What’s Your Russian Name?

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Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The Russian language is a remarkably old one with roots in many other languages that dominated that part of the world at the time. It's closely related to Ukranian and Belarussian. The Cyrillic alphabet it uses dates back to around the year 862, so when you talk about Russian you're talking about something with some roots. There's a heartiness there and really, that makes sense. Look at where Russia sits on the map, look at what the most famous parts of the country are like. No wishy-washy people live in Siberia. That's a land that forges strong, determined and resilient individuals. So you should have a strong, determined and resilient name if you want to fit in. Good thing a lot of Russian names fit the bill!

Russian names have just as many meanings as names from elsewhere in the world, but there's something so concise about them. Like Boris, which means battle, or Oleg, which means holy. Svetlana means blessed or light, while Anastasia means resurrection. Those are powerful names! And they really cut to the chase with a poetic flare you only get from the Russian language. So put aside your everyday name and take a swing at this quiz to see which Russian name is the one for you!

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