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    the name Шура

    Is Шура a diminutive for Александр или Алексей? Where does this name come from? Is it a boy's name or girl's?

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    Re: the name Шура

    Quote Originally Posted by Сара
    Is Шура a diminutive for Александр или Алексей? Where does this name come from? Is it a boy's name or girl's?

    Both for Александр and Александра.

    I think it came about like this:

    Александр -> Алексаша -> Саша -> Сашура - Шура.

    HTH

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    In nowadays - Shura is short variant of Alexander only.
    But in 19th centyry it was Alexey's short name

    Алексей - Алексаша -Саша - Сашура -Шура

    Now nobody remember it..

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    thats a pretty name
    her:"yah hachoo.."
    Me:....."BLESS YOU"

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    'Александр' is my younger brother's name. We mostly call him 'Саша'. This is because I have and older sister who's name is Александрa. Who we call 'Шура'. I have 7 siblings.

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