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Russian-English 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 original Russian names (left) of your Doukhobor immigrant ancestors with their most common adopted English names (right). To search in reverse order by English name click here.  


- A -

Abram Abraham
Afanasii Frank; Angus
Agaf'ya Agatha; Agnes; Hannah; Hattie; Helen; Effie
Agafon Gaston
Agrafena Agnes; Emma; Hattie; Hazel; Helen; Grace; Gertrude; Jenny; Ruth
Aksin'ya Alexandra; Maxine; Sarah; Susie; Agnes
Akulina Colleen
Aldokim Alex; Alec; Alexander; Albert; Allan; Arthur; Edward
Aleksandr Alex; Alec; Alexander;
Aleksandra Alexandra
Aleksei Alex; Alec; Alexander; Allan
Anastasiya Anna; Anne; Mabel; Nancy; Natalie; Nettie; Nellie; Nora; Norma; Stella; Tillie
Andrei Andrew; Henry; Hank
Anisiya Anna; Anne
Anna Anna; Anne
Anton Anthony; Tony
Aprosin'ya Effie; Opal
Arefei Archie; Arthur
Avdot'ya Dora; Doris; Dorothy; Doreen; Agatha

- D -

Daniil Dan; Daniel
Dar'ya Dora; Doris; Dorothy; Doreen
Dmitrii James; Jim; Tim

- E -

Efim James; Jim; Eugene
Egor' George; Harry; Harold
Ekaterina Catherine; Katherine; Kate; Kathleen; Kaye
Elena Elaine; Ella; Elsie; Evelyn; Helen; Lena; Lillian
Elistrat Alex; Alec; Alexander;
Elizaveta Elizabeth; Betty; Elsie; Alice; Lena; Lisa; Liz
Evgeniya Jenny; Jean
Evgenii Eugene
Evsei Joseph; Joe

- F -

Fadei Fred; Frederick
Fedosei Fred; Frederick
Fedosiya Fanny; Florence; Faye
Fedot Fred; Frederick
Filat Philip
Filipp Philip
Fotei Fred; Frederick
Frol Fred; Frederick
Fyodor Fred; Frederick; Alfred; Theodore

 - G/H -

Gavrila Gabriel; Harry; Harold
Gerasim Harry; Harold
Grigorii George; Gregory; Henry

- I -

Ignat Edward; Ignace
Ilarion Larry; Lawrence; Lorne
Il'ya Eli; Elijah; Earl; Hank
Irina Irene
Ivan John

- K -

Khariton Harry; Harold
Kirill Carl; Cyril; Kerry
Klavdiya Claudia
Kondrat Conrad
Konstantin Constantine; Constance; Connie
Kristina Christine
Kuz'ma Charles; James; Jim; Joseph; Joe

- L -

Leon Leo
Lev Leo
Luker'ya Laura; Lillian; Louise; Lucille; Lucy
Luk'yan Lewis; Louis; Luke
Lyubov' Ruby

- M -

Malaniya Melanie; Mildred; Millie; Molly
Marfa Martha; Margaret; Marjorie; Marion; Mary
Mariya Mary; Margaret; Marjorie; Marion
Marina Mary; Margaret; Marjorie; Marion; Myra
Matrona Marjorie; Marion; Martha; Mary
Matvei Mathew; Matt; Michael; Mike
Mavra Martha; Marion; Maude; Myra
Maksim Mack; Max; Michael; Mickey; Mike
Mikhail Michael; Mickey; Mike
Moisei Massey; Moses

- N -

Nadezhda Nadine; Natalie; Nayda; Nora
Nataliya Natalie
Nikifor Mack; Max; Michael; Mickey; Mike; Nick; Nicholas
Nikita Mack; Max; Michael; Mickey; Mike; Nick; Nicholas
Nikolai Nicholas; Nick

- O -

Onufrii Archie; Arthur
Osip Joseph; Joe

- P -

Pavel Paul
Pelageya Pauline; Polly
Petr Peter; Pete; Pat
Praskov'ya Pearl
Prokofii Frank

- R -

Roman Roy

- S -

Samuil Sam; Samuel
Savelii Cecil; Cyril; Sam; Samuel; Stanley
Semyon Sam; Samuel; Simon
Serafima Sarah
Sergei Cyril; Charles
Sofiya Sophie
Stepan Stephen; Steve
Stepanida Stella; Stephanie

- T -

Taras Terry
Tat'yana Tena; Tillie; Tina; Diana
Terentii Terry
Timofei Tim; Timothy; Tom; Thomas; Jim
Trofim Tom; Thomas

- U -

Ul'yana Elaine; Ella; Elsie; Evelyn; Julianna; Julie; Lena; Lillian; Una

- V -

Varvara Barbara; Verna; Virginia; Vivian
Vasilisa Lisa; Liz; Winnie
Vasilii Bill; Basil; Russell; Sidney; Walter; Wesley; William
Vera Verna; Virginia; Vivian
Vladimir Walter

- Y -

Yakov Jacob; Jake

 


 

Notes

 

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