TOP 200 Belarusian Names For Boys And Girls: Origin, Meaning, Variations And Pronunciation

Belarusian Names

Belarus, a country of rich traditions and history, amazing lakes and forests, and impressive architecture which combines Western European and Eastern Slavic traditions, is a country in the middle of Europe which borders Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia.

Belarusian names belong to the group of East Slavic names; they are similar to Ukrainian and Russian names. In Belarus, they use the Russian nominal model, which involves a personal name, patronymic, and surname.

Most of the medieval Belarusian names have come to us from written sources from the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, written in a state that arose as an amalgamation of Slavic and Lithuanian tribes and included the territories of modern Lithuania, Belarus, central and western Ukraine, and the western regions of the European part of Russia. 

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania’s official language was the Western Russian written language. As most of the population was Orthodox, the names of modern Belarusians’ ancestors which can be found in written sources were mainly borrowed from the Orthodox calendar (Senko, Fedko, Michaylo).

Following the unification of the Kingdom of Poland with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Western Russian language started to be taken over by the Polish language and Catholic Orthodoxy. Names from the Catholic calendar became popular in the country. This meant that from the 17th century, three naming systems operated in Belarus. These were: folk versions of names, names from the Catholic calendar, and names from the Orthodox spectrum.

The official language of the Commonwealth, the Polish language influenced Catholic names, and Russian, which, after the partition of Poland, became the language used in offices in Belarusian plancees, influenced Orthodox names. The Belarusian language was completely taken over, so Belarusian versions of names were replaced by Polonized or Russified variants. 

Once in the USSR, Belarusians, like the rest of the country, began to prefer other names: revolutionary “remakes” (Traktaryn, Aktsyabryna, Vladlen), or even foreign names from the media (Arthur, Anzhelika). 

In a Belarusian passport, the name is written in two languages (Belarusian and Russian). 

The Belarusian version of the name can frequently be utilized  “on paper” as many Belarusians who speak Russian in everyday life use Russian variants.

A lot of Belarusian names change in accordance with the occasion. Belarusian names can often have more than one standardized diminutive form (often with a “shen’ka” or a “chka” suffix added). The name-form a person is called by can often tell you a lot about the relationship they have with another person.

You might think that Belarusians are not very original with their first names. But they surely make it up with their nicknames and diminutives of most first names. Welcome to the labyrinth of Belarusian names!

Here you can see the list of Belarusian male and female names.

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Top 100 Belarusian Names For Boys

Belarusian Boy

Below, we have put together a list, along with details and meanings, of Belarusian first names for boys.

Traditional Belarusian Names For Boys

The names below are traditional Slavic ones. In Ancient Rus’, these names were often used by  rulers, princes, and the aristocracy. 

1.  Bagdan

How to pronounce: bah-DAHN
Origin: Slavic
Meaning:God’s gift
Female version of the name:Bagdana
Alternative spelling: Danchyk, Danik, Bagdash
Variations in the other languages:Bogdan (Russian), Bozhidar (Bulgarian)
Interesting facts:The name is similar to the Greek name ‘Theodotus’, which means ‘given by the gods’.
Famous persons: Bohdan Andrusyshyn is a journalist and former singer.

2.  Baguslaw

How to pronounce: bo-gu-SLAV
Origin: Slavic
Meaning:One who glorifies God
Female version of the name:Bohuslava
Alternative spelling: Bogtsya, Bogus’, Bogsha
Variations in the other languages:Bogusław (Polish)
Interesting facts:Starting from the 12th century, this name was used by several dukes of Pomerania.

3.   Barys

How to pronounce: bah-RYS
Origin: Slavic
Meaning:Fighter, glorious in the fight 
Alternative spelling: Bortsik, Borka
Variations in the other languages:Boris (Russian), Borys (Ukrainian), Barış (Turkish)
Interesting facts:Boris and Gleb were the first saints canonized in Kievan Rus’ after the country was Christianized.
Famous persons: Boris Kit, a public figure, was a Belarusian and American astronautic scientist.

4.  Miraslaw

How to pronounce: meeh-ra-SLAW
Origin: Slavic
Meaning:Peaceful glory
Female version of the name:Міраслава
Alternative spelling: Mirtsik, Miryk, Mirash
Variations in the other languages:Miroslav (Russian), Myroslav (Ukrainian), Mirosław (Polish)
Interesting facts:This name was used by a 10th-century Croatian king who was killed by one of his nobles after a 4-year reign and a civil war.
Famous persons: Miraslaw Shaybak is a Belarusian poet and writer [1].

5.  Mstsislaw

How to pronounce: mstsee-SLAW
Origin: Slavic
Meaning:A glorious defender
Alternative spelling: Slavuk, Slavus’, Slavik
Variations in the other languages:Mstislav (Russian), Mścisław (Polish)

 6.  Rastsislaw

How to pronounce: ras-tsees-LAW
Origin: Slavic
Meaning:Increasing fame
Alternative spelling: Rostsik, Rastuk, Rastash, Rostan’
Variations in the other languages:Rostislav (Russian), Rostyslav (Ukrainian), Rościsław (Polish)
Interesting facts:In Kievan Rus’, this was a family name of the Rurik dynasty.
Famous persons: Rostislav Yankovsky was a Belarusian actor. In 1978, he was named a People’s Artist of the USSR.

7.  Stanislaw

How to pronounce: sta-nee-SLAW
Origin: Slavic 
Meaning:Who became glorious, glorious government
Female version of the name:Stanislava
Alternative spelling: Stas’, Stah, Stanish, Slavuk, Stas
Variations in the other languages:Stanislav (Russian), Estanislao (Spanish), Stanislas (French) 
Interesting facts:‘Stas’, the short version of this name, is used more often.
Famous persons: Stanisław Moniuszko was a Belarusian-born Polish composer, teacher, and conductor.

8.  Uladzimir

How to pronounce: oo-la-DEE-meer
Origin: Slavic 
Meaning:Owning the world
Alternative spelling: Volodzya, Volodzik
Variations in the other languages:Vladimir (Russian), Volodymyr (Ukrainian), Włodzimierz (Polish) 
Interesting facts:This name used to only be borne by the princes of Kievan Rus’.
Famous persons: Vladimir Matskevich is a Belarusian TV presenter, philosopher and methodologist, and public and political figure.

9.  Uladzislaw

How to pronounce: oo-laa-deez-SLAW
Origin: Slavic 
Meaning:Own the glory
Female version of the name:Uladzislava
Alternative spelling: Uladak, Ulad, Slavik, Vlad
Variations in the other languages:Vladislav (Russian), Ladislao (Spanish), Władysław (Polish) 
Interesting facts:‘Vlad’, the short form of this name, also can be an independent name.
Famous persons: Vladislav Golubok was a Belarusian-Soviet artist, writer, actor, director, and decorator.

10.  Usevalad

How to pronounce: oo-SEH-va-lad
Origin: Slavic 
Meaning:Owning everything
Alternative spelling: Seva, Vesik, Ulad, Vlad
Variations in the other languages:Vsevolod (Russian), Visvaldas (Lithuanian)
Interesting facts:An 11th-century grand prince of Kyiv had this name.
Famous persons: Vsevolod Ignatovsky was a Belarusian and Soviet historian, scientist, and public and political figure.

11.  Vadzim

How to pronounce: va-DZEEM
Origin: Slavic
Meaning:Having attractiveness
Alternative spelling: Vadzya, Vadzik
Variations in the other languages:Vadim (Russian), Wadym (Polish)
Famous persons: Vadim Zhuchkevich was a Belarusian geographer and onomatologist (onomast). He was also the creator of the toponymic school of Belarus as well as a participant in the Great Patriotic War. 

12.  Vyacheslaw

How to pronounce: vya-cha-SLAW
Origin: Slavic
Meaning:More glorious 
Female version of the name:Vyacheslava
Alternative spelling: Vys’, Slavik
Variations in the other languages:Vyacheslav, Wieńczysław (Polish), Wenzel (German)
Interesting facts:While this name is now one of the most popular names throughout Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia, it was previously the name only of Russian princes and so was used little until the 19th century.
Famous persons: Vyacheslav Nosevich is a Belarusian and Soviet historian. He is most known for being a researcher of the early history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

13.  Yaroslaw

Popular Belarusian Names For Boys

The below names are very popular in Belarus. These names have different meanings and origins, giving you lots of options to choose from.

14.  Alyaksandr

How to pronounce: ah-lyak-SAHNDR
Origin: Ancient Greek  Ἀλέξανδρος
Meaning:Men’s defender
Female version of the name:Alyaksandra
Alternative spelling: Ales, Alik, Sasha, Shurik
Variations in the other languages:Aleksandr (Russian), Oleksandr (Ukrainian), Alessandro (Italy), Alejandro (Spain)
Interesting facts:This name has had many famous bearers such as the mythological hero Alexander (also known as Paris) and Alexander the Great.
Famous persons: Alexander Lukashenko is the current president of Belarus [2]. 

15.  Alyaksey

How to pronounce: ah-lyak-SYEY
Origin: Ancient Greek Ἀλέξιος
Meaning:Defender or warrior
Alternative spelling: Alyoshka, Alyosha, Lyosha, Les’, Aleksey
Variations in the other languages:Alexis (English), Alessio (Spanish), Olexij (Ukrainian), Alexius (German), Oleksiy (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:This name was borne by a 17th-century Russian czar.
Famous persons: Aleksey Gaydashov is a polar explorer and geographer.

16.  Anatol

How to pronounce: a-na-TOL’
Origin: Ancient Greek Ἀνατολικός
Meaning:Eastern, from the east rising sun, sunrise
Alternative spelling: Tolik, Tolya
Variations in the other languages:Anatoliy (Russian), Anatolio (Spanish, Italian), Anatole (French)
Interesting facts:A 3rd-century philosopher from Alexandria, Saint Anatolius, bore this name.
Famous persons: Anatoly Maysenya was a political scientist and journalist from Belarus.

