Beautiful surnames are a fairly wide layer of naming conventions in the Russian language. So we can only designate a few groups of surnames that both sound good and whose meaningful meaning is high and solemn.
the royal surname Romanov: the surname goes back to the male canonical name Roman, which is translated from Latin as Roman; Rome is a classic example of all the highest and most correct, so the surname is quite worthy of naming crowned persons;
Shuisky: such a surname could have been received by a native of the city of Shuya, which is located in the Ivanovo region; however, villages with the same name were scattered throughout Russia, so that the Shuisky could have come from them; the old Russian word oshuya meant left, But the name could also be formed from the Finnish word suja - thawed, flood;
Obolensky: the princes received this surname from their princely family estate in the Kaluga region, the city of Obolensk (the Russian word to obfuscate meant to protect, cover);
Vyazemsky: the surname is formed from the name of the family town of Vyazma (the river was called viscous if there was a lot of silt in it);
Lermontov: the surname comes from the Scottish name Lermont, over the origin of which controversy continues to this day:
1. Old Norse word leir - clay soil + French mont - high mountain;
2. Old English words lear - sea and mouth - mouth;
3. one of the variants of the Scottish name Lamont - legislator;
Pechorin: the surname is based on the geographical name, the Pechora river, so most likely they are people from the banks of this river (pechera is a forest dweller);
Favorsky: a seminary surname, which was given to the future priest for euphony (favor from Latin - goodwill);
Kostomarov: Kostomars in Russia were called large-boned, strong-built, strong people;
Onegin: the surname originates from the name of the Onega river, so people with such a surname inhabited its banks (the word Onega in translation from Finnish means a waterfall, a rapid stream);
Polonsky: the surname meant that the people of this family were from Poland;
Bolkonsky: the surname appears in the lists of the times of Ivan the Terrible among the most eminent Moscow boyars, but the origin of the surname still remains a mystery to linguists.
Agree that there are sonorous names in the world of fauna, from which very beautiful surnames are formed. Such surnames were often given to those who resembled a bird or animal in character or appearance:
Orlov, Orlik, Orel: such names could be given to a person with a big nose;
Lvov, Lev: such surnames were probably given to strong people who had weight and respect in society;
Zaychik, Zayinkin, Zaichikov: an affectionate initial form speaks of a good attitude towards those people who were given such lovely surnames; agree that it sounds completely different from Zaitsev;
Lebedev, Lebed, Lebedyansky, Lebyodushkin: people with such surnames, most likely, were distinguished by their loyalty in character or a graceful, slender figure;
Korolek, Korolkov: the king has always evoked love among the people, therefore such a surname could only be given to those who won fame and respect among people;
Kotyonochkin, Koshechkin, Kitty: such nicknames could be given to affectionate, gentle people.
Floristry is also full of the most beautiful names. And a flower cannot be called a deaf, abrupt word. Accordingly, the surnames based on the names of plants are very beautiful:
Kolokolchikov: such a nickname could have been received by a person with a clear voice;
Rozov, Rozanov, Rozochkin: such surnames were given for euphony to seminarians - future priests;
Vinogradov: grapes were highly valued in Russia, so that such a surname was not given to everyone and everyone, but only to the most distinguished; according to some versions, this is a seminarian surname;
Sokolov, Sokolik, Sokolnichy: such a surname could have been received by people who not only outwardly somewhat resemble this noble bird, but also those who were engaged in falconry and raised specially trained birds for this;
Berezkin: a person with such a surname could have been processing birch bark, for example;
Poplar, Poplar: so they could call a tall and slender person;
Aspen: Aspen has always been considered a cowardly tree - perhaps this was the name for a fearful and modest person.
Military people are always discipline, smartness, accuracy and accuracy - military ranks sound beautiful and solemn, like in a parade. The surnames formed from such titles are conventionally called military, and they definitely fall into the category of beautiful and euphonious: Majors; Admirals; Dragoon; Gusarsky; Colonels; even Soldatov sounds very nice and dignified.
This group of surnames in Russia has always been the most common. In addition, from the names it was possible to form diminutive-affectionate forms, which often served as the basis for creating surnames that sounded affectionate and tender.
Adam: the surname is an exact copy of the male name, which is translated from Hebrew as a person;
Aksyutochkin: from the diminutive form of the female name Ksenia (Greek word for hospitable);
Andreychik: a diminutive form of the male name Andrey (translated from Greek - courageous);
Mashechkin: a diminutive form of the female name Maria (a Hebrew name meaning bitter);
Lyubim, Lyubimov, Lyubimov: go back to the non-calendar, but common in Russia male name Lyubim, which is more eloquent than any explanation.
Sometimes surnames arose by chance, spontaneously. Some did not receive the typical suffix formation for surnames and remained tracings of common nouns. Now, when we hear them, we have associations with the subject that formed the basis of such a surname, a stereotype of consciousness is triggered, and the surname begins to like it:
Pearl, Zhemchuzhnikov, Zhemchugov: this could be the name of a handsome person or someone who traded in such a rare commodity in those days;
Good: the name could be given to a kind and sympathetic person;
Bely, Belenky: the surnames sound quite different than Belov; so they could call a blond man;
Dear, Kind, Krasavin: the names are quite speaking and very beautifully sounding.
Beautiful surnames give their owners a certain weight in society at the first meeting, because in Russia they have long been greeted by their clothes. So we wish everyone who has a sonorous and attractive surname to justify it with their worthy behavior.