Russian Dog Names

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Introduction

So you have a new dog, and now you have the pleasure of bestowing a name on your new mate. Don't panic, its not that hard. Yes, it is a big responsibility, but here are some things to help you to choose. First of all, the name you choose should be one you will not get tired of. You will be using that name for many years, so make sure you like the sound of it. Secondly, get to know your dog before you just label him with any old name. You need to know what makes your dog special, what makes your dog tick? But if you have done all that and yet you still can't find a name that sounds neat, a name that is different, something with a bit of pizazs, then how trying about a name from another language? Russian names sound exotic, such as Pushinka which means little one, or Mushka which means little fly. Okay, the fly bit is, well - maybe weird, but then who among your friends speaks Russian? The name sounds cool, and your dog is cool, so one and one make a match!

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Russian Dog Name Considerations

Sometimes a dog name will just leap to mind and will totally suit your new furry friend. At other times, nothing seems to be good enough. It may be time to scope out names in another language for a unique, cool sounding name. One thing to be careful of here is that you source the meaning of that cool name. How embarrassing if it means something - well - embarrassing? Today people live all over the world; it truly is a global village. If you choose a Russian name for your dog, you may find you have people from Russia living next door. Do you really want them to come over and tell you that the name you yell out for your dog means something very offensive? Do your homework first before going with an exotic name. Other than that, go for it. Naming your dog in another language is a very original idea. Check out the list of Russian names we have compiled for names you could use for your dog.

Male Russian Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Vadim
A ruler - like your dog who rules your heart
5
Mordash
Means big face - perhaps they mean a Rottweiler or a St. Bernard?
5
Tolstoy
The name of a famous Russian writer
5
Kazan
Russian city Capital of Tatarstan
5
Slava
A person of fame
4
Ataman
Means Cossack Chief - a person of importance
4
Ivan
A classic Russian name or Ivan the Terrible - a ruthless leader from days gone by
4
Malchik
This unique name is original for sure and means boy
4
Boris
A tough sounding name and so it should be - it means strong or to fight
4
Pasha
A nice name meaning small and humble
4
Taras
The god Poseidon's son - a cute name for a dog
3
Grom
This Russian word means thunder
3
Velikan
Means a giant - enough said
3
Yana
After the Yana River in Siberia - a simple effective name for a dog
3
Danya
A gift of God - perfect for a little boy
3
Maksim
Means the greatest
3
Rasputin
An infamous Russian Mystic
2
Kapitan
As in the Captain in English
2
Rebus
This word means a puzzle - ideal for a cute small dog
1
Amur
Short and cute, it is the name of a Siberian River
1
Mansi
After a tribe in Ugra Region where Husky dogs are part of the family and treasured
0
Kodiak
This name means an Island, but is cute sounding
0
Vadik
The term for a ruler
-1
Bolshoi
This name means big - as in the Russian Caucasian Mountain Dog
-1
Kazak
Means Cossack, a person from Ukraine or Southern Russia known for their horsemanship and military skills
-1
Czar
An Emperor or a dog who rules your home with a strong will
-1
Rahil
This word means quiet, or a little lamb
-1
Mushka
A lovely little name meaning little fly
-2
Chernysh
This interesting name means Blackie - perfect for a black Labrador

Female Russian Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Galina
A dog who is serene
5
Kara
A lovely name meaning the sea
5
Tula
City close to Moscow
5
Roza
A rose blossom sweet and fragrant
4
Matrona
A word that means lady-like, sweet, well mannered
4
Annushka
I just love the sound of this one, it means gracious and merciful
3
Mooshka
A cute name meaning sweet and adorable, like your dog
3
Lena
A river in Siberia
3
Karina
Means pure and chaste - much like a cute puppy all round and soft
2
Zoya
A simple name meaning neuterer
1
Tuzik
This originates from a Russian surname but sounds so cool
1
Azhur
A lovely name meaning lace
1
Strelka
Meaning little arrow
1
Sasha
A popular Russian name
1
Sarik
A sweet name meaning little ball, describes your pet perfectly
1
Ursa
This means a bear - good for a fluffy female dog
1
Lizaveta
Translated means a promise of God - perfect for a dog
1
Lizka
Short for the name Elizaveta - both are lovely sounding names
0
Nikita
The name means a girl born on Sunday
0
Iriskla
It means a sweet toffee
0
Irina
A lovely name that means peace
0
Polina
Tiny or petite is the meaning, perfect for a small bundle of Bichon Frise
-1
Ivana
A feminine version of Ivan (as in Ivan the Terrible?) but it sounds nice
-2
Monya
A lovely name often used for a pet
-2
Pushka
Named after a Russian poet
-2
Jelena
A musical sounding name that means shining light
-2
Rufina
A woman (or dog in this case) with red hair
-3
Fayina
Means free and loves the outdoors
-3
Narkissa
Very pretty, means daffodil
-3
Gavrilla
A unique name meaning God (and my dog) is my strength
-4
Krasa
Short and cute meaning beauty

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