17.  Andrey

How to pronounce: an-DREY
Origin: Ancient Greek Ἀνδρέας
Meaning:Manly, brave
Alternative spelling: Andreyka, Andruk, Andrus’
Variations in the other languages:Andrew/Andy/ Drew (English), Andrzej (Polish), André (French), Andrés (Spanish), Andriy (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:This name and its variations have been very common throughout the Christian world since the Middle Ages.
Famous persons: Andrei Sannikov is an activist and politician from Belarus.

18.   Anton

How to pronounce: an-TON
Origin: Latin Antonius
Meaning:Entering the battle, opposing
Female version of the name:Antanina
Alternative spelling: Antos’, Antuk
Variations in the other languages:Anthony/Tony (English), Antonio (Spanish, Italian), Antoniusz (Polish)
Interesting facts:The founder of Christian monasticism, Saint Anthony the Great, bore a variation of this name.
Famous persons: Anton Kushnir is an aerial skier from Belarus.

19.  Arkadz’

How to pronounce: ar-KADZ’
Origin: Ancient Greek Ἀρκάδιος
Meaning:Resident of Arkadia 
Alternative spelling: Arkadzya, Arkasha
Variations in the other languages:Arkadiy (Russian), Arkadiusz (Polish)
Interesting facts:A derivative of this name, Arcadia, refers to an area of Greece.
Famous persons: Arkadi Kuleshov was a Belarusian translator and poet.

20.  Artur

How to pronounce: ar-TOOR
Origin: Celtic
Alternative spelling: Arturka, Arturchyk
Variations in the other languages:Arthur (English, French), Arturo (Spanish, Italian)
Interesting facts:The most famous bearer of this name is the legendary figure King Arthur.
Famous persons: Artur Kilnau is an artist from Belarus.

21.  Artsyom

How to pronounce: ar-TSYOM
Origin: Ancient Greek Ἀρτεμής
Meaning:Intact, flawless health, healthy
Alternative spelling: Artsyomka, Artsik, Artuk
Variations in the other languages:Artyom (Russian), Artemio (Spanish, Italian), Artem (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:This name has associations with the goddess Artemis, whose domain was the moon and hunting.
Famous persons: Artyom Milevskiy is a Belarusian and Ukrainian striker for the national team of Ukraine.

22.  Davyd

How to pronounce: dah-VYD
Origin: Ancient Hebrew ‏דָּוִד
Meaning:Friend, beloved, loved, favorite
Alternative spelling: Davydka
Variations in the other languages:David (Russian), Davud/Davut (in Islamic tradition)
Interesting facts:Michelangelo’s most famous sculpture is called David.
Famous persons: David Simanovich is a Belarusian essayist, critic, translator, and poet.

23.  Danila

How to pronounce: dah-NEE-la
Origin: Ancient hebrew דניאל 
Meaning:God is my judge
Female version of the name:Daniela
Alternative spelling: Danik, Danilik
Variations in the other languages:Daniil (Russian), Danylo (Ukrainian), Daniel/Dani/Danis (French), Daniele (Italian)
Interesting facts:The Book of Daniel in the Old Testament tells the story of a Hebrew prophet.
Famous persons: Daniil Alexandrovich Markov was a Belarusian and Soviet physiotherapist and neuropathologist.

24.  Dzmitry

How to pronounce: DZMEE-tryi
Origin: Old Greek Δημήτριος
Meaning:Dedicated to the goddess Demeter
Alternative spelling: Dzima, Mitsya
Variations in the other languages:Dmitry (Russian), Dmytro (Ukrainian), Demetriusz/ Demetrius/ Dymitr (Polish), Demetrio (Spanish, Italian)
Interesting facts:Demeter, a female variation of this name, is the goddess of grain, earth, and fertility in Greek mythology.
Famous persons: Dzmitry Smolsky was a Belarusian and Soviet composer.

25.  Dzyanis

How to pronounce: dzya-NEES
Origin: Ancient Greek Διονύσιος
Meaning:Dedicated to Dionysus
Alternative spelling: Dzyaniska, Dzyonya
Variations in the other languages:Denis (Russian), Denys (Ukrainian), Dénes (Hungarian)
Interesting facts:The Greek god Dionysus is the patron of wine, grapes, insanity, festivities and harvest.
Famous persons: Denis Yaskovich is a football player from Belarus.

26.  Edvard

How to pronounce: ED-vard
Origin: Ancient English Ēadweard
Meaning:Guardian of wealth, happiness, prosperity
Alternative spelling: Edzya, Edzyuk, Edash, Adzya
Variations in the other languages:Eduard (Russian), Edward (English), Eduardo (Spanish), Edoardo (Italian)
Famous persons: Edward Voinilovich was a Belarusian and Polish public and political figure of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

27.  Fyodar

How to pronounce: FYO-dar
Origin: Ancient Greek Θεόδωρος
Meaning:God-given, gift of God
Female version of the name:Feodora
Alternative spelling: Fedzya, Fedorka
Variations in the other languages:Fyodor (Russian), Theodore/ Theo/Ted/Teddy (English), Teodoro (Spanish, Italian), Fedir (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:Three tsars of Russia bore this name.
Famous persons: Fyodor Yankovsky was a Soviet and Belarusian philologist and writer.

28.  Genadz

How to pronounce: geh-NADZ’
Origin: Ancient Greek Γεννάδιος
Meaning:Noble, of noble origin
Alternative spelling: Genadzya, Genya, Gena, Genik
Variations in the other languages:Gennady (Russian), Genādijs (Latvian), Genadiusz (Polish)
Famous persons: Gennady Buravkin was a politician and screenwriter from Belarus.

29.  Georgiy 

How to pronounce: geh-ORH-geey
Origin: Ancient Greek Γεώργιος
Alternative spelling: Goga, Gosha
Variations in the other languages:George (English), Jorge (Spanish), Giorgio (Italian), Erzy (Polish)
Interesting facts:Georgos is one of the epithets of Zeus in ancient Greek mythology. Zeus was a patron of agriculture.
Famous persons: Georgy Shtykhov was an archaeologist and medieval historian from Belarus.

30.  Kanstantsin 

How to pronounce: kan-stan-TSEEN
Origin: Latin Constantius
Meaning:Permanent, persistent
Alternative spelling: Kastus’, Kostsik
Variations in the other languages:Konstantin (Russian), Constantino (Spanish, Italian), Kostyantyn (Ukrainian)
Famous persons: Konstantin Vasilyevich Verenitsyn authored the popular Belarusian work, the poem Taras on Parnassus [3].

31.  Kiryl

How to pronounce: keeh-RYL
Origin: Ancient Greek Κύριλλος
Meaning:Master, lord, ruler 
Alternative spelling: Kirylka, Kir, Kiryk
Variations in the other languages:Kirill (Russian), Cyril/Cy (English), Cirillo (Italian)
Interesting facts:‘Kir’, derived from this name, can also be used as an independent name.
Famous persons: Kirill Shimko is a powerlifter and strongman from Belarus.

32.  Leanid

How to pronounce: lye-ah-NEED
Origin: Ancient Greek Λεωνίδας
Meaning:A descendant of Leo
Alternative spelling: Lyonia, Lyonik
Variations in the other languages:Leonid (Russian), Léonide (French), Leonidas/ Leo (Spain)
Interesting facts:The Spartan king Leonidas I caused this name to become more widespread in antiquity.
Famous persons: Leonid Lych was a Belarusian publicist and historian.

33.  Maksim

How to pronounce: mak-SEEM
Origin: Latin Maximus
Meaning:The great, the greatest
Female version of the name:Maksima
Alternative spelling: Maksimka, Maks, Maksik, Maksyuta
Variations in the other languages:Maksym (Ukrainian), Maxim/Max (English), Massimo (Italian), Máximo (Spanish), Maxime (French)
Interesting facts:This name was considered only aristocratic in antiquity but by the time of tsarist Russia it became a common name among the lower classes.
Famous persons: Maksim Adamavich Bagdanovich was a Belarusian poet, classic literature writer, literary critic, publicist, and translator [4].

34.  Mikalay

How to pronounce: mee-kah-LAY
Origin: Ancient Greek Νῑκόλαος
Meaning:The winner of the people
Alternative spelling: Mikolka, Kolya
Variations in the other languages:Nikolay (Russian), Nicholas/Nick/Collin/Col/Klaus (English), Nicola/Nicolo (Italian), Mykola (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:Saint Klaus, or Saint Nikolay, is a legendary Christian character who is said to bring gifts on Christmas Eve.
Famous persons: Nikolai Vasilyevich Birillo was a Soviet and Belarusian linguist who specialized in anthroponymy and dialectology.

35.  Mikita

How to pronounce: mee-KEE-tah
Origin: Ancient Greek Νικήτας 
Alternative spelling: Mikitka, Mikeshka, Mikash
Variations in the other languages:Nikita (Russian), Mykyta (Ukrainian)
Famous persons: Mikita Mikado is a famous businessman in IT from Belarus.

36.   Mikhail 

How to pronounce: meeh-kha-EEL
Origin: Ancient Hebrew ‏מִיכָאֵל
Meaning:Who is like God? 
Female version of the name:Mikhalina
Alternative spelling: Mihas’, Mihalka, Misha
Variations in the other languages:Michael (English), Miguel (Spanish), Michele (Italian), Michał (Polish), Mykhaylo (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:This is a popular but controversial name, as those in Muslim communities debate whether calling a child this name is a sin as it refers to an angel in Islam.
Famous persons: Mikhail Savitsky was an artist from Belarus.

37.   Nazar

How to pronounce: na-ZAR
Origin: Ancient Hebrew נָזַר
Meaning:Dedicated to God
Alternative spelling: Nazaryi, Nazarka
Variations in the other languages:Nazario (Spanish, Italian), Nazaire (French)
Interesting facts:This name is common in Muslim countries too, where it means ‘keen-sighted’ or ‘stone from the evil eye’.
Famous persons: Nazar Anisimov is a hockey player from Belarus.

38.  Pavel

How to pronounce: PA-vyel
Origin: Latin Paulus 
Meaning:Cute, small
Female version of the name:Pawla
Alternative spelling: Pawlik, Pawka, Pashka, Pasha
Variations in the other languages:Paul (English), Pavlo (Ukrainian), Pablo (Spanish), Paolo (Italy), Pavlo (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:This name was the basis of the formation of one of the most common surnames, Pavlov.
Famous persons: Pavel Grigorievich Sheremet was a Russian and Ukrainian journalist born in Belarus.

