Cat Names in Russia

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Russian cat names are a great option if you're searching for a unique or uncommon name for your new kitten or adult cat. Many fantastic name options for your cat or kitten may be found in Russia's beautiful language and fascinating history and culture.

You might also be shocked to learn that numerous cat breeds originated in Russia. The silver-haired cat and the plush-coated are well-known, but certain Russian cat breeds, such as the hairless cat and the Kurilian Bobtail, which has a naturally stumpy, pom-pom tail, are rare and odd.

Whether you own a Russian cat breed, have Russian roots yourself or just like Russia, a Russian moniker is unique and fitting for almost any cat.

Tips for Choosing Russian Cat Names

Consider your cat's distinctive characteristics, such as color, sex, and personality, while naming him or her. Many Russian names are Russianized versions of names from other languages. Knowing the meaning of a name you like might help you choose whether or not it is appropriate for your cat.

The choices for Russian cat names are nearly unlimited, but you have to start somewhere, so we've compiled a list of 82 fantastic Russian cat names, complete with meanings and divided into male and female categories. We've also included some Russian names that are particularly suitable for cats and kittens of various ages, sizes, colors, and genders, just for fun. Have fun reading our Russian cat name lists in quest of a distinctive Russian name for your new kitten or cat!

Russian Cat Names for Male Cats

Classic masculine Russian names are wonderful choices for boy cats and kittens. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration:

  • Aleksandr (defender of mankind)
  • Alek (short for Aleksandr)
  • Alyosha (nickname for Aleksandr)
  • Arseni (manly)
  • Bazhen (wish)
  • Dima (nickname for Dmitry)
  • Evgeni (well born)
  • Feodor (gift from God)
  • Feliks (Russian form of Felix, meaning “lucky”)
  • Grisha (nickname for Grigory, which means “watchful”)
  • Igor (warrior of peace)
  • Ivan (God is gracious)
  • Konstantin (constant, steadfast)
  • Kostya (nickname for Konstantin)
  • Luka (Russian form of Lucas or Luke, meaning “light”)
  • Maksim (greatest)
  • Mikhail (follower of god)
  • Misha (a form of Michael, which means “who is like the Lord.” In Russian, Misha also means bear cub)
  • Mstislav (vengeance and glory)
  • Nikolai (a form of Nicholas, meaning “victorious” or “conqueror of the people”) 
  • Pyotr (Russian form of Peter, meaning “rock”)
  • Stanislav (standing in glory)
  • Valentin (strong, vigorous)
  • Vladimir (of great power, ruler of the world)
  • Vladislav (rules in glory)
  • Volya (will, freedom)
  • Yaroslav (fierce and glorious)

Russian Cat Names for Female Cats

Try out one of these feminine Russian names for your girl cat or . With so many lovely names, it might be hard to choose:

  • Alyonushka (nickname for Yelena)
  • Anastasia (resurrection)
  • Anna (grace)
  • Anya (nickname for Anna)
  • Bronislava (protection and glory)
  • Darya (possessing good)
  • Dasha (nickname for Darya)
  • Dunya (well pleased)
  • Ekaterina (pure)
  • Evgenia (Russian form of Eugenia, meaning “noble”)
  • Fedora (gift of God)
  • Galina (calm, tranquil)
  • Irina (peace)
  • Isidora (gift of Isis)
  • Katenka (nickname for Ekaterina)
  • Katya (pure)
  • Lena (nickname for Yelena)
  • Ludmila (love of the people)
  • Margosha (Russian form of Margaret, meaning “pearl”)
  • Marina (from the sea)
  • Masha (nickname for Maria)
  • Mila (dear)
  • Nadezhda (hope)
  • Nadina (hope)
  • Nataliya (version of Natasha; means born on Christmas day)
  • Olya (hearty, holy)
  • Rada (pleased)
  • Slava (glory)
  • Sonya (wisdom)
  • Svetlana (luminescent)
  • Tanya (praiseworthy)
  • Yelena (shining light)

More Russian Cat Names (Just for Fun)

When you name your cat "kitten" or "lion" in another language, it's far from dull. Check out these Russian cat name ideas derived from basic concepts that may suit practically any cat: From names that convey your love and enthusiasm for cats to names that are a play on words:

  • Anatoly (sunrise)
  • Anton (worthy of praise)
  • Boris (wolf)
  • Gena (noble)
  • Igor (warrior)
  • Koshka (female cat)
  • Koshechka (female kitten)
  • Kot (male cat)
  • Kotik (male kitten)
  • Lev ()
  • Lyubov (love)
  • Milan (dear)
  • Myshka (little mouse)
  • Pavel (small, humble)
  • Pasha (nickname for Pavel)
  • Polina (little)
  • Rufina (red haired)
  • Rybka (little fish)
  • Solnyshko (small sun)
  • Timur (iron)
  • Zolotse (gold)
  • Zoya (life)
  • Zvezda (star)

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