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Know a Russian Bride with a January Name Day?

28. December 2009 by Michelle 0 Comments

Make sure to note these upcoming name days in January. Are you chatting with a Russian woman who shares one of these names? You may want to send her a special email or gift to help her celebrate this important day.

 

She will be impressed that you took the time to learn about her and her culture. Name days are also known as Angel Days since many Russian women are named after saints.

 

Ulyana - January 3

Ulyana is a variant of the Latin name Julia. It means “youthful” and women sharing this name usually do exude a “young at heart” type of attitude. She may also go by a similar name like Uliana. This name was very common in the past and has recently seen a growing popularity again.

 

Anastasia - January 4

Anastasia is a very popular name with many different variants. A Russian woman with this name may also go by Anna, Nastya, Tasia, Stasha, or many others. Ask her which nicknames she prefers! Anastasia means “resurrection” and is commonly associated with the Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia, who was the youngest daughter of Nicholas II, the last Russian czar.

 

Evgenia - January 6

Evgenia is from the Greek origin name Eugenia. It means “well-born, noble”. Women with this name tend to be very loyal and understanding.

 

Klavdia - January 6

Klavdia is from the Roman female name Claudia.

 

Lidia - January 19

 

Maria - January 19

Maria is another very common name with a long European history. It is said to mean “rebellious” so a Russian lady sharing this name may be feisty!

 

Tatyana - January 25

Tatyana is another name with many different spellings, but this day is very popular among students with all names. Tatyana Day is also known as Students' Day and is greatly celebrated because on January 25th, 1775, Empress Elizabeth signed the decree to establish the Moscow University.

 

Nina - January 27

Nina may be the short form of the Russian lady’s name Annina, meaning “favor, grace”.

 

Ksenia - January 31

Ksenia is a Ukrainian and Russian form of the Greek name Xenia, which means “hospitality” in Greek.

 

Some Russian ladies' names are celebrated on several different days throughout the year. Some may celebrate them all; some may not even know when they are! By learning and researching Russian and Ukrainian traditions and history, you will have more to chat about with your Russian ladies and that will help create meaningful relationships. You may even end up teaching her a thing or two!