39.   Pyotr

How to pronounce: PYOTR
Origin: Ancient Greek Πέτρος
Meaning:Stone, rock
Alternative spelling: Petrus’, Petsya, Petryk, Pyatrok, Pyatrulya
Variations in the other languages:Peter/ Pete (English), Pierre (French), Pedro (Spanish), Pietro (Italian), Petro (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:As with the name ‘Pavel’, ‘Petrov’ originated from ‘Peter’.
Famous persons: Pyotr Masherov was one of the leaders of the Belarusian resistance during World War II. He governed the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Byelorussia from 1965 until 1980, when he died. 

40.  Pilip

How to pronounce: pee-LEEP
Origin: Ancient Greek Φίλιππος
Meaning:Friend of horses
Alternative spelling: Pilipka, Pilipok, Lipash
Variations in the other languages:Filip (Russian), Felipe (Spanish), Pylyp (Ukrainian) , Philip (Many European Languages)
Interesting facts:This name can be interpreted as meaning ‘noble’ due to ancient Greek associations between horse ownership and nobility.
Famous persons: Filipp Pestrak, who published under Pilip Pestrak, was a Belarusian and Soviet writer.

41.  Raman

How to pronounce: ra-MAN
Origin: Latin Romanus
Meaning:Roman, pilgrim to Rome
Female version of the name:Ramana
Alternative spelling: Romus’, Romtsik, Ramas’, Ramash
Variations in the other languages:Roman (Russian), Romanos (Spanish), Romario/Romeo (Italian), Romain (French)
Interesting facts:The Romanovs were a Russian royal family whose reign followed the Rurik dynasty.
Famous persons: Roman Skyrmunt was a Polish and Belarusian politician and statesman.

42.  Ruslan

How to pronounce: roos-LAN
Origin: Turkic Arslan
Female version of the name:Ruslana
Alternative spelling: Ruslanchyk, Rusya
Variations in the other languages:Aryslan (Tatarian)
Interesting facts:This name gained significant popularity following the publishing of the poem Ruslan and Lyudmila by Pushkin [5].
Famous persons: Ruslan Salei is a highly revered Belarusian hockey player [6]. 

43.  Stsyapan

How to pronounce: stsya-PAN
Origin: Ancient Greek Στέφανος
Meaning:A wreath, a crown, a tiara
Female version of the name:Stefania
Alternative spelling: Stsyopa, Stef
Variations in the other languages:Stepan (Russian), Steven/Stephen/ Stephan/Steve (English), Stefano (Italian), Étienne (French), Szczepan/Stefan (Polish)
Interesting facts:This name and its variants (such as Stephan) are associated with patronage to the ancient Greek goddess Hera. The wreath, or diadem, was an attribute of hers in Greek mythology.
Famous persons: Stepan Nekrashevich was a public figure and linguist from Belarus.

44.  Symon

How to pronounce: syh-MON
Origin: Ancient hebrew ‏שִׁמְעוֹן
Meaning:God has heard
Alternative spelling: Syoma, Syomka, Sima, Simka
Variations in the other languages:Semyon (Russian), Simon (English), Simone (Italian), Semen (Ukrainian), Szemen (Polish) 
Interesting facts:Simon was originally the name of the apostle Peter in the New Testament.

45.  Syargey

How to pronounce: syar-GEY 
Origin: Latin Sergius
Meaning:Highly respected
Alternative spelling: Syarzhuk, Syaryozha
Variations in the other languages:Sergey (Russian), Serge (French), Sergio (Spanish, Italian), Sergiusz (Polish)
Interesting facts:Some believe that this name could be derived from servi dei in Latin, meaning ‘servant of God’.
Famous persons: Sergei Selikhanov was a Soviet and Belarusian sculptor.

46.  Taras

How to pronounce: tah-RAS
Origin: Ancient Greek Τάρας
Meaning:Restless, rebellious, rebel, to confuse, to disturb
Alternative spelling: Taraska, Tarasyk
Interesting facts:Some believe that the origin of this name is the Greek mythological character Taras, who was the son of Poseidon.

47.  Timur

How to pronounce: tee-MOOR
Origin: Turks and Mongolian Tümür, Demir
Meaning:Iron, ferrum
Alternative spelling: Timurka, Tima, Mura
Variations in the other languages:Demir (Turkish), Tymur (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:This name gained fame due to conqueror and commander Timur. (Tamerlane) [7].
Famous persons: Timur Sorokin is a popular rapper and blogger.

48.  Tsimafey

How to pronounce: tsee-ma-FEY
Origin: Ancient Greek Τιμόθεος
Meaning:Worshiping God
Alternative spelling: Tima, Timoha, Timosha, Tsima
Variations in the other languages:Timofey (Russian), Timothy (English), Timoteo (Spanish, Italian), Tymofiy (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:Saint Timothy was the companion to Paul who received two of Paul’s New Testament epistles.
Famous persons: Timofei Morozov, better known as Tima Belorusskikh, is a musician, composer, and singer-songwriter.

49.  Valeryi

How to pronounce: vah-LE-ryi
Origin: Latin Valerius
Meaning:Be strong, be healthy
Female version of the name:Valeryia
Alternative spelling: Valera, Valeryk
Variations in the other languages:Valeriy (Russian), Valerio (Italian), Waleriusz (Polish), Valére/Valéry (French)
Interesting facts:Valerius, related to this name, is an epithet of the Roman god Mars.
Famous persons: Valery Tsepkala is a manager, entrepreneur, statesman, and diplomat from Belarus.

50.  Vasil

How to pronounce: vah-SEEL’
Origin: Ancient Greek Βασίλειος
Female version of the name:Vasilisa
Alternative spelling: Vasya, Vasil’ka
Variations in the other languages:Vasiliy (Russian), Basil (English), Basilio (Italian, Spanish), Basile (French)
Interesting facts:The Greek term Basileos, to which this name is related, is an epithet for the Greek deities Poseidon, Hera, and Zeus.
Famous persons: Vasil Bykov was a Soviet and Belarusian author of novels and novellas about World War II. He was also an influential figure in Soviet and Belarusian literature and civic thought [8].

51.  Viktar

How to pronounce: VEEK-tar
Origin: Latin Victor
Meaning:Winner, champion
Female version of the name:Viktoryia
Alternative spelling: Vitsya, Viktuk
Variations in the other languages:Viktor (Russian), Vittorio (Italian), Wyktor (Polish)
Interesting facts:The name became very popular in the era of early Christianity, it was associated with the victory of Christ over death and sin.
Famous persons: Viktor Zhibul is a Belarusian literary critic, poet, and performer.

52.  Vital’

How to pronounce: vee-TAL’
Origin: Latin Vitalis
Meaning:Life, living, long living
Female version of the name:Vitalina
Alternative spelling: Vitalik, Vitas’
Variations in the other languages:Vitaly (Russian), Vitale/ Vitalio (Italian), Vidal (Spanish), Witalis (Polish)
Interesting facts:This name was borne by many early martyrs and saints.
Famous persons: Vitaly Silitsky is an analyst and political scientist from Belarus.

53.  Yagor

How to pronounce: ya-GOR
Origin: Ancient Greek Γεώργιος
Alternative spelling: Yagorka
Variations in the other languages:Yegor (Russian)
Interesting facts:Along with names such as Yury, this is a variation of the name George.
Famous persons: Yegor Zabelov is a Belarusian composer and accordionist.

54.  Yawgen

How to pronounce: yaw-GEN
Origin: Ancient Greek εὐγενής
Female version of the name:Yawgeniya
Alternative spelling: Zhenya, Yawgesh
Variations in the other languages:Evgeniy (Russian), Eugen (German), Eugeniusz (Polish), Eugène (French), Eugene (English)
Famous persons: Yevgeny Perlin is a famous television presenter, showman, producer, and journalist.

Short Belarusian Male Names 

The following Belarusian names are short, easy to pronounce, beautiful, and meaningful.

55.  Adam

How to pronounce: ah-DAM
Origin: Ancient Hebrew אָדָם‎
Meaning:Made of red clay
Alternative spelling: Adash, Adamka
Interesting facts:In the Bible, Adam, along with Eve, was expelled from the Garden of Eden after eating the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Famous persons: Adam Maldis is a Belarusian and Soviet publicist, writer, translator, and literary critic.

56.  Aleg

How to pronounce: ah-LEH
Origin: Ancient Scandinavian Hélgi
Meaning:Holy, saint
Female version of the name:Olga
Alternative spelling: Aleszyk, Aleszka
Variations in the other languages:Oleg (Russian)
Interesting facts:A 9th-century Varangian ruler bore this name and thus it became the name of the capital of Kievan Rus.
Famous persons: Oleg Manaev is a well-known Belarusian public figure and sociologist.

57.  Ales

How to pronounce: ah-LES’
Female version of the name:Alesya
Alternative spelling: Alelka, Alehna
Interesting facts:This name can be a shortened form of names such as Alyaksey, Aleg, and Alyaksandr.
Famous persons: Ales Bialiatski is a human rights activist from Belarus.

58.  Aron 

How to pronounce: ah-RON
Origin: Ancient Hebrew אַהֲרוֹן
Meaning:High mountain 
Variations in the other languages:Harun (Turkish)
Interesting facts:In the Old Testament, Moses’ older brother, who acted as his spokesperson when they asked the pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery, has this name.

59.  Fama

How to pronounce: fa-MAH
Origin: Ancient Hebrew תאום
Alternative spelling: Tamash, Tamashyk, Tomka, Tumas’
Variations in the other languages:Foma (Russian), Thomas (English), Tomás (Spanish)
Interesting facts:This is the name of an apostle in the New Testament. When told Jesus had risen from the dead, he initially didn’t believe it until Jesus appeared before him. In India, according to tradition, he was martyred.

60.  Gleb

How to pronounce: GLEB
Origin: Ancient Scandinavian Guðleifr
Meaning:The heir of God, favorite of the gods
Alternative spelling: Glebka, Glebchyk
Variations in the other languages:Hleb (Polish), Glib (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:This first name also serves as a popular surname throughout Belarus and Russia.
Famous persons: Gleb Rassadkin is a footballer from Belarus.

