Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

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Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby Maria » Thu 6 February 2014 5:14 am

I did not want to clutter Alexander Kuzman's wonderful new thread: Russian Language Class, so I am providing a list of names that perhaps we can learn in Russian.

When I was attending an OCA parish, I met quite a few people who had immigrated to the USA, such as Sasha, Natasha, Dimitri, and Sergii.

Isn't Sasha the feminine for Alexander? Is it also the masculine of Alexander?

Who is the patron saint for Natasha or Natalie?

It would be wonderful if we could learn how to address each other in Russian.
Perhaps, the folks here can make an attempt, or look at icons for hints.
Then, our gracious teacher can correct our lists.

Here are some proper names of people. Some of these English names are not too common except in our Orthodox Churches as they have been imported from Spain, Greece, and Russia.

Albert
Alexander, Alexandra, Sasha
Ambrose
Anastasia, Anastasios
Andrew, Andrea, Andreas
Anna, Ann
Anthony, Antonios
Arsenios
Barbara
Bartholomew
Basil
Benedict
Benjamin, Ben, Benny
Caroline, Carolyn
Charles, Carlos
Christopher, Christina
Chrysostomos
Clement
Constantine, Constance, Kosta, Konstantin
Cyrill
Daniel
David
Demetrios, Demetrius, Dimitri
Dennis
Dionysi
Edward
Elijah
Elizabeth, Lisa, Betty
Enoch
Ephraim
Esther
Fotina
Francis, Frances, Frank
Gabriel
George, Georgia
Gregory, Greg
Harold, Harry
Helen, Elena
Henry
Isaac
Isabel, Isabella
Jacqueline, Jackie
James
Jeffrey
Jesse
Joanna
John, Johann, Sean, Jean
Jonah
Jonathan
Joseph, Joe
Jude, Judas
Julianna
Justin
Katherine, Catherine, Kathy, Katina, Ekaterina
Lawrence, Larry
Lorraine
Luke, Lukas
Lydia
Maria, Mary, Marie
Mark, Marcus
Matrona
Matthew
Maximus
Methodius
Michael, Mikhail
Mikita
Miriam
Moses
Nancy
Natasha, Natalie
Nectarios, Nektarios
Nicholas
Nicodemus
Patrick, Pat
Paul, Pavlos, Paulo, Pablo
Peter, Pedro
Phillip, Felipe
Photios
Raphael, Rafael
Rebecca. Beckie
Richard, Ricardo
Robert, Bob
Samuel, Sam
Seraphim
Sergios, Sergius
Siluan
Sophia, Sonia
Stephen, Steve
Susan, Sue
Symeon
Tatiana
Thomas, Tom. Tomas
Tikhon
Timothy, Tim
Titus
Vasily
Victoria, Vickie
William, Bill
Xenia
Zacharius, Zachary
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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby Jean-Serge » Thu 6 February 2014 10:46 am

Russian names and their diminutive :

Nicolas: Kolia
Alexander: Sasha
Mikhail: Misha
Ivan: Vania
Sergey: Serioja
Tatania: Tania
Maria: Masha
Ekaterina: Katia, Katenka
Sofia: Sonia
Anastasia: Nastia
Liudmila: Mila
Dimitri: Mitia

But in Russian, the formal way to address someone would be Name + name of the father+itch if it is a man or name + name of the father+vna if it is a lady. It would be the equivalent of Mister X, Mrs Y etc. This should be the normal way of addressing any person even if they have the same age as you. If you know them, it is different.

Example: Tatiana Sergueyevna (Tatiana daughter of Serguey) or Ivan Vladimirovith (Ivan son of Vladimir).
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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby Alexander Kuzmin » Fri 7 February 2014 12:05 pm

Jean-Serge, this is not the first time you help me and write me what I am going to write. And you write it even better. My English is very slow. Sometimes it takes me a lot of time to write something.

I would like to add several mote short names, including people from this cafe.

Barbara (VarvAra in Russs with middle A stressed): Varya
Sergey: not only Serioja, but also SeriOga (this is how men call him).
Jean is Ivan in Russia: Vanya
Anthony is Anton on Russia and Tosha for short.
Dimitri is Dima in most cases.
Helena: Lena.

Sasha is a short form both for masculine (Alexander) and feminine (Alexandra) names. Also Sanya and Shura are possible for men. But I am Sasha, just in case.

Holy Martyr (woman) Natalia is a patron saint for Natasha or Natalie. She made her husband Adrian a martyr too.

And Jean-Serge is very right about patronymics.
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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby Maria » Sat 8 February 2014 7:55 pm

Alexander Kuzmin wrote:
Now please try to read these words, these are names of the Russian and Ukrainian cities:

Омск, Киев, Санкт-Петербург, Суздаль

And also this:

Россия, Украина, Казахстан


Омск, Omsk

Киев, Kiev

Санкт-Петербург, Sankt-Peterburg (St. Petersburg)

Суздаль, Suzdal

Россия, Rossiya (Russia)

Украина, Ukraina (Ukraine)

Казахстан, Kazakhstan
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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby Maria » Fri 14 February 2014 4:10 am

Venerable Countess Evgenia Borisovna Efimovski, after her tonsure, Catherine.

St. Catherine is the daughter of Boris (hence, Borisovna).
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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby joasia » Sun 23 February 2014 2:04 am

My name, Joanna, in diminutive, is Joasia (Yoasha). The J is pronounces as a Y. Now you know why I have this name here. :) I guess I would be addressed, by a Russian, as Joanna Zenovna. My father's name is Zenon (Zeno). In Polish diminutive, Zenek.
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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby Maria » Sun 23 February 2014 2:30 am

joasia wrote:My name, Joanna, in diminutive, is Joasia (Yoasha). The J is pronounces as a Y. Now you know why I have this name here. :) I guess I would be addressed, by a Russian, as Joanna Zenovna. My father's name is Zenon (Zeno). In Polish diminutive, Zenek.


Who was the patron saint of your dad?

In Russian, I would be probably be addressed as Maria Pascavna or would it be Pascalavna, as my dad's name is Pascal.
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