Bakunin (Russian: Баку́нин; masculine) or Bakunina (Баку́нина; feminine) is a Russian last name.[1]

There are two theories regarding the origins of this last name.[1] According to the first one, it is a variety of the last name Abakumov, which is derived from a patronymic, itself derived from various forms of the Christian male first name Avvakum.[1] However, it is also possible that this last name is related to the last name Bakulin, both of which derive from dialectal Russian words "бакуня" (bakunya) and "бакуля" (bakulya), meaning, depending on the dialect, chatterbox, talkative person or agile, business-like person.[1]

People with this last name
Fictional characters

See alsoEdit

  • Bakunino, several rural localities in Russia



  1. ^ a b c d Ganzhina, p. 9


  • И. М. Ганжина (I. M. Ganzhina). "Словарь современных русских фамилий" (Dictionary of Modern Russian Last Names). Москва, 2001. ISBN 5-237-04101-9