61.  Ivan

How to pronounce: ee-VAHN
Origin: ‏Ancient Hebrew ‏יוחנן
Meaning:God is gracious
Alternative spelling: Vanya, Ivan’ka, Ivashka
Variations in the other languages:John/Shawn/Sean/Shaun (English), Juan (Spanish), Giovanni (Italian), Jan/Janusz (Polish)
Interesting facts:This name was borne by 6 different rulers of Russia and 9 emperors of Bulgaria.
Famous persons: Ivan Lutskevich was a famous archaeologist and public figure from Belarus.

62.  Igar

How to pronounce: EE-gar
Origin: Ancient Scandinavian Ingvarr
Meaning:A man protected by the god Freyr
Alternative spelling: Igarok, Gosha, Garus’
Variations in the other languages:Igor (Russian)
Interesting facts:‘Ing’ has associations with the North God Freyr, whilst the second part of the name, ‘Varr’, means ‘protection’. Therefore, the name means ‘protected by god Freyr’.
Famous persons: Igor Luchenok was a Soviet and Belarusian music teacher and composer.

63.  Ilya

How to pronounce: il’-YA
Origin: Ancient Hebrew אליהו
Meaning:God is my Lord 
Alternative spelling: Il’ka, Galyash
Variations in the other languages:Elias/Eli/Ellis (German), Illia (Ukrainian), Elijah (English), Eliasz (Polish)
Interesting facts:Ilya Muromets is a highly famous hero from Russian folklore.
Famous persons: Ilya Silchukov is a baritone opera singer from Belarus.

64.  Klim

How to pronounce: KLEEM
Origin: Latin Clemens
Alternative spelling: Klimash, Klimuk
Variations in the other languages:Kliment (Bulgarian), Clemens (Swedish), Klym (Ukrainian), Klemens (Polish)
Interesting facts:This name and its variations has been popular in the Christian world since antiquity.

 65.  Kir

How to pronounce: KEER
Origin: Ancient Greek Κύρος
Female version of the name:Kira
Alternative spelling: Kiryk
Interesting facts:This name may also be related to another Greek word, κύριος (kyrios) meaning “lord”.

66.  Lev

How to pronounce: LEV
Origin: Ancient Greek Λέων
Alternative spelling: Lewtsik, Lyavuk
Variations in the other languages:Leo (English, German, French)
Interesting facts:King Danylo Halytsky, the ruler of the Halych-Volyn principality, had a son called Lev. The Ukrainian city called Lviv was named after him.
Famous persons: Lev Gumilevsky was a sculptor.

67.  Luka

How to pronounce: loo-KAH
Origin: Ancient Greek Λουκᾶς
Meaning:Bright, luminous, born at dawn
Alternative spelling: Lukash, Luksha
Variations in the other languages:Luke/Lucas (English), Luca (Italian), Luc (French) 
Interesting facts:Luke is an apostle who authored one of the New Testament gospels.
Famous persons: Luka Dekut-Maley was Belarusian public and religious figure, preacher, translator of religious texts, and a publisher.

68.  Mark

How to pronounce: MARK
Origin: Latin MarcusLatin Martius 
Meaning:HammerBorn in March
Alternative spelling: Marus’
Variations in the other languages:Marcos (Spain), Marek (Polish), Marko/ Markiyan (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:Some believe that this name comes from Mars, the Roman god of war.
Famous persons: Mark Nemenman is a Soviet and Belarusian computer scientist notable for his work in systems programming and programming language research [9].

69.  Yury

How to pronounce: YOO-ryi
Origin: Ancient Greek Γεώργιος
Alternative spelling: Yurka, Yura, Yuras’
Variations in the other languages:Yuri (Russian)
Interesting facts:This is a variation of ‘George’. George was used as a baptismal name whereas Yury (or Yuri) was considered a secular name.
Famous persons: Yuri Zisser is a Belarusian programmer and businessman. He is the one who founded the Belarusian Internet project TUT.BY. 

70.  Yan

How to pronounce: YAN
Origin: Ancient Hebrew יוֹחָנָן
Meaning:Yahweh is merciful 
Female version of the name:Yana
Alternative spelling: Yanka, Yanik, Yanush
Variations in the other languages:Juan (Spanish), John (English)
Interesting facts:This name is a Belarusian variation of the name ‘John’.
Famous persons: Yan Barshchevsky, one of the founders of new Belarusian literature, was a Polish and Belarusian writer, poet, and publisher.

Rare Belarusian Boy Names 

The following names are rare in Belarus, but if you want to find a unique name for your child, a name from this list could be a good option. 

71.  Abram

How to pronounce: ab-RAM
Origin: Ancient Hebrew אַבְרָם
Meaning:Father of nations
Alternative spelling: Awram, Avras, Abrash
Variations in the other languages:Abraham (English)
Interesting facts:This was the original name of the biblical patriarch Abraham.
Famous persons: Abram Brazier was a Russian and Belarusian sculptor.

72.  Albert

How to pronounce: al’-BERT
Origin: Old German 
Meaning:Noble and bright
Female version of the name:Alberta
Alternative spelling: Alik
Interesting facts:In the medieval age, this was a popular name within German aristocracy.
Famous persons: Albert Zinovievich Kapengut is an international master in chess.

 73.  Arsen’

How to pronounce: ar-SEN’
Origin: Ancient Greek Ἀρσένιος
Meaning:Courageous, mature
Alternative spelling: Arsyuk, Arshuk, Arsik 
Variations in the other languages:Arseniy (Russian), Arsenio (Spanish)
Interesting facts:Saint Arsenius tutored Arcadius and Honorius, sons of Theodosius, a 5th-century emperor of Rome.
Famous persons: Arseniy Kontsedaylov is a football player.

 74.  Arest

How to pronounce: ah-REST
Origin: Ancient Greek Ὀρέστης
Meaning:Mountainous, highlander
Variations in the other languages:Orest (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:Orest (or Orestes) was a Greek mythological figure who killed his father Agamemnon after Agamemnon slaughtered his mother Clytemnestra.

75.   Astap

How to pronounce: as-TAP
Origin: Ancient Greek Εὐστάθιος
Meaning:Persistent, stable
Alternative spelling: Astash, Astah, Stashka
Variations in the other languages:Ostap (Ukrainian)

76.   Awgust

How to pronounce: aw-GOOST
Origin: Latin Augustus
Meaning:Exalted, venerable
Female version of the name:Awgusta
Alternative spelling: Awgis’, Awgus’, Awgustik
Variations in the other languages:Avgust (Russian), Augusto (Spanish)
Interesting facts:This name was borne by three Polish kings.

77.  Daminik

How to pronounce: da-mee-NEEK
Origin: Latin Dominicus
Meaning:Of the Lord
Female version of the name:Daminika
Alternative spelling: Domka, Damas’, Damuk, Damash
Variations in the other languages:Domenico (Italian), Domingo (Spanish), Dominik (Russian)
Interesting facts:This name has traditionally been given to children born on a Sunday.
Famous persons: Dominik Semashko was an activist from Belarus.

78.  Emyalyan

How to pronounce: ye-myal’-YAAN
Origin: Latin Aemiliánus
Alternative spelling: Amelka, Miltsyk
Variations in the other languages:Emelyan (Russian), Omelyan (Ukrainian), Emiliano (Italian)
Famous persons: Emelyan Azarenko was a Soviet and Belarusian professor of philosophy.

79.  Edmund

How to pronounce: ED-moond
Origin: Ancient English Eadmund
Meaning:Wealth and protection
Alternative spelling: Edmus’
Variations in the other languages:Edmond (French), Edmundo (Spanish)
Interesting facts:Two Anglo-Saxon kings of England bore this name.
Famous persons: Edmund Yarmusik is a famous historian and scientist from Belarus.

80.  Feliks

How to pronounce: FE-leeks
Origin: Latin Felix
Meaning:A happy, prosperous, lucky guy
Alternative spelling: Felyus, Felka, Felya
Variations in the other languages:Felice/Felicio (Italian)
Interesting facts:This name was popular among early Christians because of its meaning.
Famous persons: Feliks Lutsky is a Belarusian poet, singer, and composer.

81.  Garasim

How to pronounce: ga-RA-seem
Origin: Ancient Greek Γεράσιμος
Alternative spelling: Garus’, Gerus’. Gercha
Variations in the other languages:Gerasim (Russian)
Interesting facts:Saint Gerasimus was a hermit who lived by the Jordan River in the 5th century.

82.  German 

How to pronounce: GER-man
Origin: Latin Germanus
Alternative spelling: Gera
Variations in the other languages:Germain (French), Jermaine (English), Germano (Italian)
Interesting facts:There is a Russian folk variation of this name, Ermak.

83.  Ignat

How to pronounce: ee-GNAT
Origin: Latin Ignis
Meaning:Fire, fiery
Alternative spelling: Ignas’, Gnatka
Variations in the other languages:Gnat (Ukrainian), Ignazio (Italian), Ignacio (Spanish)
Interesting facts:This is from the Roman family name ‘Egnatius’ which means ‘unknown’. The spelling was later modified to resemble Latin ignis “fire”. 
Famous persons: Ignat Domejko was a Belarusian-born geologist who became a national hero in Chile and was officially recognized by UNESCO for his achievements.

84.  Lyavon

How to pronounce: lya-VON
Origin: Ancient Greek Λεόντιος
Alternative spelling: Lyavus’, Lyavash
Variations in the other languages:Leon (English)
Interesting facts:During the Christian era, this Greek name merged with the Latin cognate ‘Leo’ (Lev). Resultantly, the two versions are used interchangeably across European languages.
Famous persons: Lyavon Volsky is a Belarusian cultural figure, musician, writer, radio host, leader of the N.R.M. and Krambambulya, and winner of numerous music awards [10]. 

85.  Makar

How to pronounce: ma-KAR
Origin: Ancient Greek Μακάριος
Meaning:Blissful, happy
Alternative spelling: Makarka, Makarchyk
Variations in the other languages:Macario (Spain, Italian), Macaire (French)
Famous persons: Makar Kravtsov was a Belarusian public and political figure, poet, translator, publicist, and teacher. He is the author of the words of the anthem of the Belarusian People’s Republic.

