125 Best Russian Pet Names for Dogs, Cats, Birds & Fish

Russia is the biggest country on planet Earth, home to around 145 million people, there are plenty of amazing and fantastic Russian names that originate from this country.

From the most popular titles to the more unique and unconventional Pet names, we have a huge variety for you to choose from.

No matter whether your pet is a dog or cat, perhaps even an animal that is native to the icy cold winters of Russia, any of the Russian Pet Names on this list would suit a variety of different animals.

If you are having trouble picking the perfect Russian name, we have a handy guide of a few tips and tricks that should hopefully help you out.

Russian Pet Names

Choosing The Best Russian Pet Name

Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start when faced with such a mighty task, like picking the perfect pet name.

But, no need to fear, we’re here to help!

We have put together this handy guide that should provide you lots of help and inspiration, and make that choosing process less of an impossible task:

  1. Think of the reason why you want your pet’s name to be associated with Russia
  2. Make sure you can pronounce your chosen name
  3. Consider the meaning behind your chosen name
  4. Get a feel for the name by saying it out loud

So let’s get to it…

Best Russian Pet Names

Russian Black Cat

Because of how huge Russia is, there is a large variety of the animals and wildlife you might find there.

There are many rare species too, which can be found in the depths of Russia, such as:

  • Snow Leopards
  • polar bears
  • Asiatic black bears

Russia is also home to a wide variety of dogs, which may be more similar to your household pet than a ferocious leopard.

The white, fluffy Samoyed, who looks like a cloud or marshmallow, is native to Russia, specifically the area of Siberia, and is similar to a husky.

On the other hand, the Russian Borzoi is another great pet that is slim, long, and agile (like a wolf).

Perhaps the most well-known is the Siberian Husky, which has incredibly thick, fluffy fur to withstand the harsh, freezing cold Russian winters.

Check out some of these animal inspired Russian pet names below:

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Aleksandr

one of the most popular boy’s names in Russia. It is the Greek version of Alexander, and means ‘defender of man’, perfect for a pet that is brave

  • Grigory
  • Mishenka
  • Danila
  • Adelaida
  • Vaughn
  • Zach
  • Grisha
  • Yasmina
  • Kira
  • Tamara
  • Filippa
  • Vladlena
  • Alik
  • Lubov
  • Dimochka
  • Katya
  • Pabiyan
  • Sonia
  • Yelchin
  • Maria
  • Vladislav
  • Yana
  • Zinovia
  • Alyosha
  • Misha
  • Svetlana
  • Vanna
  • Margosha
  • Yurik
  • Ivanna
  • Dinara
  • Tamryn
  • Alena
  • Oriel
  • Luka
  • Sabina
  • Faddei
  • Anton

Cute Russian Pet Names

Cute Russian Pet

Not all Russian animals are scary and tough like an Asiatic black bear.

Russia is home to a large number of cats that love to cuddle and play whilst also providing great inspiration for Cute Russian Pet Names.

The most popular cat breed in Russia is the Russian blue, which has a short fur coat that is tinged a grey/blue color.

Or perhaps you are more familiar with the Donskoy cat, which is a hairless cat with wrinkly skin, and can also be known as the Russian hairless.

Whether you own a Russian native cat, or you have any other pet that just desires a Russian inspired title, here is a list of our favorites:

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Feliks

a popular Russian boy’s name that originates from Latin. It means ‘happy’ and ‘fortunate’, so would be perfect for any pet that always puts a smile on your face

  • Katerina
  • Elvira
  • Laika
  • Tolstoy
  • Pytor
  • Savva
  • Armen
  • Kodiak
  • Bolik
  • Manya
  • Klara
  • Strela
  • Nina
  • Shura
  • Ilya
  • Leonid
  • Rafail
  • Ruslan
  • Valentin
  • Timofei
  • Lada
  • Filya
  • Damien
  • Oksana
  • Yuri
  • Barhat
  • Galina
  • Lev
  • Domonika
  • Stepan
  • Violetta
  • Olezka
  • Gorky
  • Hedeon
  • Annika
  • Tiriro
  • Zhanna
  • Chekov
  • Liliya
  • Vitaly

Funny Russian Pet Names

Horses Running

Russia can seem like a funny language to native English speakers.

Their alphabet has a lot of different letters in comparison to ours, and even when translated, there is an emphasis on loud consonants.

However, Russian is a beautiful language that would make a great addition to any pet’s name.

Here are some of our favorite funny names that would be perfect to give to your pet.

A lot of these monikers are Russian food and drinks that would make a unique and fun name for any pet, and hopefully, nothing else in a ten-mile radius will have the same title!

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Vodka

one of the most famous products that has come out of Russia. This would make a funny name for any pet!

