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This page is my attempt at bringing uniformity to the naming of the Russian grand duchesses who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles. Please note that the patronymics of the target names are subject to change depending on which form of the patronymic (see section below) is chosen for consistency. The patronymics in the suggested names should be considered as part of the form but not necessarily the patronymic to be used. Charles 02:31, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Grand duchesses by birth

The naming style proposed for grand duchesses by birth is as follows:

  • Grand duchesses who became queens- or empresses consort: NN <Patronymic> of Russia (e.g. Catherine Pavlovna of Russia)
  • Grand duchesses who married below the rank of king or were unmarried: Grand Duchess NN <Patronymic> of Russia (e.g. Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia)
  • Grand duchesses who became empresses regnant: NN (Ordinal) of Russia (e.g. Elizabeth of Russia)
  • Grand duchesses who became titular empresses regnant: NN <Patronymic>, Grand Duchess of Russia (e.g. Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia)
  • Grand duchesses who died as heiress presumptive or apparent: NN <Patronymic>, Tsarevna of Russia (none known)
Generation Current name Target name Do the names match? Other titles, notes
1 Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia Yes Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp
1 Elizabeth of Russia Elizabeth of Russia Yes Empress of Russia
1 Anna of Russia Anna of Russia Yes Empress of Russia
5 Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia Yes Archduchess Joseph of Austria
5 Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia Yes Hereditary Princess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
5 Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1786-1859) Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1786-1859) Yes Grand Duchess of Saxony
5 Catherine Pavlovna of Russia Catherine Pavlovna of Russia Yes Queen of Württemberg
5 Anna Pavlovna of Russia Anna Pavlovna of Russia Yes Queen of the Netherlands
6 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1819-1876) Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1819-1876) Yes Duchess of Leuchtenberg
6 Olga Nikolaevna of Russia Olga Nikolaevna of Russia Yes Queen of Württemberg
6 Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia Yes Duchess of Nassau
6 Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia Yes Duchess George Augustus of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
7 Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia Yes Article should be deleted
7 Olga Constantinovna of Russia Olga Constantinovna of Russia Yes Queen of Greece
7 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia Yes Duchess of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha, Duchess of Edinburgh
7 Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia Yes Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
8 Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia Yes Grand Duchess Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia
8 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia Yes Duchess Peter of Oldenburg
8 Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia Yes Princess Nicholas of Greece & Denmark
8 Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1890-1958) Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1890-1958) Yes Princess Roman Sergeievich Putiatin
9 Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia Yes
9 Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia Yes
9 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899-1918) Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899-1918) Yes
9 Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia Yes
9 Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia Yes Princess of Leiningen
9 Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia Yes Princess of Prussia
10 Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia Yes Titular Empress of Russia, Princess Francis William of Prussia

Grand duchesses by marriage

The naming style proposed for grand duchesses by marriage is as follows:

  • Grand duchesses who became empresses consort: NN <Patronymic> (<birth name without title>) (e.g. Maria Feodorovna (Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg))
  • Grand duchesses who became tsarevna of Russia: Tsarevna NN <Patronymic> (<birth name without title>) (eg. Tsarevna Natalia Alexeievna (Wilhelmina of Hesse))
  • Grand duchesses who later divorced: <birth name with title> (e.g. Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld)
  • Grand duchesses who are living widows or wives of a Russian titular emperor: NN Patronymic, Grand Duchess of Russia (e.g. Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess of Russia)
  • All other grand duchesses: Grand Duchess NN <Patronymic> (<birth name without title>) (e.g. Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna (Charlotte of Württemberg))
Generation Current name Target name Do the names match? Husband Birth title, notes
1 Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg Tsarevna NN <Patronymic> (Charlotte of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel) No Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich Duchess Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, patronymic and Russian name unknown
3 Catherine II of Russia Catherine II of Russia Yes Peter III Princess Sophia Frederica August of Anhalt-Zerbst, Empress of Russia
4 Natalia Alexeievna of Russia Tsarevna Natalia Alexeievna (Wilhelmina of Hesse) No Paul I Landgravine Wilhelmina of Hesse-Darmstadt
4 Maria Feodorovna (Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg) Maria Feodorovna (Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg) Yes Paul I Duchess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg
5 Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden) Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden) Yes Alexander I Princess and Margravine Louise of Baden
5 Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld Yes Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich Former Grand Duchess Anna Feodorovna, marriage annulled
5 Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia) Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia) Yes Nicholas I Princess Charlotte of Prussia
5 Elena Pavlovna of Württemberg Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna (Charlotte of Württemberg) No Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich Princess Charlotte of Württemberg
6 Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse) Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse) Yes Alexander II Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
6 Alexandra Iosifovna of Altenburg Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna (Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg No Grand Duke Constantine Nicholaevich Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg
6 Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna (Alexandra of Oldenburg) No Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg
6 Olga Feodorovna of Baden Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna (Cecilia of Baden) No Grand Duke Michael Nicolaevich Princess Cecilia of Baden
7 Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) Yes Alexander III Princess Dagmar of Denmark
7 Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Maria Pavlovna of Russia) Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna (Marie of Mecklenburg) No Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
7 Princess Anastasia of Montenegro Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna (Anastasia of Montenegro) No Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich Princess Anastasia of Montenegro
7 Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mavrikievna (Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg) No Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg
7 Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna (Alexandra of Greece) No Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich Princess Alexandra of Greece & Denmark
7 Princess Maria Georgievna of Greece and Denmark Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna (Maria of Greece) No Grand Duke George Mikhailovich Princess Maria of Greece & Denmark
7 Princess Milica of Montenegro Grand Duchess Milica Nikolaevna (Milica of Montenegro) No Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich Princess Milica of Montenegro
7 Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia Yes Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich Grand duchess by birth
7 Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna (Elisabeth of Hesse) No Grand Duke Sergius Alexandrovich Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
8 Alexandra Fyodorovna (Alix of Hesse) Alexandra Feodorovna (Alix of Hesse) No Nicholas II Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine, patronymic should be Feodorovna as with other empresses
8 Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna (Victoria Melita of Edinburgh) No Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
9 Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess of Russia Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess of Russia Yes Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich Princess Leonida Georgievna Bagration-Moukhransky

Unknown cases

Patronymics This chart lists first the father's name (or the name that the patroymic is derived from) then the forms suggested for consistent use and finally the forms in use.

Name Suggested patronymic(s) Patronymics in use
Alexander Alexandrovna Alexandrovna
Alexis Alexeievna Alexeievna, Alekseyevna
Constantine Constantinovna Konstantinovna
Cyril Cyrillovna Kirillovna
George Georgievna Georgievna
Joseph Iosifovna Iosifovna
Leopold Leopoldovna Leopoldovna
Maurice Mavrikievna Mavrikievna
Michael Mikhailovna Mikhailovna
Nicholas Nikolaevna Nicholaievna, Nikolaevna, Nikolaievna
Paul Pavlovna Pavlovna
Peter Petrovna Petrovna
Theodore Feodorovna Feodorovna, Fyodorovna
Vladimir Vladimirovna Vladimirovna