66 Russian Last Names (And What They Mean)

Did you know that “Putin” means “one who travels along the road” and “Stalin” means “made of steel”?

Well, that’s what those Russian last names mean, and here a bunch of other intresting Russian last names.

  1. Alexeev — defender
  2. Andreyev — property of Andrew
  3. Baranov — ram
  4. Bobrov — beaver
  5. Bogomolov — pious one
  6. Bykov — bull
  7. Chernov — black
  8. Chugunkin — cast iron
  9. Drozdov — thrush
  10. Egorov — farmer
  11. Fedorov — gift of God
  12. Golubev — pigeon
  13. Gorky — extremely bitter
  14. Gusev — goose
  15. Ibragimov — son of Abraham
  16. Ivanov — God’s grace
  17. Kalashnik — bread maker
  18. Kamenev — stone
  19. Kotov — cat
  20. Kozlov — goat
  21. Krovopuskov — to let blood
  22. Kuznetsov — blacksmith
  23. Krupin — grain
  24. Lagunov — water barrel
  25. Lebedev — swan
  26. Medvedev — bear
  27. Meknikov — miller
  28. Mikhailov — son of Mikhail
  29. Molchalin — silent
  30. Molotov — hammer
  31. Morozov — bitter cold
  32. Nikolaev — flower people
  33. Orlov — eagle
  34. Pasternak — parsnip
  35. Pavlov — small
  36. Petrov — stone
  37. Petukhov — cockerel
  38. Plotnikov — carpenter
  39. Popov — priest
  40. Portnov — tailor
  41. Prostakov — simpleton
  42. Putin — one who travels along the road
  43. Rabinovich — rabbi’s son
  44. Rasputin — crossroads
  45. Rozhdestvensky — Christmas
  46. Rybakov — fisherman
  47. Semenov — God that hears
  48. Smirnov — meek
  49. Sobakin — dog
  50. Sobol — fur trader
  51. Sobolev — sable
  52. Sokolov — bird of prey
  53. Sorokin — magpie
  54. Stalin — made of steel
  55. Stepanov — crown
  56. Vasiliev — royal
  57. Volkov — wolf
  58. Vorobyev — sparrow
  59. Voznesensky — ascension
  60. Utkin — duck
  61. Vinogradov — vineyard
  62. Voronin — crow
  63. Yakovlev — son of Yakov
  64. Zhuravlev — crane
  65. Zima — winter
  66. Zolotov — gold TC mark
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