The world has gotten smaller since the advent of the Internet. By connecting people that never would have met before, relationships have been revolutionized. Coupled with cost-effective travel options, this connection can become a personal one within 24 hours time.
Through this technology boom the number of international marriages is on the rise, and more and more men and women from all over the world are finding their love abroad using the opportunities the Internet provides.
Every country has its own cultural as well as language barriers. In Russia today, for example, many women speak English, some even on an advanced level. Still, it can sometimes be difficult to communicate with a Russian girl, as the language is not easy to master. But even with something as simple as knowing her nickname, it can show that you really care about a woman.
Women with Russian names are everywhere, even among famous celebrities. Well known women such as Oksana Grigorieva, Mila Kunis, Mila Jovovich, Natalie Wood and Karina Smirnoff all have names who's origins come from the Russian language.
Before we look at Russian girls names and their usage, let's have a little crash course on the Russian language in terms of how words are formed. The Russian language has one feature very different from English language, suffixes. Using suffixes in Russian language you can change the meaning of the same word from nice to terrible. Those suffixes are widely used to show love and affection as well as hatred and disgust. Most common suffixes to use to show your affection are -en'ka (-on'ka), -ochka (-echka).
With that said, let's look at common female Russian names, their meaning, origin, some trivia, regular nicknames and affectionate nicknames you can use to address the girl. It is interesting to know that many Russian names originate from Greek and Latin, and only a few has real Slavic roots. Some of the names you will recognize easily since they are used throughout the world, and some of them are quite unique. Though it is impossible to mention all Russian girl names, you will find the most popular ones here.