86.  Martsin 

How to pronounce: MAR-tsin
Origin: Latin Martius
Meaning:Dedicated to the god Mars
Female version of the name:Martsina
Alternative spelling: Martsyuk, Marchuk, Martush
Variations in the other languages:Martino (Italian), Martin (English, French, German). Martyn (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:In some places, the “grandmother’s summer” is known as the “summer of St. Martin”. It is connected to the day of remembrance of Martin of Tours. Catholics celebrate this on November 11.
Famous persons: Martin Poczobut-Odlyanitsky was a Belarusian and Lithuanian mathematician, astronomer, and educator.

87.  Piman

How to pronounce: PEE-man
Origin: Ancient Greek Ποιμήν
Meaning:Herdsman, shepherd
Alternative spelling: Pimen
Famous persons: Pimen Panchenko was a Soviet and Belarusian publicist and translator.

88.  Platon

How to pronounce: pla-TON
Origin: Ancient Greek Πλάτων
Alternative spelling: Platosha
Interesting facts:It is possible that this name describes a strong and athletic person. In addition, this name is connected to Plato, who was one of the most important Greek philosophers.

89.  Rodzivon

How to pronounce: roh-dzee-VON
Origin: Ancient Greek Ρόδιον
Meaning:A resident of the island of Rhodes
Alternative spelling: Radzka, Radzik, Radzyuk
Variations in the other languages:Rodion (Russian)
Interesting facts:Some believe this name comes from the Greek word ρόδεος (pink) or is a variant of the name Herod.
Famous persons: Rodion Anatolyevich Bonch-Osmolovsky was an economist from Belarus.

90.  Tadzey

How to pronounce: tad-ZEY
Origin: Ancient Greek Θαδδαίος
Alternative spelling: Tadzik, Todzya, Todas’, Toduk
Variations in the other languages:Tadeusz (Polish), Faddei (Russian), Tadeo (Spanish)
Interesting facts:This could be derived from a word which means ‘heart’.

91.  Tsihan

How to pronounce: tsee-HAN
Origin: Ancient Greek Τύχων
Meaning:Lucky, successful 
Variations in the other languages:Tihon (Russian), Tyhin (Ukrainian), Tico (Spanish)

92.  Varlam

How to pronounce: var-LAM
Origin: Ancient Greek Βαρλαάμ
Alternative spelling: Varluk, Varlas’
Variations in the other languages:Varlaam (Georgian)
Interesting facts:In the Christian tradition, Balam was a hermit from the 3rd century who converted the son of an Indian king to Christianity.

93.  Vincent

How to pronounce: veen-TSENT
Origin: Latin Vincens
Meaning:To conquer
Alternative spelling: Vintsuk, Vinya
Variations in the other languages:Wincenty (Polish), Vince (Hungarian)
Interesting facts:This name was borne by a lot of saints and thus was popular in early Christian times.
Famous persons: Vincent Yakub Dunin-Martsinkevich was a poet and playwright from Belarus.

94.  Yulyan

How to pronounce: yoo-LYAN
Origin: Latin Julianus
Meaning:Owned by Julius
Female version of the name:Yulyana
Alternative spelling: Yulik, Yulyash
Variations in the other languages:Julian (French), Yulian (Russian),  Giuliano (Italian)
Interesting facts:The last pagan emperor of Rome bore this name (Julian the Apostate).

95.   Yazep

How to pronounce: YA-zep
Origin: Ancient Hebrew יוֹסֵף
Meaning:Yahweh will reward
Alternative spelling: Yazepka, Yuzik, Yuzuk
Variations in the other languages:Iosif (Russian), Yosyp (Ukrainian), Joseph (English)
Famous persons: Yazep (Joseph) Drozdovich was an artist across many mediums, as well as an ethnographer, archaeologist, and folklorist.

96.  Yakim

How to pronounce: ya-KEEM
Origin: Ancient Hebrew יְהוֹיָקִים
Meaning:Created by Yahweh
Alternative spelling: Yakimchyk, Yakimka
Variations in the other languages:Joaquín (Spanish), Jochem (Dutch), Jochen (German)
Interesting facts:This name and its variants were popular in Christian Europe due to the popularity of Saint Joachim, father to the Virgin Mary and husband of Saint Anne.

97.  Yakub

How to pronounce: ya-KOOB
Origin: Ancient Hebrew יעקב
Meaning:Holder of the heel
Alternative spelling: Yakush, Yakuta
Variations in the other languages:Yakov (Russian), Jacob (English), Giacobbe/Giacomo/Jacopo (Italian), Santiago, Yago, Diego, Jacobo (Spanish), Yakiv (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:This name is strongly associated with biblical history. Jacob was the twin brother of Esau, who held his heel when they were both being born.
Famous persons: Yakub Kolas was an important Soviet and Belarusian poet, playwright, and translator.

98.  Yalisey

How to pronounce: ya-lee-SEY
Origin: Ancient Hebrew אֱלִישָׁע
Meaning:God is salvation
Variations in the other languages:Elisha (English), Yelisey (Russian), Eliseo (Italian)
Interesting facts:Elisha was an Old Testament prophet and the attendant of and success to the prophet Elijah.

99.  Zahar

How to pronounce: za-HAR
Origin: Ancient Hebrew זְכַרְיָה‏‎
Meaning:Remembering the Lord
Alternative spelling: Zaharka, Zeshka
Variations in the other languages:Zachary (English), Zaccaria (Italian)
Famous persons: Zahar Shybeko is a Belarusian and Soviet historian.

100.  Zyanon

How to pronounce: zya-NON
Origin: Ancient Greek Ζήνων
Meaning:Belonging to the god Zeus
Alternative spelling: Zyanko, Zanash
Variations in the other languages:Zenon (Russian), Zeno (Italian)
Interesting facts:Zeno, on which this name is based, was the founder of the philosophical school of Stoicism in ancient Athens.
Famous persons: Zenon Paznyak is a Belarusian public figure, politician, archaeologist, critic, and writer.

Top 100 Belarusian Girl Names

Belarusian Girl

Below we have provided a list of 100 beautiful and meaningful Belarusian names for girls which we hope will be of some inspiration to you.

Traditional Belarusian Names For Girls

These are traditional Slavic names, which are used in Belarus. 

1.  Bagdana

How to pronounce: bag-DA-nah
Origin: Slavic
Male version of the name:Bagdan
Alternative spelling: Bagdanka, Dana
Variations in the other languages:Bogdana (Russian)

2.  Lyubow

How to pronounce: lyoo-BOW
Origin: Slavic
Alternative spelling: Lyuba, Lyubachka, Lyubtsya
Variations in the other languages:Lyubov (Russian)
Interesting facts:This name is analogous to the Ancient Greek name Ἀγάπη (Agape).
Famous persons: Liubov Cherkashyna is a Belarusian gymnast. 

3.  Lyudmila

How to pronounce: lyud-MEE-lah
Origin: Slavic
Meaning:Sweet to people
Alternative spelling: Lyusya, Lyuda, Mila
Interesting facts:Lyudmila is the name of a character in the poem Ruslan and Lyudmila by Aleksandr Pushkin [11]. 
Famous persons: Lyudmila Brzhozovskaya is a ballet dancer from Belarus.

4.  Miraslava

How to pronounce: mee-ra-SLAH-vah
Origin: Slavic
Meaning:Peace, glory
Male version of the name:Miraslaw
Alternative spelling: Mirka, Mira, Mirusya
Variations in the other languages:Miroslava (Russian), Mirosława (Polish) 

5.  Milana

How to pronounce: mee-LAH-nah
Origin: Slavic
Male version of the name:Milan
Interesting facts:Some may wrongly believe that this name is related to the Italian city, but the Slavic names Milana and Milan have totally distinct origins.

6.  Nadzeya

How to pronounce: na-DZE-yah
Origin: Slavic
Alternative spelling: Nadzya, Nadzeyka
Variations in the other languages:Nadezhda (Russian), Nadia (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:This name is synonymous with the Ancient Greek name Ελπίς (Ellis).
Famous persons: Nadezhda Ostapchuk is an athlete from Belarus.

7.  Rada

How to pronounce: RAH-dah
Origin: Old Slavic
Meaning:Joy, cheerful
Alternative spelling: Radusya, Radka

8.  Snizhana

How to pronounce: snye-ZHAH-nah
Origin: Slavic
Alternative spelling: Snezhka
Variations in the other languages:Snezhana (Russian), Śnieżka (Polish)
Interesting facts:This name is derived from a Slavic word referring to snow.
Famous persons: Snezhana Drebenkova is a freestyler from Belarus.

9.  Svyatlana

How to pronounce: svyat-LA-nah
Origin: Slavic
Alternative spelling: Svyatlanka, Sveta
Variations in the other languages:Svetlana (Russian)
Interesting facts:A. Vostokov invented this name in the 19th century for his romance called Svetlana and Mstislav, being used by later poets and then becoming a name used in everyday life.
Famous persons: Svetlana Aleksievich is a screenwriter and journalist from Belarus.

10.  Uladzislava

How to pronounce: oo-la-dzee-SLA-vah
Origin: Slavic
Meaning:Has fame
Male version of the name:Uladzislaw
Alternative spelling: Wlada, Ulada
Variations in the other languages:Vladislava (Russian)

11.  Vladlena

How to pronounce: vlahd-LEH-nah
Origin: USSR
Meaning:Vladimir Lenin
Male version of the name:Vladlen
Alternative spelling: Vlada, Lena
Interesting facts:This name comes from Vladimir Lenin, a revolutionary in the USSR. 

12.  Vera

How to pronounce: VIE-rah
Origin: Slavic
Alternative spelling: Vertsya, Vyarusya
Variations in the other languages:Vira (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:This name is analogous in meaning to the Ancient Greek name  Πίστις (Pistis).
Famous persons: Vera Kavalerova is an actress from Belarus. 

13.  Yaroslava

Popular Belarusian Names For Girls

The following names are popular in Belarus and in other countries too. You can find many familiar names that sound new and pleasant. 

