September 18th is a Russian Name Day for Russian women named Elizaveta and Raisa. Be the first to send them a special email congratulating them on their name day!
Elizaveta is the Russian version of the Greek name Elizabeth, meaning “My God is an oath” or “My God is abundance”. There are many Russian brides who share this name; in fact, Elizaveta has been in the top 10 names given to baby girls born in Moscow in the past 10 years. It’s equally as popular in Ukraine and Belarus.
A beautiful singer-songwriter, pianist, poet, and self-described “opera diva-in-training” with this name is Elizaveta Igorevna Khripounova. She was born in New York, yet grew up in Moscow.
Another, more unique Russian women’s name we’re celebrating is Raisa. It’s known as the Slavic equivalent of Ruth, meaning “beloved”. It may also mean “carefree” from the Greek origin, and “rose” from Hebrew.
Raisa Maximovna Gorbachova was the wife of Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev. She was a major fundraiser for the preservation of Russian heritage and for children’s blood cancer treatment programs.
Say hello to these gorgeous Russian and Ukrainian girls and find out how they’ll be celebrating!