It might be a good idea to give your new puppy a Russian dog name. If your new puppy is of Russian dog breed it is quite natural to give a Russian dog name to him or her. Even if it’s not, it can still be cool because Russian dog names sound unusual and attract attention.
Choosing the right Russian puppy name is very important. Most of them have their meanings and may sound inappropriate for your pet if translated from Russian. The name you choose will always tell people how you view your dog and how you treat him.
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Of course, you can call your Russian puppy just “Sobaka” which means dog in Russian. But it’s much better to use this Russian dog site for creative and fortunate selection of the proper Russian dog name.
Russian Dog Naming Traditions
In Russia there are some historical traditions in naming dogs. The mongrels were usually given diminutive names like “Zhuchka” (beetle) and “Druzhok” (buddy), whereas the purebred Russian dogs were given names depending on their breed and employment.
Caucasian dogs and Central Asian dogs were traditionally given oriental or relating to the Orient names like “Shah” (shah), “Sultan” (sultan), “Batyr” (brave man), or «Ajsha” (female name).
The names of the Russian wolfhounds, the Borsois, were telling about their great abilities (“Bystryj” – swift, “Lovkij” – agile, “Zorkij” – sharp-sighted) or their character (“Smelyj” – brave, “Lyutyj” – fierce). Quite often they were named after birds (“Berkut” – golden eagle, “Sokol” – falcon) or by imperative verbs (“Dogonyaj” – run down, «Hvataj” – catch).
The Russian hounds‘ names were also related to their hunting activities. They were frequently given names that specified their bays (“Pevun” – songster, “Organ” – organ, “Buben” – tambourine).
Today these Borzois’ and Russian hounds’ names are mostly used by hunters, whereas other owners prefer regular Russian dog names which are less specific and easier to pronounce.
Attention Russian Puppies Owners!
If you want to name your Russian puppy by a certain Russian word please feel free to send us this word in English and we will find the best-sounding Russian translation for it.