14.  Alena

How to pronounce: ah-LYE-nah
Origin: Ancient Greek Ἑλένη
Meaning:Chosen, bright 
Alternative spelling: Lena, Lenachka, Alyonka
Variations in the other languages:Helen/Elen/Ellen/Helena (English)
Interesting facts:Some believe that this name originated with the word the Greeks used to refer to themselves, Hellenes.
Famous persons: Alena Lanskaya is a singer from Belarus.

15.  Alesya

How to pronounce: ah-LE-sya
Origin: Ancient Greek ἀλέξω
Male version of the name:Ales’
Alternative spelling: Lesya
Interesting facts:This name is an abbreviated form of the name Alyaksandra which has become an independent name. 
Famous persons: Alesya Yarmolenko is a singer from Belarus.

16.  Alina

How to pronounce: ah-LEE-nah
Origin: Ancient German Adelheid 
Alternative spelling: Alinka, Alya
Interesting facts:Some believe that this name used to be paired with the masculine name Alistair in Scotland.
Famous persons: Alina Talay is a well-known track and field athlete from Belarus.

17.  Alisa

How to pronounce: ah-LEE-sah
Origin: Old French Alais (Adelais)
Meaning:Noble girl (woman)
Alternative spelling: Aliska, Alya, Altsya
Variations in the other languages:Alice (English), Alisja (Polish), Alicia (Spain)
Interesting facts:This name and its many variations gained popularity after Lewis Carroll published Alice in Wonderland.
Famous persons: Alisa Avchinnik is an actress from Belarus.

18.  Albina

How to pronounce: al’-BEE-nah
Origin: Latin Albus
Male version of the name:Albin
Alternative spelling: Albinka, Alya
Variations in the other languages:Albi (French), Albino (Czech) 

 19.  Alyaksandra

How to pronounce: ah-lyak-SAN-drah
Origin: Ancient Greek ἀλέξω
Meaning:Protect, prevent
Male version of the name:Alyaksandr
Alternative spelling: Alesya, Lesya, Sasha, Alya, Shura
Variations in the other languages:Aleksandra (Russian), Alex/Sandy/Sandra (English),  Alejandrina (Spanish), Oleksandra (Ukrainian), Alexandrine (French)
Interesting facts:In Greek mythology, the names Alexandra and Kassandra are analogous to each other.
Famous persons: Alexandra Gerasimenya is a swimmer from Belarus.

20.  Anastasiya

How to pronounce: ah-nah-stah-SEE-ya
Origin: Ancient Greek Ἀναστασία
Meaning:Rebirth, return to life, resurrection
Alternative spelling: Nasta, Nastulya
Variations in the other languages:Stacy (English), Anastazja (Polish)
Interesting facts:While the masculine form of this name, Anastasy, is now rarely used and considered obsolete, the feminine form retains widespread popularity.
Famous persons: Anastasiya Novikova is a weightlifter from Belarus.

21.  Angelina

How to pronounce: an-ge-LEE-nah
Origin: Ancient Greek Ἀγγελίνα
Meaning:Messenger, angel
Alternative spelling: Lina, Angelinka
Interesting facts:The ancient Greek word angelos, from which this name is derived, comes from the personification of the unity of the gods Artemis and Zeus.
Famous persons: Angelina Malashchenko is a swimmer from Belarus.

22.  Anzhelika

How to pronounce: ahn-zhe-LEE-kah
Origin: Latin Angelicus
Alternative spelling: Lika, Anzhela
Variations in the other languages:Angelica (English), Angélique (French)
Famous persons: Anzhelika Agurbash is a Russian and Belarusian singer [12].

23.  Antanina

How to pronounce: ahn-tah-NEE-nah
Origin: Latin Antoninus
Meaning:Owned by Antony
Male version of the name:Anton
Alternative spelling: Antolya, Tonya
Variations in the other languages:Antonina (Russian), Antoinette (French)
Interesting facts:Some believe that this name’s origin lies in the Greek  ἄνθος meaning flower.

24.  Darya

How to pronounce: DAR-yah
Origin: Persian داریوش
Meaning:Possessing/owning and kind
Alternative spelling: Darka, Dasha
Variations in the other languages:Odarka/Daryna (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:Darius, the male equivalent of this name, has been associated with powerful rulers of Persia. In Russian territories, the female form of the name gained popularity however.
Famous persons: Daria Domracheva is a biathlete from Belarus.

25.  Dziana

How to pronounce: dzee-AH-nah
Origin: Latin Deus
Alternative spelling: Dzianka
Interesting facts:Diana was the ancient Greek goddess of the moon and the hunt, who was also the protector of young girls. This name and its variations are widespread throughout Europe.
Famous persons: Diana Balyko is a Russian-speaking Belarusian prose writer, poet, and playwright.

26.  Elizaveta

How to pronounce: ye-lee-za-VYE-tah
Origin: Ancient Hebrew ‏אלישבע‏‎
Meaning:God is my Oath
Alternative spelling: Liza, Lizachka
Variations in the other languages:Elizabeth/Elisa (English), Elisabetta/Bettina/Babetta (Italian), Isabelle (French), Isabel (Spanish)
Famous persons: Elizaveta Faley is an actress from Belarus.

27.  Galina

How to pronounce: gah-LEE-nah
Origin: Ancient Greek γαλήνη
Meaning:Calmness, silence, serenity
Alternative spelling: Galya, Galinka, Galusya
Variations in the other languages:Galyna (Ukrainian)
Interesting facts:Galina was an ancient Greek nereid of the calm seas.
Famous persons: Galina Bulyka is a Belarusian translator and writer.

28.  Gelena

How to pronounce: geh-LIE-nah
Origin: Ancient Greek Ἑλένη
Meaning:Chosen, bright 
Alternative spelling: Gelenka, Gelya, Lena
Variations in the other languages:Elena (Russian), Helen/Elen/ Ellen/Helena (English), Olena (Ukrainian)
Famous persons: Helena (Gelena) Skirmunt was a sculptor and artist whose work focused on Belarus, Poland, and Lithuania.

29.  Hrystsina

How to pronounce: hrys-TSEE-nah
Origin: Ancient Greek Χριστός
Meaning:Christian, dedicated to Christ
Male version of the name:Hrystsyan
Alternative spelling: Hrysya
Variations in the other languages:Kristina (Russian), Hrystyna (Ukrainian), Cristina (Italian, Spanish), Christina (English)
Interesting facts:This name, and Christianity itself, came to Belarus via Byzantium.
Famous persons: Kristina Kozel is a television presenter from Belarus.

30.  Iryna

How to pronounce: ee-RY-nah
Origin: Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη 
Meaning:Peace, tranquility
Alternative spelling: Irynka, Ira
Variations in the other languages:Irina (Russian), Irène (French), Irene (English)
Interesting facts:Eirene, or Eirena is an ancient Greek goddess of peace and peacefulness.
Famous persons: Iriana Smolskaya is a television presenter from Belarus.

31.  Ilona

How to pronounce: eeh-LOH-nah
Origin: Ancient Greek Ἑλένη
Interesting facts:‘Ilona’ is the Hungarian version of the Greek name ‘Olena’.
Famous persons: Ilona Usovich is a Belarusian runner.

32.  Karina

How to pronounce: kah-REE-nah
Origin: Latin Carus
Alternative spelling: Karinka
Variations in the other languages:Karyna (Ukrainian), Karen (English)
Interesting facts:There is also a version of this name of Arabic origin: “Karim”, meaning “generous”, “generous”, and “noble”.
Famous persons: Karina Momat is a famous Belarusian model. 

33.  Katsyaryna

How to pronounce: kah-tsya-RY-nah
Origin: Ancient Greek Αἰκατερίνη
Meaning:Pure, immaculate
Alternative spelling: Katsya, Kasya, Katsyunya
Variations in the other languages:Ekaterina (Russian), Catherine/Katharine/Katherine Katrina (English), Catalina/Catarina (Spanish), Caterina (Italian), Katarzyna (Polish), Kateryna (Ukrainian), Cathy (French)
Interesting facts:Due to Empress Catherine II, who was considered to have had a very successful reign (Catherine’s Golden Age), the name became common among Russian noblewomen.
Famous persons: Katerina Andreeva is a Belarusian journalist.

34.  Kseniya

How to pronounce: KSYEH-nee-ya
Origin: Ancient Greek ξενίαAncient Greek ξενίος
Meaning:HospitalityA traveler, a foreigner, a stranger 
Alternative spelling: Ksyusha, Oksana
Variations in the other languages:Xenia (English)
Interesting facts:Oksana, derived from this name, became an independent name.
Famous persons: Kseniya Valakhanovych is a Russian-speaking Belarusian writer.

35.  Larysa

How to pronounce: lah-RY-sah
Origin: Ancient Greek λάρος
Alternative spelling: Lara, Lora, Larachka
Variations in the other languages:Larisa (Russian)
Interesting facts:In Ancient Greek mythology, Larissa, a nymph, was the granddaughter of  Poseidon.
Famous persons: Larisa Pompeevna was a Belarusian Soviet opera singer (soprano), public figure, and director [13]. 

36.  Lidziya

How to pronounce: LEE-dzee-yah
Origin: Ancient Greek Λυδία
Meaning:A resident of Lydia
Alternative spelling: Lida, Lidzya
Variations in the other languages:Lidiya (Russian)
Interesting facts:Lydia, an ancient country in Asia Minor, was where Zeus’ cult spread.
Famous persons: Lidiya Yalovchik was a Belarusian poet and writer. 

37.  Marta

How to pronounce: MAR-tah
Origin: Aramaic מַרְתָּא
Alternative spelling: Martsya, Martusya
Variations in the other languages:Martha (English)
Interesting facts:In Russia, the ‘Marfa’ version of this name was popular among the common people.

38.  Maryia

How to pronounce: mah-RY-yah
Origin: Ancient Hebrew מרים
Alternative spelling: Marylya, Mara, Masha
Variations in the other languages:Maria (Russian), Mary/Marie/Mariah (English)
Interesting facts:Some believe that this name is actually derived from the Hebrew name Miriam, and means desired or beloved.
Famous persons: Maria Gulegina is a Belarusian and Soviet soprano singer.

