Type Country
Scripts Беларусь(Belarusian, Russian)

Meaning & History

Means "white Russia", from the Slavic root bělŭ meaning "white" and Rus. This is the name of a country in Eastern Europe. Many languages use a translation of "white Russia" to refer to the country, for example German Weißrussland and Swedish Vitryssland.

Related Names

Rootsbělŭ + Rusi
VariantsBelarus'(Belarusian) Belorussiya(Russian) Bielorrússia(Portuguese)
Other Languages & CulturesBjelorusija(Croatian) Bélarus(French) Bielorussia(Italian) Belorusija(Macedonian) Białoruś(Polish) Belorusija(Serbian) Belorusija(Slovene) Belarús(Spanish) Bilorus(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingBélarus, Belarús, Belarus'
User SubmissionBelarûs


Entry updated April 23, 2024