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Popularity of the Baby Name Sergei

Number of Babies Named Sergei

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Sergei

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.

Russian Soccer Player Names Daughter Barcelona

Sergei Semak, captain of FC Rubin Kazan, named his fourth child Barcelona after his team defeated FC Barcelona late last month.

“This is a nice way to make sure I never forget that memorable win. Additionally, it’s a bit of a tribute to the beautiful football they play,” Semak was quoted as saying by Sowjetski Sport.

What an interesting consolation prize.

Semak’s three older children are named Maja, Semjon and Iwan.

Sources: Voetballer noemt dochter Barcelona, Rubin Kazan Star Sergey Semak Names Daughter ‘Barcelona’