  • Babushka
  • Traktor
  • Sputnik
  • Blini
  • Stroganoff
  • Ruble
  • Mammoth
  • Chika
  • Pashka
  • Ushanka
  • Commissar
  • Afigenna
  • Beluga
  • Plov
  • Bolshoi
  • Kapel
  • Golubtsy
  • Smirnoff
  • Rasputin
  • Samovar
  • Kruta
  • Pirogi
  • Figushki
  • Borsht
  • Kopeck
  • Pelmeni
  • Kvass
  • Yozhik
  • Sambo
  • Sushki

Popular Russian Pet Names

Popular Russian Pet Names

The landmass of Russia is one-tenth the size of all land on earth, meaning it would take a long time to get from one side to the other.

It even touches three different oceans!

However, because of the extremities of Russia’s climate, which ranges from deserts to icy, frozen wastelands, with huge mountain regions, it is only the ninth most populated country in the entire world.

With a population of around 145 million, here are the most popular names from the gigantic landmass that is Russia, that you could give to any animal that might be in need of a great Russian pet name.

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Natasha
a Russian girl’s name, and it is definitely seasonal! Natasha means ‘born on Christmas day’, so it would be a great moniker for a pet that you may have been given around the holiday season

  • Sofia
  • Olga
  • Artyom
  • Anastasia
  • Fyodor
  • Natalia
  • Roman
  • Andrei
  • Igor
  • Zasha
  • Yelena
  • Ivan
  • Anya
  • Vilhemina
  • Leena
  • Vladimir
  • Victoria
  • Maksim
  • Adelina
  • Oleg
  • Venedict
  • Dimitri
  • Nikita
  • Tatiana
  • Savina
  • Sergei
  • Elizaveta
  • Nikolai
  • Alexsandra
  • Konstantin
  • Xenia
  • Mikhail
  • Polina
  • Boris
  • Kostya
  • Arina
  • Viktor
  • Irina
  • Miloslav

Male Russian Pet Names

Russian Baby Sea Otter Pet

There are parts of Russia that are very expensive places to live. Moscow has more billionaires living there than any other city in the world!

If you want a rich, regal and affluent pet, then giving them a name associated with Moscow is definitely the way to go.

Russians also have a superstition relating to dogs and money (our two favorite things) – if you rub a dog’s paw with your left hand then you should become very wealthy!

Here are the best male Russian names, in our opinion, for any pet that wishes to be as successful and happy:

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Zhivago

a unique name that is associated with Russia. It is the name of a book and a film set in Russia, about a doctor whose life is turned upside down by the revolution.

  • Alexei
  • Bogdan
  • Feofan
  • Evgeni
  • Mavriki
  • Edmon
  • Kazimir
  • Arseni
  • Matvey
  • Mosya
  • Ilias
  • Yelisei
  • Tolya
  • Vadim
  • Yeremy
  • Melor
  • Garold
  • Yaromir
  • Vasili
  • Abrasha
  • Anatoli
  • Herahd
  • Vlas
  • Ermolai
  • Kirill
  • Simunek
  • Danilka
  • Gervasi
  • Borya
  • Rolan
  • Kolya
  • Anton
  • Urvan
  • Zinov
  • Timur
  • Damyon
  • Sergo
  • Adamka
  • Iosif

Female Russian Pet Names

Russian Bear

Russia is a very beautiful country, with millions of kilometers of amazing and breathtaking landscapes that will not fail to astonish you.

There are so many intricately designed buildings in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, including The Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral.; there is also the stunning scenery of the Altai Mountains, where you can see Russia for miles and miles.

There are so many beautiful names that hail from this huge country, you won’t find any animal out there that wouldn’t suit one of these monikers.

Here are our favorite beautiful female Russian titles that would be excellent for any pet you may have, whether that be a cat, dog, hamster, ferret or parrot:

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Polina

a popular Russian girl’s name that means ‘little stone’, Polina would be a perfect name for any small and cute female pet

  • Angela
  • Irisa
  • Lilia
  • Zoya
  • Milya
  • Darya
  • Iskra
  • Kolenka
  • Seraphina
  • Melana
  • Franka
  • Odessa
  • Alyona
  • Vladlena
  • Lucya
  • Uliana
  • Lutza
  • Fedosia
  • Olenka
  • Rada
  • Zinovia
  • Marta
  • Deniska
  • Ivakna
  • Verinka
  • Larissa
  • Roksana
  • Varya
  • Sarra
  • Olesya
  • Klementina
  • Pashenka
  • Narkissa
  • Antonina
  • Vitalia
  • Renata
  • Shura
  • Anja


We hope you enjoyed this list of Russian pet names; from popular to unique names, to the best male and female monikers and the cutest and funniest names you could ever want.

If you found a favorite Russian moniker from this list, then be sure to let us know in the comments.

Better yet, if your pet has a Russian name that doesn’t appear on this list, we would also love to know too.

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David is the pet lover behind My Pet's Name. He is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, holds two degrees and has studied Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare. As well as writing, David has helped over 2 million people choose the best name for their pet.

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