The 51 Best Russian Cat Names

Names June 16, 2021



The 51 Best Russian Cat Names

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Did you just adopt a Russian breed of cat like a Russian Blue or Siberian and need a name to fit?

Or perhaps you just prefer your cat get his name from the most spoken Slavic language.

If a Russian name is what you want, based on your heritage or your precious cat’s, then you are in the right place. The following list features famous Russian people and places as well as some traditional Russian names with their meanings.

Russian Cat Names

Russian Cat Names


ALINA Alina Kabaeva, one of the most decorated rhythmic gymnast
ANASTASIA Youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas ll
ANDREI Andrei Kirikenko, basketball player
ANYA “Grace”
ARSENI “Manly”
BARYSHNIKOV Mikhail Baryshnikov, ballet dancer
BORIS Boris Pasternak, author (Doctor Zhivago)
CATHERINE Empress of Russia “Catherine the Great”
CHEKHOV Anton Chekhov, short-story writer
CZAR Title of the Russian monarch
CZARINA Title of consort of the Russian monarch
DMITRI Dmitri Shostakovich, composer
EKATERINA Ekaterina Gordeeva, figure skater
FABERGE Peter Faberge, Russian jeweller
FEODOR “Gift from God”
GORBACHEV Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet leader
GORKY Maxim Gorky, author
IGOR Igor Larionov, ice hockey player
IRINA Irina Slutskaya, figure skater
IVAN Ivan Bunin, author (first Russian awarded Nobel Prize)


KOURNIKOVA Anna Kournikova, tennis player and model
LEO Leo Tolstoy, author (War and Peace)
LEV Lev Yashin, soccer (considered the greatest goalkeeper)
LILYA Lydia “Lilya” Litvyak, female fighter pilot of WWll
MARINA Marina Tsvetaeva, poet
MOSCOW Capital of Russia
NADIA Nadia Petriva, tennis player
NATALYA Natalya Polevshchikova (Natasha Poly) model
NICHOLAS Name of two emperors
NIKITA Nikita Mikhalkov, actor and director
OLGA Olga Preobrajenska, ballerina
PAVLOVA Anna Pavlova, ballerina
POLINA Polina Kouklina, model
PUSHKIN Alexander Pushkin, Russia’s greatest poet
RASPUTIN Grigori Rasputin, cleric
ROMANOV Royal house of Russia
ROZA Roza Shanina, Soviet sniper during World War ll
SERGE Serge Pollakoff, painter
SHARAPOVA Maria Sharapova, tennis player


SIBERIA Region in east Russia
SMIRNOFF Vodka distillery founded in Russia
TATYANA Tatyana Bulanova, singer
TCHAIKOVSKY Pyotr Tchaikovsky, composer
VALENTINA Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space
VLADIMIR Vladimir Nabokov, author (Lolita)
VODKA Popular Russian drink
YELENA Yelena Shushunova, one of Russia’s greatest gymnast
YUL Yul Brynner, actor (The King and I)
YURI Yuri Gagarin, first person in space
ZAYTSEV Vasily Zaytsev, Movie Enemy at the Gates based loosely on him
ZHIVAGO Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
ZHUKOV George Zhukov, WWll field marshall

Other popular cat names

  • WALLY-A diminutive of Walter, name your cat after the great magician in The Wiggles movie
  • WALTER-A name of German origin meaning commander of the army
  • WARHOL-Derive his name from famous American artist Andy Warhol who loved cats
  • WASHINGTON-Another presidential name for a wise cat who makes great decisions
  • WATSON-Dr. Watson, a fictional character in Sherlock Homes Stories fits your loyal and resourceful cat
  • WEBSTER-Give your intelligent cat this name after dictionary and learning institutions  with the same name
  • WESLEY-Name your intelligent cat after Wesley Wyndam Pryce in television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • WHISKERS-Name your annoying and clingy cat after television series Brandy& Mr. Whiskers
  • EDGAR– This name fits a black cat and its coined from the short story writer Edgar Allan Poe known for his book The black cat
  • FLETCH—An ideal name for a lightweight cat
  • FOX-Consider this an appropriate name for your outgoing cat who is also cunning
  • GAMBIT– This would be a great name choice if you have a cat who is always taking advantage of situations
  • GENJI– This name will remind you of the love between the Emperor and low ranking concubine in the book The Tale of Genji
  • HEMINGWAY-Name your Siamese pet after American writer Ernest Hemingway famous for his many novels including The Old Man and the Sea
  • JARVIS-Just like the loyal butler Edwin Jarvis in  the Comic film Iron Man, this name fits your loyal Siamese cat
  • JAZZ-A beautiful name for a relaxed and cool cat just like jazz music


The only thing harder than naming your cat is naming your first born child. You can settle on naming your cat Mittens or Pumpkin, but there are so many great names out there that capture the breed, personality and appearance of your precious cat.


Amy is the founder of Cat Mania and a Certified NAVC Pet Nutritionist. She is the proud owner of two cats and a dog and her love for animals has led her to a successful career as a freelance writer specializing in pet care, nutrition, and product reviews.
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