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Anatoly Lyadov, Russian composer
Gender Male
Language(s) Russian
Word/name Greek
Meaning Sunrise
Other names
Variant form(s) Anatoliy
Derived Anatolios
Related names Anatoli

Anatoly (Russian: Анато́лий, translit. Anatólij /ɐnɐˈtolʲɪj/,[1] Ukrainian: Анато́лій, translit. Anatólij /ɑnɑˈtɔlʲii̯/) is a common Russian and Ukrainian male given name, derived from the Greek name Ανατολιος Anatolios, meaning "sunrise." Other common Russian transliterations are Anatoliy and Anatoli. The Ukrainian transliteration is Anatoliy or Anatolii. The French version of the name is Anatole. Other variants are Anatol and more rarely Anatolio.

Saint Anatolius was a third-century saint from Alexandria in Egypt.[2]

Anatoly was one of the five most popular names for baby boys born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2004.[3] One in every 35,110 Americans are named Anatoly and the popularity of the name Anatoly is 28.48 people per million.[4]

The name of Anatolia – a region located to the east from the Greeks' point of view – shares the same linguistic origin.


  1. ^ Behind the Name
  2. ^ Behind the Name
  3. ^ St. Petersburg (Russia) Times.More Babies Born Last Year, But Birthrate Low. Retrieved on February 16, 2008.
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