List of Buryats
This is a list of notable ethnic Buryats, sorted by field and last name regardless of citizenship / nationality.
Buryat ethnicity is associated with one's father's ethnicity alone. In case mother is of another ethnicity it is not specifically expressed.
- Byambyn Rinchen (1905–1977) — Mongolian linguist and historian, also fiction writer and poet
- Gombojab Tsybikov (1873–1930) — early photographer of Tibet, ethnographer and historian
- Tsyben Zhamtsarano (1881–1942) — ethnographer and historian, Corresponding Member of the Academy of USSR, also a politician in Russia and Mongolia, pan-mongolist
- Sengiin Erdene (1929–2000) — novelist from Mongolia
- Valéry Inkijinoff (1895–1973) — film and theatre actor in USSR and France
- Irina Pantaeva (born 1967) — model and actress in Russia, Germany, and USA
- Alexander Vampilov (1937–1972) — Russian playwright / screenwriter
- Amarkhuu Borkhuu (born 1987) — pop singer
- Namgar Lhasaranova, female singer, leader of traditional / ethno rock group Namgar
For politicians, only highest achieved positions are given in this list.
- Dashiin Byambasüren (born 1942) — Prime Minister of Mongolia
- Agvan Dorzhiev (1854–1938) — Minister of Finance in Tibet
- Rinchingiin Elbegdorj (1888–1938) — Russian revolutionary, Mongolian Government member
- Yuriy Yekhanurov (born 1948) — Prime Minister of Ukraine
- Said Buryatsky (1982–2010) — Jihadist ideologue in Chechnya and Ingushetia
- Bidia Dandaron (1914–1974) — Buddhist teacher and writer in USSR
- Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov (1852–1927) — mummified Buddhist leader of Siberia
- Yuliya Adushnayeva — female taekwondo athlete, champion of the 2008 European Taekwondo Championships
- Oleg Aleksandrovich Alekseev — wrestler for USSR, champion of 1979 FILA Wrestling European Championships
- Bair Badënov (born 1976) — archer for Russia, bronze medalist of the 2008 Olympics
- Boris Baglayev champion of the 2011 World Taekwondo Championships
- Aldar Balzhinimaev (born 1993) — Russian wrestler
- Velikton Barannikov (1938–2007) — boxer for USSR, bronze medalist of the 1964 Olympics
- Bazar Bazarguruev (born 1985) — freestyle wrestler for Kyrgyzstan, bronze medalist of the 2007 World Wrestling Championships
- Aleksandr Bogomoev (born 1989) - freestyle wrestler for Russia, gold medalists in multiple wrestling events.
- Boris Budayev — freestyle wrestler for USSR, champion of the 1989 FILA Wrestling World Championships
- Irina Ologonova (born 1990) — female freestyle wrestler for Russia, silver medalist of the 2014 World Wrestling Championships
- Natalia Bolotova (born 1963) — female archer for Russia, silver medalist of the 1993 World Championships
- Miroslava Dagbaeva (born 1987) — female archer for Mongolia
- Alexander Dambaev (born 1989) — archer for Russia, silver medalist of the 2013 World Championships.
- Natalia Erdyniyeva (born 1988) — female archer for Russia, bronze medalist of the 2007 World Championships
- Sergey Khalmakshinov — champion of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics
- Bolot Tsybzhitov (born 1994) — Russian archer
- Balzhinima Tsyrempilov (born 1975) — archer for Russia, silver medalist of the 2007 World Championships
- Bair Vanjilov — combat sambo athlete for Russia, champion of the World Sambo Championships
- Bato-Munko Vankeev (born 1977) — boxer from Belarus
- Vladimir Yesheyev (born 1958) — archer for USSR, world champion of 1987