Russian Cat Names: 200+ Popular, Male, Female & Unique Name Ideas

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Strong Russian Names | Famous Russian People & Places | Female Russian Cat Names | Male Russian Cat Names | Unisex Russian Cat Names

To a feline lover, their cat is a creature full of adventure and mystery. Graceful, mischievous, sometimes cuddly but often aloof.

Cats deserve a great name with much more personality than “Puff,” “Fluffy,” or “Blackie.” Russian names, which offer meaningful choices with an exotic sound, provide excellent alternatives.

We have created a curated list to ad your naming process.

Strong Russian Names For Cats

Koshkas (cats in Russian) are the smaller relatives of lions and tigers, but they move about with confidence and act like royalty despite their size. In most homes, they rule the roost. Names such as “Peter the Great” or “Katherine the Great” are easy choices, but there are many others with a Russian flair.

Regal names for male cats: 

  • Alexander – defender of mankind
  • Danyl – hero
  • Kirill – lord
  • Maxim – means “the great”
  • Nikita – unconquered
  • Ratmir – peace protector
  • Rolan – famous throughout the lands
  • Rurik – noted ruler
  • Stepan – crown
  • Vasiliy – king
  • Viktor – conqueror

 Queenly names for female cats:

  • Adelaida – noble
  • Alexandra – defender of man
  • Antonina – priceless
  • Evgenia – born well
  • Nikita – unconquered
  • Panya – crown of laurels
  • Sashenka – defender
  • Tatiana – princess
  • Venus – Goddess
  • Vladlena – to rule

Names Of Famous Russian People And Places

Russia is the birthplace of many notables in politics, arts, science, and literature. The names of great Russians and great Russian cities might be apt cat names.

Given that cats are graceful, appropriate names might come from ballet greats like Anastasia Abramova, Svetlana Adyrkhaeva, Mikhail Baryshnikov, or George Balanchine.

Owners who love science might like to honor chemist Alexander Borodin, popular scientist Yakov Perelman, geologist Vladimir Vernadsky, or research Lina Stern by using their first or last name for a pet.

While Tchaikovsky may come to mind as a famous Russian composer that could serve as a cat name, there are singers, pianists, violinists, and other musicians of every era to inspire pet names. Antonina Abarinova (opera singer), Sergei Rachmaninoff (pianist), or Zedd (for Anton Zaslavski, songwriter and producer) come to mine, but a cat can be bestowed a modern name such as Pussy Riot.

Cat owners might warm to place names such as Kyiv, Moscow, Kazan, Samar, or Uta.

200+ Russian Cat Names – Male, Female & Unisex

Especially if you have a breed of cat hailing from Russia, you might want a name befitting their heritage. Cat breeds such as Russian Blue, Toybob, Kurilian bobtail, Siberian, Donskoy, Peterbald, or Neva Masquerade merit a name out of the ordinary.

Many choices are exotic, full of meaning, and Americanized versions are easy to pronounce.

You might consider names of the Slavic spirits of fate: Rozhanitsy (Givers of
life), Sudenitsy (Givers of fate), and Narechnitsy (Givers of destiny.) But that is just a starting point for exotic names.

Female Russian Cat Names

  • Agrafina -Feet first
  • Alina – Bright, beautiful
  • Alkonost – A mythical woman headed bird who lives in Iriy (heaven)
  • Alyona – Bright and shining light
  • Anastasia – Resurrection
  • Anoushka – Grace, favor
  • Anya – Grace
  • Baba Yaga – Mythical hag who flies through the air in a mortar
  • Babushka – Old woman
  • Bazhena – Wish
  • Bohdana – Gift from God
  • Cyzarine – Royalty
  • Dasha – Gods gift
  • Darya – common nickname for Dasha – Possessing Good
  • Dinara – Wealth
  • Dominika – From the lord
  • Doroteya – Gift of God
  • Ekaterina – Pure
  • Eva – Life
  • Faina – Shining, crown
  • Fayina – Free one
  • Feodora – Divine gift
  • Galina – Calm, tranquil
  • Inna – Rough stream
  • Innessa – Chaste, purity
  • Irina – Peace, peaceful
  • Jeirgif – Shining light
  • Karina – Pure, chaste
  • Katya – Pure, perfect
  • Kira – Leader of the people
  • Kisa – Kitty
  • Kiska – Pure
  • Klara – Clear, bright
  • Ksana – Praise be to God
  • Lada – Slavic goddess of beauty
  • Larisa – Fortress, cheerful
  • Luda / Ludmila – Love of the people
  • Manya – Bitter
  • Margarit – Pearl
  • Marina – Sea maiden
  • Marzann – Goddess of winter and death
  • Maya – Dream
  • Mila – Loved by the people
  • Mokosh – Goddess of fertility and protector of women in childbirth
  • Nadenka -Hope
  • Natalya – The birthday of Christ
  • Olga – Holy
  • Olya – Holy
  • Polina – Small, humble
  • Raisa – Easygoing
  • Sonechka – Wise
  • Sonya – Wisdom
  • Svetlana – Star
  • Taisiya – Clever
  • Tanya – Fairy princess
  • Tasha – Born at Christmas (Russian form of Natasha)
  • Ulyana – Youthful
  • Vania – God’s gift
  • Vanka – Grace, favored by God
  • Veruschka – Truth
  • Yana – God is gracious
  • Yekaterina – Pure, innocent (Russian form of
    Katherine)
  • Yelizaveta – Consecrated to God
  • Yulia – Youthful
  • Zorya – Goddess of dusk and dawn

