Ukrainian name

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Ukrainian names are given names that originated in Ukraine. In addition to the first (given) names, Ukrainians also have patronymic and family names.

Ukrainian given names[edit]

Diminutive and hypocoristic forms native to Ukrainian language have either empty inflexional Suffix (Гринь, Сень) or affixes -o, -e, -ik (Славко, Грицько, Славця, Грицуня, Андрійчик, Петрик). In Eastern Ukraine, Russian-language forms of diminutives are increasingly popular due to significant Russification of the region.[1]

As with most cultures, a person has a given name chosen by the parents. First names in East-Slavic languages mostly originate from two sources: Orthodox church tradition (which is itself of Greek origin), Catholic church tradition (which is itself of Latin origin) and native pre-Christian Slavic origin lexicons. Most names have several diminutive forms.

Popular Ukrainian male given names[edit]

Popular Ukrainian female given names[edit]

Other popular given names include: Levko, etc.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lessons of the State Language", FAQ: "Какие бывают уменьшенные и ласкательные мужские имена в украинском языке?" ("What kinds of diminutive and endearing masculine names exist in the Ukrainian language?") (in Russian)

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