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    Иннокентий

    Is this a common name? It sounds very Russian; I can't think of a Western parallel.
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    Re: Иннокентий

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    Is this a common name? It sounds very Russian; I can't think of a Western parallel.
    It was very common a century ago. Now it is rather rare for men but is ofthen used for animals in its diminutive: "Кеша".

    "From the Late Latin name Innocentius which was derived from innocens "innocent". This was the name of several early saints. It was also borne by 13 popes including Innocent III, a politically powerful ruler and organizer of the Fourth Crusade."
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: Иннокентий

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    Is this a common name? It sounds very Russian; I can't think of a Western parallel.
    It's not at all common.
    There was a great Russian actor Иннокентий Смоктуновский. But the name is really rare.

    Hm, "very Russian"? I guess it has something to do with the word "innocent"...
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: Иннокентий

    Hi - I've just joined, so I am reviving an old topic here!

    I read somewhere of 'Nika' being used as a diminutive of Innokentiy, but most references say that the diminutive is Kesha, or Kenya.
    So, is Nika just another possible variant? Or does it have particular implications: affectionate. or condescending or whatever?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Иннокентий

    Quote Originally Posted by perigrina
    Hi - I've just joined, so I am reviving an old topic here!

    I read somewhere of 'Nika' being used as a diminutive of Innokentiy, but most references say that the diminutive is Kesha, or Kenya.
    So, is Nika just another possible variant? Or does it have particular implications: affectionate. or condescending or whatever?

    Thank you.
    I'm not 100% sure, but I think 'Nika' is mostly used as a diminutive of 'Nikita', however it used to be a diminutive of 'Nikolay' some time back.

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