Male Russian Cat Names

  • Power names for male cats, especially Russian breeds, include:
  • Adrik – Dark
  • Akim – God
  • Aleksandr / Alek – Defender of mankind
  • Alexi – Defender
  • Alik – Defender of mankind
  • Aloyoshenka – Defender of mankind
  • Alyosha – Defender of mankind
  • Anatolii / Anatoly – From the east
  • Andrei – Manly
  • Andrya – Manly
  • Antinko – Expressive
  • Anton – Highly praiseworthy
  • Arman – Army man
  • Arseny – Strong, virile
  • Azhdaya – Slavic demonic dragon
  • Baran – Ram
  • Bayun – Fictional cat from Russian fairy tales
  • Bazhen – Wish
  • Behemoth – Enormous cat from the novel The Master and Margarita
  • Berdy – Very intelligent
  • Bohdan – Gift from God
  • Bolodenka – Peaceful
  • Boris – One who fights for glory
  • Borya – Fighter
  • Boryenka – Fighter
  • Brends – Crowned with laurels
  • Brosno – Lake in Russia
  • Burian – Lives near the weeds
  • Cheslav – Lives in a strong camp
  • Chort – Russian demon
  • Czar – Emperor
  • Daniil – God is my judge
  • Danya – God’s gift
  • Dazhbog – Slavic god of sun
  • Dema – Calm
  • Dmitry / Dima – Follower of Demeter
  • Dominik – Belonging to God
  • Domovoy – Slavic house spirit
  • Edik – Rich protector
  • Egor – Farmer (Russian form of George)
  • Erik – Eternal ruler
  • Evgenii – Noble (Russian form of Eugene)
  • Fabi – Bean farmer
  • Fadey – Bold/brave
  • Fedor / Fedora – God’s gift
  • Fedya – God’s gift
  • Fedyenka – Gift from god (Russian form of Theodore)
  • Feliks – Lucky (Russian form of Felix)
  • Filip – Loves horses (Russian form of Philip)
  • Foma – Twin
  • Fredek – Peaceful ruler (Russian form of Frederick)
  • Fyodor -God’s gift
  • Ganya – Worships God
  • Gavrie – Man of God
  • Gavriil – Worships God
  • Gavrilovich – Worships God
  • Gennady – Generous, noble
  • Gregori – On the watch
  • Grigor – On the watch
  • Grigory – Watchful
  • Hedeon – Destroyer
  • Helge – Holy
  • Hors – Slavic god of the solar disc
  • Igor – Warrior of peace
  • Igoryok – Farmer
  • Ilya – My god is Jehovah
  • Iosif – Jehovah increases
  • Ivan – Gracious gift from God (Russian form of John
  • Jasha – Supplanter
  • Jermija – God’s appointed one
  • Karol – Strong
  • Karolek – Strong
  • Kiril – Noble
  • Kolenka – Of the conquering people
  • Konstantin – Constant
  • Kostya – Short for Konstantin – Meaning Constant
  • KostyaConstant
  • Laurente – Laurel (Russian form of Lawrence)
  • Lenya – Lion
  • Leonid – Lion-like
  • Leopold – Cat from the movie Leopold the Cat
  • Lev – Heart, lion
  • Likho – Demon of misfortune
  • Luka – Light
  • Lyonechka – Lion
  • Maks – Great
  • Maksimillian – Greatest
  • Marat – Desired
  • Marko – God of war
  • Matroskin – Talking cat from the TV show The Three from Prostokvashino
  • Matvey – God’s gift
  • Matvey- Gift of God
  • Maxim- The greatest
  • Mikhail – Who is like God
  • Moriz – Moorish
  • Motka – God’s gift
  • Nikolai – Victory of the people (Russian form of Nicholas)
  • Nika – Born on Sunday
  • Nikita – Victory of the people (Russian form of Nicholas)
  • Oleg – Holy
  • Ony – Eagle
  • Oriel – Eagle
  • Pabiyan – Bean farmer (Russian form of Fabian)
  • Pashenka – Little
  • Patenka – Stone
  • Pavel – Small
  • Pavlik – Little (Russian form of Paul)
  • Perun – Slavic god of thunder
  • Pyotr – Rock (Russian form of Peter)
  • Rodion – Song of the hero
  • Roman – Roman
  • Rurik – Noted ruler
  • Semyon – God is heard (Russian form of Simon)
  • Serge – An attendant
  • Simargl – Slavic god of fire and fertility
  • Slavik – Glory
  • Stanislav – Glory
  • Stefan – Crowned with laurels
  • Stravinski, Ig – Russian composer
  • Stribog – Son of Perun and god of winds, air, and sky
  • Svarog – Slavic fire god
  • Svarozhits – Slavic fire god, son of Svarog
  • Tchaikovsky- Russian composer
  • Tolenka – From the east
  • Tosya – Beyond expectation
  • Vadim – Powerful ruler
  • Valentin – Healthy, strong
  • Valerii – Brave
  • Vanechka – God’s gift
  • Vas – Royal
  • Veles – Slavic shapeshifter god
  • Veniamin – Son of the south
  • Viktor – Man of victory
  • Vladamir – Renowned prince
  • Vladislav – Has glory
  • Vodianoy – Russian water sprite
  • Vsevolod – Ruler of all
  • Vyacheslav – Has glory
  • Woof – Siamese cat from a Russian cartoon
  • Yegor – Warrior, farmer
  • Yuri – Light of God
  • Zakhar – God has remembered
  • Zoran – Dawn
  • Alexis – Defender
  • Hermitage – Homage to the Hermitage cats who reside in the Hermitage Museum
  • Koshechka – Kitty
  • Kot – Cat
  • Kotenok – Kitten

Unisex Russian Cat Names

  •  Misha – Godlike
  • Sasha – Helper and defender of mankind
  • Tuz – Ace

If you didn’t find enough inspiration here, click here to peruse our list of 180+ Russian Dog Names or the 200+ Most Popular Russian Names.

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