середа, 4 лютого 2015 р.

Ukrainian names

Hi to everybody! Oftenly foreigners who come to Ukraine or Russia have some trouble with remembering names. Our names sounds very wierd and makes you uncomfortable.
Here I decided to create a list of the most popular names in Ukraine (and Russia).
We have maybe 30 popular names for boys and girls, which have mayby 80% of Ukrainians.
How you can call Ukrainians?

For example, in States it's normal to call somebody for surname. It's like officcial version - Mr. Nielson, Mrs. Daniels....
Ukrainians don't use surname in officcial way, because it will sound a little wierd. 


This is used only at school, when teacher ask you come to the blackboard or at hospital.
(Or maybe in prison too)

So if you want to call Ukrainian, you must say name or name and father's name. Father's name is instead the second name. 

Short variant 

Also we have traditional short variant of name in Ukraine. 
For example, girl with name Elizabeth you can call Bett, Liz, Betty, Betsey and any other way, just like she decided. We don't have this variety of name in Ukraine. If you are Elizabeth, your short name will be Liza and nothing else.  

 That's all that you need to know about Ukrainian's name.

List of the most popular ukrainian names

Ukrainian Girl's name



Name
Short name
Alla
Alla
Alina
Alina, Alya
Alyona
Alyona
Anna
Anya
Anastasiya
Nastya
Olexandra
Sasha
Olena
Lena
Olga
Olya
Yuliya
Yulya
Chrystyna
Chtystya, Kristina
Iryna
Ira
Inna
Inna
Oksana
Ksyusha
Tetyana
Tanya
Larisa
Larisa, Lora
Lesya
Lesya
Svitlana
Sveta
Kateryna
Katya
Nataliya
Natasha
Viktoriya
Vika
Yana
Yana
Mariya
Masha
Galyna
Galya
Marianna
Marianna
Daryna
Dasha
Dariya
Dasha
Valeriya
Lera
Marina
Marina
Sohpiya
Sonya
Yelyzaveta
Liza
Veronika
Veronika, Nika

If you meet some Ukrainian girl, I'll  give you 80% that her name will be in that list.

Ukrainian Boy's name

Name
Short name
Andrij
Andrij
Anton
Anton
Olexander
Sasha
Yevgenij
Zhenya
Igor
Igor
Mykola
Kolya
Sergij
Seryozha
Dmytro
Dima
Oleg
Oleg
Pavlo
Pasha
Petro
Petya
Maksym
Maks
Artem
Artem
Denis
Denis
Yurij
Yura
Ivan
Vanya
Bogdan
Bogdan
Volodymyr
Vova
Roman
Roma
Myhajlo
Misha
Arsen, Arsenij
Arsen, Senya
Oleksij
Lyosha
Vadym
Vadym
Yaroslav
Yarik
Vladyslav
Vlad
Stanislav
Stas
Vyacheslav
Slava, Slavik
Rostyslav
Rostik
Borys
Borya
Vasyl
Vasya
Taras
Taras
Vitalij
Vitalik
Ruslan
Ruslan, Rusya

All of this name a popular now for people who are 18 and more years old.
Becouse after this period parents became looking for some new name, so names of children sometimes are different. 
Some parents use old slavic name, some of them gives children international name, so this is list for names of adult people.