Eastern Slavic naming customs

Eastern Slavic naming customs are the traditional way of identifying a person's given name and patronymic name in Russia and some countries formerly part of the Russian Empire or the Soviet Union.

A Russian citizen's (Yevgeniy Aleksandrovitch Imyarek) internal passport. The lower page includes the lines: Фамилия ("Family name"), Имя ("Name") and Отчество ("Patronymic").

They are commonly used in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and to a lesser extent in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia. It is named after the East Slavic languages group that the Belarusian, Russian, Rusyn and Ukrainian languages belong to.

Name Belarusian exampleRussian exampleUkrainian example
First name (given name) Belarusian: Уладзімір, romanized: UladzimirRussian: Владимир, romanized: VladimirUkrainian: Володимир, romanized: Volodymyr
Patronymic Belarusian: Антонавіч, romanized: AntonavičRussian: Антонович, romanized: AntonovichUkrainian: Антонович, romanized: Antonovych
Family name (surname) Belarusian: Іваноў, romanized: IvanoŭRussian: Иванов, romanized: IvanovUkrainian: Іванів, romanized: Ivaniv

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