39.  Maryna

How to pronounce: ma-RY-nah
Origin: Latin Marinus
Alternative spelling: Marynka
Variations in the other languages:Marina (Russian)
Interesting facts:This name comes from a rare Roman male name, Marin.
Famous persons: Marina Linchuk is a model from Belarus.

40.  Maryana

How to pronounce: mar’-YA-nah
Origin: Latin Marianus
Meaning:Belonging to the Marianus family
Male version of the name:Maryan
Alternative spelling: Maryanka, Mara, Manya, Marka
Interesting facts:Some believe this name is derived simply from a combination of the names Anna and Maria.

41.  Margaryta

How to pronounce: mar-ga-RY-tah
Origin: Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης
Alternative spelling: Margusya, Ryta, Rytusya
Variations in the other languages:Margarita (Russian), Margaret/Maggie (English), Margherita (Italian),  Marguerite/Margot/Margaux (French)
Interesting facts:According to Ancient Greek mythology, Margaritos is one of the names of Aphrodite.
Famous persons: Margarita Levchuk is a Belarusian opera singer.

42.  Natallya

How to pronounce: na-TAL-lyah
Origin: Latin Natalis
Meaning:Native, born
Male Version of the name:Nataly
Alternative spelling: Natasha, Natashka, Natalya, Natalka
Variations in the other languages:Nataly (English), Natalia (Spanish)
Interesting facts:The masculine form of this name is no longer used in everyday life.
Famous persons: Natalya Palchevskaya is a gymnast from Belarus.

43.  Palina

How to pronounce: pah-LEE-nah
Origin: Latin Paulus
Meaning:A little, modest
Alternative spelling: Polya, Polka
Variations in the other languages:Polina (Russian), Paulina (Spain), Pauline (French)
Interesting facts:This name may have originally been a colloquial variation of the name Appolinarius. 
Famous persons: Polina Poleneychyk is a singer from Belarus.

44.  Renata

How to pronounce: ryeh-NAH-tah
Origin: Latin Renatus
Meaning:Reborn, born again
Male version of the name:Renat
Alternative spelling: Rena, Rina

45.  Raisa

How to pronounce: rah-EE-sah
Origin: Ancient Greek  ἥρως 
Meaning:The hero’s daughter, heroine
Alternative spelling: Raya, Raiska
Interesting facts:This name is a shortened form of an Ancient Greek name ‘Iraida’.
Famous persons: Raisa Borovikova is a translator and playwright from Belarus.

46.  Ruslana

How to pronounce: rooh-SLAH-nah
Origin: Turkic Arslan 
Male version of the name:Ruslan
Alternative spelling: Rusya, Lana

47.  Safiya

How to pronounce: sa-FEE-yah
Origin: Ancient Greek σοφία
Alternative spelling: Sonya, Son’ka, Zosya
Variations in the other languages:Sofia (Russian), Sophie (English, French), Zofia (Polish)
Interesting facts:This name was borne by a likely mythical early saint who died under the reign of the emperor Hadrian. This legendary figure probably came about due to a misinterpretation of the phrase ‘Hagia Sophia’, the name of a Constantinople basilica.
Famous persons: Sophia Grojsman is a Belarusian and American perfumer.

48.  Taisiya

How to pronounce: tah-EE-see-yah
Origin: Ancient Greek Θαΐς
Meaning:Owned by the goddess Isis
Alternative spelling: Taya, Taiska
Interesting facts:Versions of this name originated in Egypt, then came to Greece and beyond to Russia etc.
Famous persons: Taisa Supranovich is a writer from Belarus.

49.  Tamara

How to pronounce: ta-MA-rah
Origin: Ancient Hebrew ‏תַמַר
Meaning:Date palm 
Alternative spelling: Tamarka, Toma, Tamusya, Tamulya
Interesting facts:This name is a modern Russian equivalent to Tamar, a biblical name.
Famous persons: Tamara Alpeyeva is a culturologist and philosopher from Belarus.

50.  Tatsyana

How to pronounce: ta-TSYA-nah
Origin: Latin Tatius
Meaning:Mistress from the Tatia clan
Alternative spelling: Tanya, Tatsya, Tanyushka
Variations in the other languages:Tatyana (Russian)
Interesting facts:This name is derived from the legendary king of Sabine, Titus Tatia. Women in this family were called ‘Tatyanos’.
Famous persons: Tatyana Bembel is an art historian and critic, teacher, gallery owner, and maker of related cultural projects and television.

51.  Ulyana

How to pronounce: oo-LYAH-nah
Origin: Latin Julianus
Meaning:Belonging to July
Male version of the name:Ulyan
Alternative spelling: Ulya
Interesting facts:This name shares its origins with the name ‘Julia’.
Famous persons: Ulyana Sokolova is a blogger from Belarus.

52.  Valentina

How to pronounce: vah-leen-TEE-nah
Origin: Latin Valens
Meaning:Strong, healthy
Male version of the name:Valentin
Alternative spelling: Valya
Variations in the other languages:Valentine (French)
Famous persons: Valentina Gartsueva is a theater and film actress from Belarus.

53.  Valerya

How to pronounce: vah-LYEH-ree-yah
Origin: Latin Valere
Meaning:Be strong, healthy
Male version of the name:Valeryi
Alternative spelling: Valerka, Lera
Variations in the other languages:Valérie (French)
Famous persons: Valeria Gribusova is a musician and singer-songwriter from Belarus.

54.  Veranika

How to pronounce: vie-ra-NEE-kah
Origin: Ancient Greek Βερονίκη
Meaning:Bringing victory
Alternative spelling: Nika, Vera
Variations in the other languages:Veronika (Russian)
Interesting facts:In Italy, the name eventually came to be interpreted as ‘a resident of Verona’.
Famous persons: Veronika Plyashkevich is an actress from Belarus best known for The Mistress of the Mountain (2020). 

55.  Viktorya

How to pronounce: veek-TO-ry-ya
Origin: Latin Victoria
Male version of the name:Viktar
Alternative spelling: Vika, Vikusya
Variations in the other languages:Viktoriya (Russian), Vittoria (Italian)
Interesting facts:In Roman mythology, Victoria is the goddess of victory, analogous to Nike, a Greek goddess.
Famous persons: Victoria Azarenko is a Belarusian professional tennis player and a former world No.1 in singles.

56.  Volga

How to pronounce: VOL’-gah
Origin: Ancıent Scandinavian heilagr
Meaning:Holy, sacred
Male version of the name:Aleg
Alternative spelling: Volya, Olya
Variations in the other languages:Olga (Russian), Helga (German)
Famous persons: Olga Nikolaevna Khizhinkova is a famous model from Belarus.

57.  Yuliya

How to pronounce: YOO-lee-yah
Origin: Latin Julianus
Meaning:Belonging to July
Male version of the name:Yulyan
Alternative spelling: Yulya, Yulka
Variations in the other languages:Julia (English), Julie (French)
Interesting facts:Some believe that the name may originate from the Greek word ϊουλος (yulos), which means ‘wavy’ and ‘fluffy’.
Famous persons: Yulia Nesterenko is a Belarusian sprinter who won the women’s 100 meters race at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

58.  Yawgeniya

How to pronounce: yaw-GYE-nee-ya
Origin: Ancient Greek εὐγενής
Meaning:A noble, a descendant of a noble family
Male version of the name:Yawgen
Alternative spelling: Zhenya, Yugasya
Variations in the other languages:Evgeniya (Russian), Eugenia (English, Spain, Italian), Eugénie (French)
Interesting facts:In the 19th century, the name was popular among nobles.
Famous persons: Evgeniya Pasternak is a renowned Belarusian writer.

59.  Zhana

How to pronounce: ZHA-nah
Origin: Ancient Hebrew ‏יוֹחָנָן
Meaning:Grace of God
Alternative spelling: Zhanka, Zhanachka
Variations in the other languages:Joanna/Joan (English)
Interesting facts:In Russian, this name emerged from the Old French name ‘Jehanne’.

60.  Zinaida

How to pronounce: zee-na-EE-dah
Origin: Ancient Greek Ζηναϊς
Meaning:From Zeus’s family
Alternative spelling: Zina, Zinulya
Interesting facts:This name was shared by a 1st-century saint who was a doctor along with her sister Philonella.
Famous persons: Zinaida Stagurskaya was a famous Belarusian racing cyclist. She was the World Champion in 2000.

Short Belarusian Female Names 

Here is a list with short but also interesting Belarusian names. Read the origins and meanings to make good choices! 

61.  Ada

How to pronounce: AH-dah
Origin: Old German 
Alternative spelling: Adz’ka, Adka
Interesting facts:This name can be a short form of the names Adelina and Adelaide, but is now used as an independent name.

62.  Ala

How to pronounce: AH-lah
Origin: Ancient Greek ἄλλη
Alternative spelling: Alka, Alachka, Alya
Variations in the other languages:Alla (Russian)
Interesting facts:Alla can be an abbreviated form of the Arabic male name Aladdin.
Famous persons: Alla Kasabutskaya is a climber from Belarus.

63.  Anna

How to pronounce: AN-nah
Origin: Ancient Hebrew ‏חַנָּה
Meaning:Supportive, good
Alternative spelling: Ganka, Anka, Antsya
Variations in the other languages:Ann/Anne/Hanna (English)
Interesting facts:Anna Yaroslavna was the daughter of Yaroslav the Wise. She became the queen of France.
Famous persons: Anna Korotkina is a composer and musician from Belarus.

64.  Dina

How to pronounce: DEE-nah
Origin: Ancient Hebrew  ‏דינה
Meaning:Justice, retribution, judge 
Interesting facts:Some believe that this name came to the Slavic world through the Arabic word, which means religion or faith.

65.  Eva

How to pronounce: YE-vah
Origin: Ancient Hebrew ‏חוה
Meaning:Giving life
Alternative spelling: Evtsya, Ewka
Variations in the other languages:Eve/Ava (English), Ewa (Polish) 
Interesting facts:Eve, a variant of Eva, is the name of the first woman in Abrahamic faiths.

