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English-Russian Name Cross-Index

 

by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff

 

Many Doukhobor immigrants to Canada adopted English names in place of, or in addition to, their original Russian names. Sometimes, the adopted name was the English language equivalent of the original name. Often, the adopted name sounded phonetically similar to the original name, coinciding with the first sound or letters. Occasionally, the adopted name bore no resemblance whatsoever to the original name.  The following index will allow you to cross-reference the most common adopted English names (left) of your Doukhobor immigrant ancestors with their original Russian names (right). To search in reverse order by Russian name click here.


- A -

Abraham

Abram

Agatha

Agaf'ya; Avdot'ya

Agnes

Agaf'ya; Agrafena; Aksin'ya

Albert

Aldokim

Alec

Aleksei; Aleksandr; Aldokim; Elistrat

Alex

Aleksei; Aleksandr; Aldokim; Elistrat

Aleksandr

Aleksei; Aleksandr; Aldokim; Elistrat

Aleksandra

Aleksandra; Aksin'ya

Alfred

Fyodor

Alice

Elizaveta

Allan

Aleksei; Aldokim

Andrew

Andrei

Angus

Afanasii

Anna

Anna; Anastasiya; Anisia

Anne

Anna; Anastasiya; Anisia

Anthony

Anton

Archie

Arefei; Onufrii

Arthur

Arefei; Onufrii; Aldokim

- B -

Barbara

Varvara

Basil Vasilii

Betty

Elizaveta

Bill

Vasilii

- C -

Carl

Kirill

Catherine

Ekaterina

Cecil

Savelii

Charles

Kuz'ma; Sergei

Christine

Kristina

Claudia

Klavdiya

Colleen

Akulina

Connie

Konstantin

Constance

Konstantin

Constantine

Konstantin

Conrad

Kondrat

Cyril

Kirill; Savelii; Sergei

- D -

Dan

Daniil

Daniel

Daniil

Diana

Tat'yana

Dora

Avdot'ya; Dar'ya

Doreen

Avdot'ya; Dar'ya

Doris

Avdot'ya; Dar'ya

Dorothy

Avdot'ya

- E -

Earl

Il'ya

Edward

Ignat; Aldokim

Effie

Aprosiniya; Agaf'ya

Elaine

Elena; Ul'yana

Eli

Il'ya

Elijah

Il'ya

Elizabeth

Elizaveta

Ella

Elena; Ul'yana

Elsie

Elena; Ul'yana; Elizaveta

Emma Agrafena

Eugene

Evgeny; Efim

Evelyn

Elena; Ul'yana

- F -

Fanny

Fedosiya

Faye Fedosiya

Florence

Fedosiya

Frank

Afanasii; Prokofii

Fred

Fyodor; Fedosei; Fedot; Fadei; Fotei; Frol

Frederick

Fyodor; Fedosei; Fedot; Fadei; Fotei; Frol

- G -

Gabriel

Gavrila

Gaston

Agafon

George

Grigorii; Egor'

Gertrude

Agrafena

Grace

Agrafena

Gregory

Grigorii

- H -

Hank

Andrei; Il'ya

Hannah

Agaf'ya

Harold

Gavrila; Gerasim; Khariton; Egor'

Harry

Gavrila; Gerasim; Khariton; Egor'

Hattie

Agaf'ya; Agrafena

Hazel

Agrafena

Helen

Agaf'ya; Agrafena; Elena

Henry

Andrei; Grigorii

- I -

Ignace

Ignat

Irene

Irina; Arina

- J -

Jacob

Yakov

Jake

Yakov

James

Dmitrii; Efim; Kuz'ma

Jean

Evgeniya

Jenny

Evgeniya; Vasilisa; Agrafena

Jim

Dmitrii; Efim; Timofei; Kuz'ma

Joe

Osip; Evsei; Kuz'ma

John

Ivan

Joseph

Osip; Evsei; Kuz'ma

Julianna

Ul'yana

Julie

Ul'yana

- K -

Kate

Ekaterina

Katherine

Ekaterina

Kathleen

Ekaterina

Kay

Ekaterina

Kerry

Kirill

- L -

Larry

Ilarion

Laura

Luker'ya; Larissa

Lawrence Ilarion

Lena

Elena; Ul'yana; Elizaveta

Leo

Lev; Leon

Lewis

Luk'yan

Lillian

Elena; Ul'yana; Luker'ya

Lisa

Elizaveta; Vasilisa

Liz

Elizaveta; Vasilisa

Lorne Ilarion

Louis

Luk'yan

Louise

Luker'ya

Lucille

Luker'ya

Lucy

Luker'ya

Luke

Luk'yan

- M -

Mabel

Anastasiya

Mack

Maksim; Nikifor; Nikita

Margaret

Mariya; Marina; Marfa

Marion

Mariya; Marina; Mavra; Matrona

Marjorie

Mariya; Marina; Matrona; Marfa

Martha

Marfa; Mavra; Matrona

Mary

Mariya; Marina; Marfa; Matrona

Massey

Moisei

Mathew

Matvei

Matt Matvei

Maude

Mavra

Max

Maksim; Nikifor; Nikita

Maxine

Aksin'ya

Melanie

Malaniya

Michael

Mikhail; Nikifor; Nikita; Matvei

Mickey Mikhail; NIkifor; Nikita

Mike

Mikhail; Nikifor; Nikita; Matvei

Mildred

Malaniya

Millie

Malaniya

Molly

Malaniya

Moses

Moisei

Myra

Marina; Mavra

- N -

Nadine

Nadezhda

Nancy

Anastasiya

Natalie

Natalia; Anastasiya; Nadezhda

Nayda Nadezhda

Nellie

Anastasiya

Nettie

Anastasiya

Nicholas

Nikolai; Nikifor

Nick

Nikolai; Nikifor; Nikita

Nora

Anastasiya; Nadezhda

Norma

Anastasiya

- O -

Opal

Aprosiniya

- P -

Pat Pyotr

Paul

Pavel

Pauline

Pelageya

Pearl

Praskoviya

Pete

Pyotr

Peter

Pyotr

Philip

Filipp; Filat

Polly

Pelageya

- R -

Rusell

Vasilii

Roy

Roman

Ruby Lyubov'

Ruth

Agrafena

- S -

Sam

Semyon; Samuil; Savelii

Samuel

Semyon; Samuil; Savelii

Sarah

Aksin'ya; Serafima

Sidney

Vasilii

Simon

Semyon

Sophie

Sofiya

Stanley

Savelii

Stella

Stepanida; Anastasiya

Stephanie

Stepanida

Stephen

Stepan

Steve

Stepan

Susie

Aksin'ya

- T -

Tena

Tat'yana

Terry

Taras; Terentii

Theodor

Fyodor

Thomas Timofei; Trofim

Tillie

Anastasiya; Tat'yana

Tim

Timofei; Dmitrii

Timothy

Timofei; Dmitrii

Tina

Tat'yana

Tom

Timofei; Trofim

Tony

Anton

- U -

Una

Ul'yana

- V -

Vera

Vera; Varvara

Verna

Vera; Varvara

Virginia Vera; Varvara
Vivian Vera; Varvara

- W -

Walter

Vladimir; Vasilii

Wesley

Vasilii

William

Vasilii

Winnie

Vasilisa

 


 

Notes

 

This is not a comprehensive index of all names used by Doukhobors in Russia and Canada. Instead it is a cross-index of the Russian names used by Doukhobor immigrants to Canada for which corresponding English names were adopted.