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Introduction

Looking for Russian names for your dog? How about names that are super popular in Moscow? It may be snowy and cold, even controversial, but Russia is beautiful too. And there's no disputing that they have quite the history and culture. This is a country with amazing nesting dolls and food, known for fine dining and intricate architecture! Talk about grand. So, go ahead! Name your dog with a Russian name! The following is a collection of 60 of the most popular names in Moscow, 30 male, and 30 female. There's an idea for everyone, from girly names, to very traditional. 

Moscow Dog Names in Pop Culture

Moscow Dog Name Considerations

When people name their dogs, they consider a few things. They may consider the dog's gender, breed, appearance, or preferences (for example, favorite toy vs the one he never even glances at). Of course, this depends entirely on the person's unique circumstance. If you have the dog already and you have access to this type of information, it's easy. 

But not everyone chooses to name their dog after adoption. Most people do things all at once, so as to ensure the dog isn't nameless for a week or more. But, that's okay! If you haven't adopted the dog yet, and you need Russian name ideas, you came to the right place. Sift through these names, all popular in Moscow, and select the female name, and male name, that speak to you. Two, because you don't know which gender your dog will be. 

And don't stress about the name not being carefully selected on the dog's unique details. At the end of the day, it's all about choosing a name that speaks to you. A name you won't mind saying day after day. And most importantly, a name that preferably provides some sort of warmth, comfort, or nostalgia. Meaning is everything, after all. 

Male Moscow Dog Names

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Artem
Greek for "unscathed"; one of the top ten most popular names in Moscow
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Aleksandr
It's been popular since forever, and only recently fell being in popularity to "Artem"; Greek for "defender"
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Maksim
One of the top three names for males in Moscow; Latin for "the greatest"
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Ivan
Old Hebrew for "God is merciful"; it's popularity has diminished, but it's still one of the top four names used in Moscow
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Mikhail
Old Hebrew for "who is like God"; gets more and more popular every year
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Daniil
Hebrew for "God is my judge"; refers to the prophet whose faith kept him safe in a den of hungry lions
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Artyom
Ancient Greek in origin, derived from Artemios; means "dedicated to Artemis," the goddess of the hunt
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Maxim
Roman for "the greatest"; derived from the family name Maximus
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Malchik
Russian in origin, this means "boy"
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Putin
Refers to Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia
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Vlad
Refers to Vladimir Lenin, the Russian communist revolutionary
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Rasputin
The Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man
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Boris
A Soviet politician and the first President of the Russian Federation
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Gorbachev
The eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union
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Sobaka
The general Russian term for "dog"
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Moscow
The capital of Russia of course, with about 13.2 million residents
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Petersburg
Refers to Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city
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Baltic
The Baltic Sea is right there, and its port is in Saint Petersburg
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Novgorod
An important historical city in Russia, holds a lot of meaning for natives
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Baikal
Refers to the Lake Baikal, located in southern Siberia
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Volgograd
An important industrial city, which helps many residents have essential living needs
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Tomsk
One of the oldest towns in Siberia, holds a lot of history
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Kremlin
A fortified complex in Moscow that serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation
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Elbrus
The highest mountain in Russia and all of Europe
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Ural
Refers to the Ural Mountains, which run north and south; western Russia
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Suzdal
Town and administrative center of Suzdalsky District
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Traktor
That's right, it's the Russian word for tractor, and it's super popular in Russia
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Tsezar
It means Caesar in Russian, and it's also huge
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Kosmos
Refers to space, and it's also surprisingly popular in Russia
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Avanchel
Short for Avant-guard of Humanity

Female Moscow Dog Names

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Sophia
Greek for "wisdom"; it's very popular in Moscow, but has fallen in popularity as of late
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Maria
It's one of the most popular names in the world, and Russia is no exception; refers to the Virgin Mary
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Anastasia
Greek for "resurrected"; super common in all of Russia, especially Moscow
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Anna
Old Hebrew for "grace"; one of the top five female names in Moscow
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Daria
Persian for "kind, supportive"; one of the top five names in Moscow
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Baltika
The female version of Baltic, referring to the Baltic Sea
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Siberia
A large, cold region at the top of Russia
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Sochi
A Russian city located on the Black Sea; the 2014 Winter Olympics were hosted here
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Saratov
Popular Russian city with a major port on the Volga River
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Volga
A spin on the name Olga, refers to the Volga River in Saratov
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Mariinsky
The theatre for opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg
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Ufa
The capital city of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia
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Moskva
Refers to the Moskva River in western Russia
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Luchik
Translates to "little ray of light" in Russian
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Molodaya Zenchina
May need to shorten it; translates to "young girl"
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Schenok
The Russian word for "puppy," which is affectionate
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Sakharok
Affectionate phrase that means "my sugar"
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Sharapova
Refers to Maria Sharapova, the Russian-American pro tennis player
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Kournikova
Refers to Anna Kournikova, the Russian former pro tennis player
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Iriska
The Russian word for "toffee"; perfect if your dog is light to medium brown in color
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Knyazhna
It means "princess" in Russian
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Kroha
It means "little one" in Russian, how cute
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Krasa
The Russian word for "beauty"
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Kukla
The Russian word for "doll"
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Lapa
It means "darling" in Russian
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Molniya
The Russian word for "lightning"; perfect for the fast dog
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Pampushka
The Russian word for "fatty"; ideal for the plushy, but gorgeous dog
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Pyshka
It means "puff" in Russian; perfect for dogs who have very thick, puffy coats
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Sol'ka
It means "little sun" in Russian; perfect for dogs with golden coats
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Shalunya
Translates to "playful girl" in Russian

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