Type Region
Scripts Русь(Russian, Ukrainian)
Pronounced Pron. ROOS(Russian)
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Meaning & History

Probably of Old Norse origin, possibly from róðr meaning "rowing", referring to the Norse Varangians and their main mode of transportation. This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of eastern Europe (around Belarus, Ukraine and western Russia), originally founded by the Varangians in the 9th century.

Related Names

VariantsRossiya(Russian) Rosiya(Ukrainian) Russia(English) Russland(German) Ryssland(Swedish) Russland(Norwegian) Rusland(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesRusiya(Arabic) Rusiya(Azerbaijani) Rasiya, Rus'(Belarusian) Rusiya(Bulgarian) Rússia(Catalan) Rusya(Cebuano) Rusija(Croatian) Rusko(Czech) Roes, Rusland(Dutch) Russie(French) Rosia(Greek) Rússland(Icelandic) Rusia(Indonesian) Russia(Italian) Roshia(Japanese) Resey(Kazakh) Orusiya(Kyrgyz) Russia(Late Roman) Rusija(Lithuanian) Rusija(Macedonian) Rusia(Malay) Rusiyeh(Persian) Rosja, Ruś(Polish) Rússia(Portuguese) Rusia(Romanian) Rusija(Serbian) Rusko(Slovak) Rusija(Slovene) Rusia(Spanish) Rusya(Tagalog) Rusiya(Tajik) Rusya(Turkish)
Same SpellingRus', Ruś

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Entry updated January 21, 2022