Sergei - Meaning of Sergei
[ 2 syll. ser-gei, se-rg-ei ] The baby boy name Sergei is pronounced as SiyR-GYEY or SYehR-GYEY (Russian) †. Sergei is used predominantly in English, Russian, and Slavic. Its origin is Etrusk. The first name is derived from the Roman family name Sergius (Latin), itself of possibly Etrusk origin. As a family name it was borne by Lucius Sergius Catilina (108-62 BC), the Roman politician who led the Catiline conspiracy in a failed attempt to overthrow the Roman republic. The name was also known from Saint Sergius (-303), a Roman soldier martyred with Saint Bacchus, and from Saint Sergius of Radonezh (1320-1392), the most famous of Russian saints, thus popularizing the name Sergei in Russia. There have been four popes with the name Sergius.
The name Sergei is widely used; it has 28 variations that are used in English and other languages. English variations of Sergei include Serge (used in French, German, and Russian too), Serghey, and Seryoga.
Variations used in other languages include Cergio (Spanish), Checho (Spanish), Checo (Spanish), Serg (Polish), Sergeo (Spanish), Sergey (Russian and Slavic), Sergeyka (Russian), Sergi (Russian), Sergie (Russian), Sergio (Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish), Sergios (Greek), Sergius (German), Sergiusz (Polish), Sergo (Russian), Sergunya (Russian), Serhiy (Russian), Serhiyko (Russian), Serjio (Spanish), Serzh (Russian), Sewek (Polish), Syarhey (Russian), and Zergio (Spanish). The familiar forms Serjoscha (Russian) and Seryozha (Russian) are other foreign variants.
The origin and thus the meaning of Sergei is inherited by all variant forms.
Sergei is not commonly used as a baby boy name. It is not listed within the top 1000. In 2018, out of the family of boy names directly related to Sergei, Sergio was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Sergei include Sergej, Sergey, Saaric, Saarick, Saarik, Saariq, Sarah, Saric, Sarick, Sarig, Sarik, Sariq, Sarkee, Sarkey, Sarki, Sarkie, Sarkis, Sarkiss, Sarkisse, and Sarky.
† Pronunciation for Sergei: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"
A famous person named Sergei is Sergei Prokofiev, Composer, born 23 April 1891 - 5 March 1953, Sontzovka, Russia.