Question by I’m better than you: Is it customary for a Russian male to not have an A on the end of his last name and for the woman to have one?
I noticed that when i was looking up Russian names and Surnames that Males had no A on the end and women did. Is that customary? If so why?
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Answer by nickname
it’s just like in spanish. it’s just a distinction for female/male since russian is a roman descendent using cyrillic alphabet. they have a different form of the name for the different forms.
Answer by polka_123_pa
there’s not a specific for men but for Russian, Czech, Ukraine & some Slovak women… an “ova” is added to the last name to denote a female.
ex: male – fedor
female – fedorova
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