemale
IosifJehovah increasesMale
IrinaPeace, peacefulFemale
IvanGracious gift from God (Russian
form of John)
Male
JashaSupplanterMale
JeirgifShining lightFemale
JermijaGod’s appointed oneMale
KarinaPure, chasteFemale
KarolStrongMale
KarolekStrongMale
KatyaPure, perfectFemale
KiraLeader of the peopleFemale
KirilNobleMale
KisaKittyFemale
KiskaPureFemale
KlaraClear, brightFemale
KolenkaOf the conquering peopleMale
KonstantineConstantMale
KoshechkaKittyUnisex
KostyaConstantMale
KotCatUnisex
KotenokKittenUnisex
KsanaPraise be to GodFemale
LadaSlavic goddess of beautyFemale
LarisaFortress, cheerfulFemale
LaurenteLaurel (Russian form of Lawrence)Male
LenyaLionMale
LeonidLion-likeMale
LeopoldCat from the movie Leopold the CatMale
LevHeart, lionMale
LikhoDemon of misfortuneMale
LudaLove of the peopleFemale
LukaLightMale
LyonechkaLionMale
MaksGreatMale
MaksimillianGreatestMale
ManyaBitterFemale
MaratDesiredMale
MargaritaPearlFemale
MarinaSea maidenFemale
MarkoGod of warMale
MarzannaGoddess of winter and deathFemale
MatroskinTalking cat from the TV show The
Three from Prostokvashino
Male
MatveyGod’s giftMale
MaximThe greatestMale
MayaDreamFemale
MatveyGift of GodMale
MikhailWho is like GodMale
MilaLoved by the peopleFemale
MishaGod likeUnisex
MokoshGoddess of fertility and protector
of women in childbirth
Female
MorizMoorishMale
MotkaGod’s giftMale
NadenkaHopeFemale
NatalyaThe birthday of ChristFemale
NicolaiVictory of the people (Russian form
of Nicholas)
Male
NikaBorn on SundayMale
NikitaVictory of the people (Russian form
of
Nicholas)
Male
OlegHolyMale
OlgaHolyFemale
OnyEagleMale
OrielEagleMale
PabiyanBean farmer (Russian form of Fabian)Male
PashenkaLittleMale
PavelSmallMale
PavlikLittle (Russian form of Paul)Male
PatenkaStoneMale
PerunSlavic god of thunderMale
PolinaSmall, humbleFemale
PyotrRock (Russian form of Peter)Male
RaisaEasygoingFemale
RodionSong of the heroMale
RomanRomanMale
Rozhanitsy (Givers of
life
), Sudenitsy (Givers of fate), and Narechnitsy (Givers of destiny)
Slavic spirits of fateFemale
RurikNoted rulerMale
RusalkaSlavic water nymphFemale
SashaHelper and defender of mankindUnisex
SemyonGod is heard (Russian form of
Simon)
Male
SergeAn attendantMale
SimarglSlavic god of fire and fertilityMale
SlavikGloryMale
SonechkaWiseFemale
SonyaWisdomFemale
StanislavGloryMale
StefanCrowned with laurelsMale
Stravinski, IgorRussian composerMale
StribogSon of Perun and god of winds, air
and sky
Male
SvarozhitsSlavic fire god, son of SvarogMale
SvarogSlavic fire godMale
SvetlanaStarFemale
TaisiyaCleverFemale
TanyaFairy princessFemale
TashaBorn at Christmas (Russian form of
Natasha)
Female
TchaikovskyRussian composerMale
TolenkaFrom the eastMale
TosyaBeyond expectationMale
TuzAceUnisex
UlyanaYouthfulFemale
VadimPowerful rulerMale
ValentinHealthy, strongMale
ValeriiBraveMale
VanechkaGod’s giftMale
VankaGrace, favoured by GodFemale
VaniaGod’s giftFemale
VasRoyalMale
VelesSlavic shapeshifter godMale
ViktorMan of victoryMale
VeniaminSon of the southMale
VeruschkaTruthFemale
VladamirRenowned princeMale
VladislavHas gloryMale
VodianoyRussian water spriteMale
VsevolodRuler of allMale
VyacheslavHas gloryMale
WoofSiamese cat from a Russian cartoonMale
YekaterinaPure, innocent (Russian form of
Katherine)
Female
YelizavetaConsecrated to GodFemale
YanaGod is graciousFemale
YegorWarrior, farmerMale
YuliaYouthfulFemale
YuriLight of GodMale
ZakharGod has rememberedMale
ZoranDawnMale
ZoryaGoddess of dusk and dawnFemale