Place Name RUS

TYPE: Region
OTHER SCRIPTS: Русь (Russian, Ukrainian)

Meaning & History

Possibly of Old Norse origin meaning "rowers". This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of eastern Europe.
VARIANTS: Rossiya (Russian), Russia (English), Russland (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Roes, Rusland (Dutch), Russia (Italian), Russia (Late Roman), Rosja (Polish), Rússia (Portuguese), Rusia (Spanish)