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100+ Russian Dog Names: Ideas for Strong & Stoic Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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If you’ve welcomed a dog with Russian roots into your home, you may want to choose a name that celebrates his ancestry. Or, maybe you have a strong and stoic dog that needs a name to help express his personality. Either way, you’re here because you need help finding the perfect Russian name for your perfect pup.

That’s where we come in. We’ve created a list of over 100 of our favorite Russian dog names inspired by the Russian dogs sent into space, Russian words and cities, and traditional Russian names. Scroll down to start searching.

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Female Russian Dog Names

  • Vera
  • Aria
  • Karol
  • Lina
  • Lubov
  • Anastasia
  • Oksana
  • Rufina
  • Masha
  • Ursa
  • Albina
  • Polina
  • Lizka
  • Fayina
  • Katia
  • Strelka
  • Katerina
  • Ana
  • Rada
  • Katrusia
  • Yulia
  • Olga
  • Luba
  • Annushka
  • Aleksa
  • Raisa
  • Laika
  • Irina
  • Ivana
  • Kometka
  • Anya
  • Belka
  • Larisa
  • Darya
  • Shrutka
  • Roza
Russian Border Collie
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Male Russian Dog Names

  • Kapitan
  • Konstantin
  • Malchik
  • Putin
  • Kodiak
  • Aleksi
  • Nikita
  • Vlad
  • Pushok
  • Shutka
  • Ryzhik
  • Cossack
  • Bobik
  • Mushka
  • Dmitri
  • Damka
  • Boris
  • Vadim
  • Maksim
  • Tolstoy
  • Ataman
  • Evgeny
  • Rasputin
  • Bolshoi
  • Sputnik
  • Pavel
  • Zhulka
  • Pyotr
  • Dezik
  • Ruslan
  • Czar
  • Tsygan
  • Nikolai
  • Anatoly
Moscow Cathedral
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Russian City Dog Names

We all know the popular ones like Moscow and St. Petersburg, but the country of 145 million has plenty of large cities with interesting names that may be perfect for your pup. If you find a name you love in this next section, be sure to research a little about the city so you can tell a story about the unique name when people ask. If your pup is a waterdog, then a coastal city name might be right for him, or an ironic inland name might be just what you’re looking for. If sound is all you care about, then have a read-aloud of the names below to make your decision:

  • Moscow
  • Penza
  • Aniva
  • Mirny
  • Aldan
  • Kem
  • Abaza
  • Kizel
  • Volsk
  • Bavly
  • Bakal
  • Grozny
  • Nadym
  • Kazan
  • Sarov
  • Neya
  • Osa
  • Pokrov
  • Belovo
  • Ruza
  • Tara
  • Asha
  • Topki
  • Rezh
  • Murashi
  • Inza
  • Minsk
  • Roshal
  • Dubna
  • Kaltan
  • Totma
  • Yasny
  • Tula
  • Abakan
  • Nalchik
  • Lysva
  • Bilbino
  • Chita

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Finding the Right Russian Name for Your Dog

Before you settle on a Russian dog name for your pup you need to think about a couple of things. Sometimes it can be easier when you meet him or her first to get a better sense of his or her personality. Don’t be afraid to wait and pick a name you love rather than rush into something you may regret later. You also want to be sure the name is easy enough to say during training and by all the members of your family. 

That being said, if you do decide on a Russian dog name, whatever you choose will be strong-sounding and help express the stoic yet kind and lovable nature of your pup. Plus, paying tribute to the rich culture will be an honor your dog will wear with shoulders high. 

If you’re still not convinced on a name and ready to say nazdarovye (cheers!), take a peek at some of our other dog name collections:

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Nicole is the proud mom of Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway, and Baby, a Burmese cat. Originally from Canada, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. Nicole has a strong love for all animals and has experience caring for all types of dogs, from Yorkies to Great Danes. Nicole even worked as a dog sitter during her travels through South America and cared for stray pups — something she ...Read more

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