Eastern Slavic naming customs

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

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

They are used commonly in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and to a lesser extent in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia.

Name Belarusian example Russian example Ukrainian example
First name (given name) Belarusian: Уладзімір, romanizedUladzimir Russian: Владимир, romanizedVladimir Ukrainian: Володимир, romanizedVolodymyr
Patronymic Belarusian: Антонавіч, romanizedAntonavič Russian: Антонович, romanizedAntonovich Ukrainian: Антонович, romanizedAntonovych
Family name (surname) Belarusian: Іваноў, romanizedIvanoŭ Russian: Иванов, romanizedIvanov Ukrainian: Іванів, romanizedIvaniv