Learn Russian online: Common names

Common names

Did you know there are more than 160 different spellings of the name Unique, such as Uneek, Uneqqee, and so on? Good news for a Russian student is you won't have to deal with anything similar in the Russian language. We use just a bunch of common names, and you can learn the most common of them, along with the patterns of forming last names, in this episode of Ruspod Shorts.


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Vocabulary

Александр
[ah-lyehk-SAHNDR]

Alexander

Александра
[ah-lyehk-SAHN-drah]

Alexandra

Саша, Саня, Шура
[SAH-sha, SAH-nyah, SHOO-rah]

short versions of "Alexander"

Сергей
[syer-GEY]

Sergey

Серёжа
[sye-RYOH-zhah]

a version of Sergey

Дмитрий
[DMEE-treey]

Dmitry

Дима
[DEE-mah]

version of Dmirty

Анастасия
[ah-nah-stah-SEE-yah]

Anastasia

Настя
[NAH-styah]

version of Anastasia

Елена
[yeh-LYEH-nah]

Elena

Лена
[LEYH-nah]

version of Elena

Ольга
[OH-lga]

Olga

Оля
[OH-lya]

version of Olya

Медведев
[myed-vyeh-DYEV]

Medvedev

медведь
[myed-vyehd']

a bear

Петр
[pyotr]

Peter

Петров
[pyet-ROHV]

Petrov