Famous people on Armenia's street names


Avetik Isahakyan

Avetik Isahakyan 30 Avetik Sahaki Isahakyan was a prominent Armenian lyric poet, writer and public activist.           

Hovhannes Tumanyan

Hovhannes Tumanyan 29 Hovhannes Tumanyan was an Armenian poet, writer, translator, and literary and public activist. He is the national poet of Armenia.

Yeghishe Charents

Yeghishe Charents 28 Yeghishe Charents was an Armenian poet, writer and public activist. Charents' literary subject matter ranged from his experiences in the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and frequently Armenia and Armenians. He is recognized as "the main poet of the 20th century" in Armenia.

Ivan Bagramyan

Ivan Bagramyan 26 Ivan Khristoforovich Bagramyan, also known as Hovhannes Khachaturi Baghramyan, was a Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union of Armenian origin.

Garegin Nzhdeh

Garegin Nzhdeh 25 Garegin Ter-Harutyunyan, better known by his nom de guerre Garegin Nzhdeh, was an Armenian statesman, military commander and nationalist political thinker. As a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, he was involved in the national liberation struggle and revolutionary activities during the First Balkan War and World War I and became one of the key political and military leaders of the First Republic of Armenia (1918–1921). He is widely admired as a charismatic national hero by Armenians.

Paruyr Sevak

Paruyr Sevak 23 Paruyr Sevak was an Armenian poet, translator and literary critic. He is considered one of the greatest Armenian poets of the 20th century.

Mesrop Mashtots

Mesrop Mashtots 22 Mesrop Mashtots was an Armenian linguist, composer, theologian, statesman, and hymnologist in the Sasanian Empire. He is venerated as a saint in the Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox Churches.


Andranik 21 Andranik Ozanian, commonly known as General Andranik or simply Andranik;, was an Armenian military commander and statesman, the best known fedayi and a key figure of the Armenian national liberation movement. From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, he was one of the main Armenian leaders of military efforts for the independence of Armenia.

Aghasi Khanjian

Aghasi Khanjian 16 Aghasi Ghevondi Khanjian was First Secretary of the Communist Party of Armenia from May 1930 to July 1936.


Komitas 16 Soghomon Soghomonian, ordained and commonly known as Komitas, was an Ottoman-Armenian priest, musicologist, composer, arranger, singer, and choirmaster, who is considered the founder of the Armenian national school of music. He is recognized as one of the pioneers of ethnomusicology.

Raffi (novelist)

Raffi (novelist) 16 Hakob Melik Hakobian, better known by his pen name Raffi, was an Armenian author and leading figure in 19th-century Armenian literature. He is considered one of the most influential and popular modern Armenian authors. His works, especially his historical novels, played an important role in the development of modern Armenian nationalism. Ara Baliozian described him as Armenia's "greatest novelist of the 19th century."

Hovhannes Shiraz

Hovhannes Shiraz 14 Hovhannes Shiraz was an Armenian poet.                                                             

Stepan Shaumian

Stepan Shaumian 13 Stepan Georgevich Shaumian was an Armenian Bolshevik revolutionary and politician active throughout the Caucasus. His role as a leader of the Russian Revolution in the Caucasus earned him the nickname of the "Caucasian Lenin", a reference to Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin.

Vahan Terian

Vahan Terian 12 Vahan Terian was an Armenian poet, lyricist and public activist. He is known for his sorrowful, romantic poems, the most famous of which are still read and sung in their musical versions.

Mikayel Nalbandian

Mikayel Nalbandian 11 Mikayel Nalbandian was a Russian-Armenian writer, poet, political theorist and activist.           

Alexander Miasnikian

Alexander Miasnikian 11 Alexander Fyodori Miasnikian or Myasnikov, also known by his revolutionary nom de guerre Martuni, was an Armenian Bolshevik revolutionary, military leader and politician. During the Russian Civil War, he served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Byelorussia from 1918 to 1919. As the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of Armenia from 1921 to 1922, he is credited with rebuilding the Armenian republic at the beginning of Lenin's New Economic Policy (NEP).


Sayat-Nova 10 Sayat-Nova was an Armenian poet, musician and ashugh, who had compositions in a number of languages.

Ivan Isakov

Ivan Isakov 10 Ivan Stepanovich Isakov, born Hovhannes Ter-Isahakyan, was a Soviet Armenian military commander, Chief of Staff of the Soviet Navy, Deputy USSR Navy Minister, and held the rank of Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union. He played a crucial role in shaping the Soviet Navy, particularly the Baltic and Black Sea flotillas during the Second World War. Aside from his military career, Isakov became a member and writer of the oceanographic committee of the Soviet Union Academy of Sciences in 1958 and, in 1967, became an honorary member of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic's Academy of Sciences.

