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Abalkin (Russian: Аба́лкин; masculine) or Abalkina (Аба́лкина; feminine) is a Russian surname. It derives from the Pskov regional dialectal word "аба́лка" (abalka) or "оба́лка" (obalka), meaning a bale, a bundle, or, by analogy, a swaddled child.[1]

People with this last name
Fictional characters
  • Lev Abalkin, a character in Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's series of science fiction novels set in the Noon Universe




  • Ю. А. Федосюк (Yu. A. Fedosyuk). "Русские фамилии: популярный этимологический словарь" (Russian Last Names: a Popular Etymological Dictionary). Москва, 2006. ISBN 978-5-89349-216-3