How popular is the baby name Galina in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Galina and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Galina.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Galina

Number of Babies Named Galina

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Galina

Popular and Unusual Baby Names in Moscow, 2017

According to the Moscow Civil Registry Office, the most popular baby names in the city in 2017 were Sofiya and Aleksandr.

Here are Moscow’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2017:

Girl Names
1. Sofiya, 3,780 baby girls
2. Mariya, 2,709
3. Anna, 2,595
4. Alisa (Alice), 2,200
5. Viktoriya, 2,124
6. Anastasiya, 2,082
7. Polina, 1,962
8. Aleksandra, 1,817
9. Yelizaveta (Elizabeth), 1,806
10. Yekaterina (Catherine), 1,676

Boy Names
1. Aleksandr, 3,201 baby boys
2. Mikhail, 2,677
3. Artem, 2,621
4. Maksim, 2,568
5. Daniil, 2,405
6. Ivan, 2,289
7. Dmitriy, 1,968
8. Kirill, 1,478
9. Matvey, 1,459
10. Andrey (Andrew), 1,453

The top names, Sofiya and Aleksandr, were the same back in 2014.

Last year’s uncommon baby names included…

  • Girl names: Agrafena, Dorofeya, Galina, Inna, Isidora, Iskra, Ladislava, Larisa, Lyudmila, Vassa, Zinaida, Zlatozara
  • Boy names: Anatoliy, Forvard (Forward), Franklin, Gennadiy, Kharlampiy, Ladomir, Nord, Orpheus, Patrikey, Valentin, Valeriy, Velesvet, Vitaliy

And here’s something cool: If you want to see month-by-month baby name data for Moscow, it’s available at Moscow’s Open Data website.

Source: Moscow registry offices named the most unusual children’s names of 2017

Russian Baby Names from 1982

That post on Yuri Gagarin reminded me of something. In 1982, Soviet newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda reported that the most popular baby names in U.S.S.R. were Yelena* and Sergei. Other names registered that year (and translated into English) included:

  • Genius
  • Electron
  • Grace the Unwashed
  • Hooray for Yuri Gagarin

*Yelena happens to be the name of Yuri Gagarin’s firstborn daughter. His younger daughter is Galina.

Source: Camilli, Doug. “Names in the News.” Montreal Gazette 18 Dec. 1982: C-3.

Celebrity Baby Name – Ever Gabo

Actress Milla Jovovitch, 31, and her fiancé, filmmaker Paul Anderson, 42, had their first child — a baby girl — two days ago. They named their daughter Ever Gabo.

According to Milla’s blog:

the name Ever is a scottish boy’s name, Paul has scottish blood in him (not to mention two tartans in his family!) so we wanted to give her a name that reflected her “celtic” roots, while her middle name Gabo -pronounced “Gabeau”- is a mixture of my parents names! the first two letters are after my mom’s first name, Galina and the last two letters are after my dad’s first name Bogie!

Source: E! Online