Suren Spandaryan

Suren Spandaryan 10 Suren Spandari Spandaryan was an Armenian revolutionary in the Russian Empire, literary critic, publicist and one of the founders of the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. In January 1912, he was elected to the Central Committee of the Bolsheviks at the Prague Conference. In March of the same year, Spandaryan was arrested in Baku. Lenin, who considered Spandaryan a "very valuable and prominent worker" supported Spandaryan's father financially after the arrest, since the latter at that time lived in Paris without any means. Spandaryan was sentenced to lifelong exile to Siberia, where he died four years later.

Aram Khachaturian

Aram Khachaturian 10 Aram Ilyich Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer and conductor. He is considered one of the leading Soviet composers.

Ստեփան Ալավերդյան

Ստեփան Ալավերդյան 10 Ստեփան Կարապետի Ալավերդյան, հայ հեղափոխական գործիչ, Հայաստանում խորհրդային իշխանության հաստատման աջակից։

Gregory of Narek

Gregory of Narek 9 Grigor Narekatsi was an Armenian mystical and lyrical poet, monk, and theologian. He is venerated as a saint in the Armenian Apostolic and Catholic Churches and was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Francis in 2015.

Perch Proshian

Perch Proshian 9 Perch Proshian was an Armenian writer.                                                             

Arno Babajanian

Arno Babajanian 8 Arno Arutyunovich Babajanian was a Soviet and Armenian composer and pianist. He was made a People's Artist of the USSR in 1971


Nar-Dos 8 Michael Hovhannisyan, known by the pen name Nar-Dos, was an Armenian writer.                       

Avet Avetisyan

Avet Avetisyan 7 Avet Avetisyan was a Soviet Armenian film actor.                                                   

Kamo (Bolshevik)

Kamo (Bolshevik) 7 Simon Arshaki Ter-Petrosian, better known by his nom de guerre of Kamo, was an Old Bolshevik revolutionary and an early companion to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

Nelson Stepanyan

Nelson Stepanyan 7 Nelson Georgievich Stepanyan was an Il-2 pilot and regimental commander in the Soviet Air Force who was twice awarded with the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union.

Khachatur Abovian

Khachatur Abovian 7 Khachatur Abovian was an Armenian polymath, educator, scientist, philosopher, writer, poet and an advocate of modernization. He mysteriously vanished in 1848 and was eventually presumed dead. Reputed as the father of modern Armenian literature, he is best remembered for his novel Wounds of Armenia. Written in 1841 and published posthumously in 1858, it was the first novel published in the Modern Armenian language, based on the Yerevan dialect instead of Classical Armenian.

Թևան Ստեփանյան

Թևան Ստեփանյան 6 Թևան Ստեփանյան, (1892-1941) հայ պետական, ռազմական գործիչ, որը 1920-1921 թվականներին Ղարաբաղում գլխավորել է բոլշևիկների դեմ ապստամբությունը։

Alexander Griboyedov

Alexander Griboyedov 6 Alexander Sergeyevich Griboyedov, formerly romanized as Alexander Sergueevich Griboyedoff, was a Russian diplomat, playwright, poet, and composer. His one notable work was the 1823 verse comedy Woe from Wit. He was Russia's ambassador to Qajar Persia, where he and all the embassy staff were massacred by an angry mob as a result of the rampant anti-Russian sentiment that existed through Russia's imposition of the Treaty of Gulistan (1813) and Treaty of Turkmenchay (1828), which had forcefully ratified the Qajar Empire's cession of its northern territories comprising Transcaucasia and parts of the North Caucasus. Griboyedov played a pivotal role in the ratification of the latter treaty.

Vazgen Sargsyan

Vazgen Sargsyan 6 Vazgen Zaveni Sargsyan was an Armenian military commander and politician. He was the first Defence Minister of Armenia from 1991 to 1992 and then from 1995 to 1999. He served as Armenia's Prime Minister from 11 June 1999 until his assassination on 27 October of that year. He rose to prominence during the mass movement for the unification of Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia in the late 1980s and led Armenian volunteer groups during the early clashes with Azerbaijani forces. Appointed defence minister by President Levon Ter-Petrosyan soon after Armenia's independence from the Soviet Union in late 1991, Sargsyan became the most prominent commander of Armenian forces during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War. In different positions, he regulated the military operations in the war area until 1994, when a ceasefire was reached ending the war with Armenian forces controlling almost all of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts.

Askanaz Mravyan

Askanaz Mravyan 6 Askanaz Harutyuni Mravyan was a Soviet Armenian statesman and political activist. He was one of the early leaders of Soviet Armenia.

