Behind the Name: Russian Names (page 2)NESTOR . In Homer's 'Iliad' this was the name of the king of Pylos, famous for his great wisdom and longevity, who acted as a counselor to the Greek allies. NINA (1) . It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 1. This name also coincides with the Spanish word ni. Lenin was the founder of the former Soviet state. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names. OLEG . The Varangians brought this name from Scandinavia to Russia.
It was borne by an important 1. Grand Prince of Kiev. OLGA . The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 1. 0th- century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 1. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity. PYOTR . A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1.
RAISA (1) . This was the name of a saint and martyr killed in Alexandria during the early 4th- century persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. ROBERT . The Normans introduced this name to Britain, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hreodbeorht. It has been a very common English name since that time.. It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (1.
RUSLAN . The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy, their lands eventually taken over by the Romans after several wars. According to legend, the Romans abducted several Sabine women during a raid, and when the men came to rescue them, the women were able to make peace between the two groups. This name was borne by several early saints. SAVELIY . The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy. SOFIA . This is the name of a character in Leo Tolstoy's novel 'War and Peace' (1. English translation 1. STANISLAV . This was derived from the Hebrew word .
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In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.. Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1.
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Tamara Drasin (1. Tamara Geva (1. 90. Tamara Toumanova (1. English- speaking world. It was also borne by the Polish cubist painter Tamara de Lempicka (1. TARAS . Taras was an Italian city, now called Taranto, which was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC and was named for the Greek mythological figure Taras, a son of Poseidon. Saint Tarasios was an 8th- century bishop of Constantinople.
It was also borne by the Ukrainian writer and artist Taras Shevchenko (1. TATIANA . This was the name of a 3rd- century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English- speaking world until the 1. TIMUR . Timur, also known as Tamerlane (from Persian . It is used as a Russian form of BADEMUS, but it may actually be derived from the Slavic name VADIMIR or else from an Old Norse source.
VALENTIN . This was the name of a 3rd- century Roman emperor. Several saints also had this name, including a 2nd- century martyr of Lyons. VERA (1) . It has been in general use in the English- speaking world since the late 1.
VERONIKA . Vlad Dracula, a 1. Wallachia, was Bram Stoker's inspiration for the name of his vampire, Count Dracula. VLADILEN . The second element has also been associated with miru meaning .
This was the name of an 1. Grand Prince of Kiev who is venerated as a saint because of his efforts to Christianize his realm (Kievan Rus). It was also borne by the founder of the former Soviet state, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1. VLADLEN . This was the name of a daughter of Vsevolod I, Grand Prince of Kiev, who became the wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV.
YURIY . The Soviet cosmonaut Yuriy (or Yuri) Gagarin (1.
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