Hunan Avetisyan

Hunan Avetisyan 5 Hunan Avetisyan was a Soviet Red Army senior sergeant from the 89th Rifle Division who sacrificed his life by covering the embrasure of a German machine gun pillbox with his body so that his fellow soldiers could keep moving against the enemy in the Novorossiysk-Taman Operation of the Battle of the Caucasus. He was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and Order of Lenin in recognition of his sacrifice by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR in May 1944.

Hagop Baronian

Hagop Baronian 5 Hagop Baronian was an influential Ottoman Armenian writer, playwright, journalist, and educator in the 19th century.

Viktor Ambartsumian

Viktor Ambartsumian 5 Viktor Amazaspovich Ambartsumian was a Soviet Armenian astrophysicist and science administrator. One of the 20th century's top astronomers, he is widely regarded as the founder of theoretical astrophysics in the Soviet Union.

Karen Demirchyan

Karen Demirchyan 5 Karen Serobi Demirchyan was a Soviet and Armenian politician who served as President of the National Assembly in 1999 until his assassination. He had been also the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Armenia from 1974 to 1988. He was killed with other politicians in the Armenian parliament shooting.

Mkhitar Heratsi

Mkhitar Heratsi 5 Mkhitar Heratsi was a 12th-century Armenian physician. He was born in Khoy. He was well versed in the Persian, Greek, and Arabic languages. Heratsi, is often being called the father of Armenian medicine, was the author of the Relief of Fevers, an encyclopedic work in which he discussed, among other subjects, surgery, diet and psychotherapy.

Raphael Patkanian

Raphael Patkanian 5 Raphael Patkanian was one of the most popular Armenian poets.                                       

Ghazaros Aghayan

Ghazaros Aghayan 5 Ghazaros (Lazarus) Aghayan was an Armenian writer, educator, folklorist, historian, linguist and public figure.

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin 4 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet, as well as the founder of modern Russian literature.

Gregory the Illuminator

Gregory the Illuminator 4 Gregory the Illuminator was the founder and first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church. He converted Armenia from Zoroastrianism to Christianity in the early fourth century, making Armenia the first state to adopt Christianity as its official religion. He is venerated as a saint in the Armenian Apostolic Church and in some other churches.

Sarkis Kasyan

Sarkis Kasyan 4 Sarkis Hovhannesi Kasyan or Kasian was an Armenian Soviet statesman, politician, publicist and journalist.

Movses Khorenatsi

Movses Khorenatsi 4 Movses Khorenatsi was a prominent Armenian historian from late antiquity and the author of the History of the Armenians.

Missak Manouchian

Missak Manouchian 4 Missak Manouchian was an Armenian poet and communist activist. A survivor of the 1915–16 Armenian genocide, he moved to France from an orphanage in Lebanon in 1925. He was active in communist Armenian literary circles. During World War II, he became the military commissioner of FTP-MOI, a group consisting of European immigrants, including many Jews, in the Paris Region which carried out assassinations and bombings of Nazi targets. According to one author, the Manouchian group was the most active one of the French Resistance. Manouchian and many of his comrades were arrested in November 1943 and executed by the Nazis at Fort Mont-Valérien on 21 February 1944. He is considered a hero of the French Resistance and was entombed in the Panthéon in Paris.

Ivan Aivazovsky

Ivan Aivazovsky 4 Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was a Russian Armenian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art. Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, he was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in Crimea and was mostly based there.

Alex Manoogian

Alex Manoogian 4 Alexander Manoogian was an Armenian-American industrial engineer, businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist who spent most of his career in Detroit, Michigan. He was the founder of the Masco Corporation, which in 1969 was listed on the NYSE (XNYS:MAS). In 1954, he patented and brought to market the first successful washerless ball valve faucet, the Delta faucet, named for the faucet cam shaped like the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet.

Georgi Atarbekov

Georgi Atarbekov 4 Georgiy Aleksandrovich Atarbekov was an Armenian Bolshevik and Soviet security police official.     


Jivani 4 Jivani, born Serob Stepani Levonian, was an Armenian ashugh (bard) and poet.                       

Anastas Mikoyan

Anastas Mikoyan 4 Anastas Ivanovich Mikoyan was an Armenian Communist revolutionary, Old Bolshevik and Soviet statesman. Having been elected to the Central Committee in 1923, he was the only Soviet politician who managed to remain at the highest levels of power within the Communist Party from the latter days of Lenin, through the eras of Stalin and Khrushchev, to his peaceful retirement under Brezhnev.

Frunzik Mkrtchyan

Frunzik Mkrtchyan 3 Mher Musheghi Mkrtchyan, better known by the name Frunzik, was an Armenian stage and film actor. Mkrtchyan is widely considered one of the greatest actors of the Soviet period among Armenians and the USSR as a whole. He received the prestigious People's Artist of the USSR award in 1984.
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