66.  Ema

How to pronounce: E-mah
Origin: Old German 
Meaning:Whole, universal
Alternative spelling: Emachka, Emusya
Variations in the other languages:Emma (English)

67.  Ina

How to pronounce: EEN-nah
Origin: Latin Inno
Meaning:Rough stream
Alternative spelling: Inka, Inachka, Inusya
Variations in the other languages:Inna (Russian)
Interesting facts:There is a possible older alternate origin of this name. In Sumerian mythology, there is a goddess called Inanna, who is the goddess of heaven and the sunrise.
Famous persons: Inna Afanasyeva is a Belarusian and Soviet singer in pop music.

68.  Inga

How to pronounce: EEN-gah
Origin: Old Scandinavian (or Old German) Ing/ Yng
Meaning:Protected by Yngwie (god Freyr)
Interesting facts:The masculine forms of this name, Ingolf and Ingvar, are less popular, but this female form is widespread throughout Belarus and Russia.
Famous persons: Inga Khruscheva is a television presenter from Belarus.

69.  Kira

How to pronounce: KEE-rah
Origin: Ancient Greek  κύριοςAncient Persian 
Meaning:Lord Sun
Male version of the name:Kir
Variations in the other languages:Kirah/Kyra (English), Cira/Ciretta (Italian) 
Interesting facts:This name may actually come from the Indian name ‘Kiran’, which is unisex.

70.  Lina

How to pronounce: LEE-nah
Origin: Ancient Greek Λῖνος
Alternative spelling: Linachka, Linka
Interesting facts:This name can be used as an abbreviated form of names ending in -lina, such as Polina, Karolina, and Angelina.

71.  Maya

How to pronounce: MAH-yah
Origin: Ancient Greek ΜαϊαAncient Hebrew ‏מים
Meaning:Mother Water
Interesting facts:Maya is a goddess in Roman and Greek mythology for whom the month of May is named.

72.  Nika

How to pronounce: NEE-kah
Origin: Ancient Greek Νίκη
Interesting facts:This name is a short form of the name Veronika which is also used as an independent name.

73.  Nina

How to pronounce: NEE-nah
Origin: Georgian ნინო 
Alternative spelling: Ninachka, Ninulya, Nintsya
Interesting facts:Many believe this name is associated with the legendary king Ninos who founded the New Assyrian state and the city of Nineveh.
Famous persons: Nina Baginskaya is a Belarusian public figure and opposition activist.

74.  Nora

How to pronounce: NO-rah
Origin: Old Provencal Alienor
Alternative spelling: Norka, Norstya
Interesting facts:This is a short form of the name Eleonora.

75.  Nona

How to pronounce: NO-nah
Origin: Latin 
Alternative spelling: Nonachka, Nonulya
Variations in the other languages:Nonna (Russian)
Interesting facts:A 4th-century saint, mother of Saint Gregory of Nazianzus, bore this name.

76.  Yana

How to pronounce: YAH-nah
Origin: Ancient Hebrew יוחנה
Meaning:Grace of God
Male version of the name:Yan
Alternative spelling: Yanka, Yasya
Variations in the other languages:Jean/Joan (English), Giovanna (Italian)
Famous persons: Yana Novikova is an actress from Belarus.

77.  Zoya

How to pronounce: ZO-yah
Origin: Ancient Greek Ζωή
Alternative spelling: Zoyka, Zoechka
Variations in the other languages:Zoe (English)
Interesting facts:This name is a form of the name ‘Zoe’ which is believed to come from the Hebrew name Eve.
Famous persons: Zoya Antonova is a film actress from Belarus.

Rare Belarusian Girl Names 

The names below are rare in Belarus. This list will hopefully help you if you are looking for a unique name for your baby girl!

78.  Agata

How to pronounce: ah-GA-tah
Origin: Latin Agatha
Alternative spelling: Agasya, Agas’ka, Gasya, Gas’ka
Variations in the other languages:Agathe (French), Agatha (English)
Interesting facts:Saint Agatha, a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and then killed because she spurned the advances of a Roman official, was revered in the Middle Ages.
Famous persons: Agata Makarova (Galina) was a Belarusian and Soviet actress. 

79.  Agniya

How to pronounce: ag-NEE-yah
Origin: Ancient Greek ἁγνεία
Alternative spelling: Agnesya, Gnesya
Variations in the other languages:Agnes (English, German), Agnesse (Spain), Agnieszka (Polish) 
Interesting facts:Some believe that the origin of this name lies in the Latin word for lamb, ‘agnus’.

80.  Anfisa

How to pronounce: an-FEE-sah
Origin: Ancient Greek Ἀνθοῦσα
Meaning:Chosen, bright 
Alternative spelling: Fisa, Anfiska
Interesting facts:This name is most common among those from the North Caucasus.

81.  Daminika

How to pronounce: da-mee-NEE-kah
Origin: Latin Dominicus
Meaning:Belonging to God 
Male version of the name:Daminik
Alternative spelling: Domnika, Domka
Variations in the other languages:Dominika (Russian)
Interesting facts:Latin dominicus originates from the phrase ‘dies dominicus’, which means “the day of God” (which is Sunday for Catholics). Thus, the name can be interpreted as meaning “born on Sunday”.

82.  Emiliya

How to pronounce: eh-MEE-lee-yah
Origin: Latin Aemilia
Alternative spelling: Amilya, Miltsya
Variations in the other languages:Emily (English)
Interesting facts:Some believe that this name is related to the Greek word αἱμύλιος, meaning “crafty, insinuatingly affectionate.”
Famous persons: Emilia Plater was a Belarusian countess and revolutionary.

83.  Faina

How to pronounce: fah-EE-nah
Origin: Ancient Greek  φαεινή
Meaning:Shining, shiny
Alternative spelling: Faya, Fainka
Famous persons: Faina Milchina was a cultural figure from Belarus.

84.  Kamila

How to pronounce: ka-MEE-lah
Origin: Latin Camillus
Meaning:A youth employed in religious services
Male version of the name:Kamil
Alternative spelling: Kamilka, Milya, Milka
Variations in the other languages:Camille (French), Camilla (English)
Interesting facts:Virgil in the Aeneid wrote of a legendary warrior maiden of the Volsci who shared this name.Fanny Burney’s novel Camilla (1796) also helped make this name popular [14].

85.  Karalina

How to pronounce: ka-ra-LEE-nah
Origin: Old German
Alternative spelling: Karusya, Karuta, Lina
Variations in the other languages:Karolina (English), Carolina (English), Caroline (French)
Interesting facts:This name arose along with the masculine form ‘Karl’, initially meaning ‘man’ but later gaining the meaning of ‘king’.

86.  Klara

How to pronounce: KLAH-rah
Origin: Latin Clara
Meaning:Light, clean, transparent
Alternative spelling: Klarka, Klarachka
Variations in the other languages:Claire (English, French)
Interesting facts:Saint Clare of Assisi, friend and follower of Saint Francis, who moved away from her rich family to found the order of nuns called the Poor Clares, popularized this name.

87.  Pawla

How to pronounce: PAW-lah
Origin: Latin Paulus
Meaning:Modest, a little
Male version of the name:Pavel
Variations in the other languages:Pavla (Russian), Paola (Italian), Paula (Polish), Paule (French), Pála (Icelandic)

88.  Raina

How to pronounce: ra-EE-nah
Origin: Latin Regina
Alternative spelling: Rasya, Ras’ka
Variations in the other languages:Rayna (Bulgarian)

89.  Rimma

How to pronounce: REE-mah
Origin: Ancient Greek Ριμμᾶς
Alternative spelling: Rima, Rimka
Interesting facts:This name’s origins may lie in the Bulgarian name Rimen, itself a Slavic form of the name Roman.
Famous persons: Rimma Chigirieva was a famous historian and bibliographer from Belarus.

90.  Rusza 

How to pronounce: ROO-zha
Origin: Latin Rosa
Alternative spelling: Roza, Ruzhka, Rozka
Variations in the other languages:Roza (Russian), Rose (English)
Interesting facts:For a long time this name has had associations with fragrant rose flowers.

91.  Serafima

How to pronounce: se-ra-FEE-ma
Origin: Latin Seraphinus
Male version of the name:Serafim
Alternative spelling: Simka, Sima, Fima
Interesting facts:Seraphim are a particular set of angels described in the Bible who have six wings each.

92.  Stefaniya

How to pronounce: ste-FA-nee-ya
Origin: Ancient Greek Στέφανος
Male version of the name:Stsiapan
Alternative spelling: Stefka, Stefa
Famous persons: Stefania Stanyutasovetskaya was a film and theater actress from Belarus.

93.  Teklya

How to pronounce: TEK-lyah
Origin: Ancient Greek Θεοκλεία
Meaning:God and fame
Alternative spelling: Fyokla, Tetsya
Interesting facts:This name was shared by a 1st-century saint who appeared in the Acts of Paul and Thecla. This story tells the tale of how Thecla chose to remain a virgin, much to the annoyance of her mother and suitor, after hearing Paul speak about the virtues of chastity.

94.  Vanda

How to pronounce: VAN-da
Origin: Old German 
Meaning:A wanderer
Alternative spelling: Vandzya
Variations in the other languages:Wanda (Polish)
Interesting facts:This is the name of the daughter of the legendary founder of Krakow in Polish folklore.
Famous persons: Vanda Levitskaya is a writer from Belarus.

95.  Varvara

How to pronounce: var-VA-rah
Origin: Ancient Greek βάρβαρος
Alternative spelling: Varka, Varusya
Variations in the other languages:Barbara (English)
Interesting facts:Apparently, according to legend, Saint Barbara, a young woman who became the patron of stonemasons, architects, geologists, and artillerymen, was killed by her father called Dioscorus. He was then struck and killed by a bolt of lightning. 
Famous persons: Varvara Vyrvich, also called ‘Bandit Katya’, was a Belarusian partisan in the Great Patriotic War.

96.  Vasilisa

How to pronounce: va-see-LEE-sah
Origin: Ancient Greek Βασίλισσα
Male version of the name:Vasil’
Alternative spelling: Vasya
Interesting facts:In Russian folk tales, this is one of the most common female names.
Famous persons: Vasilisa Marzalyuk is an athlete from Belarus.

97.  Yustyna

How to pronounce: yu-STY-nah
Origin: Latin Justus
Male version of the name:Yustyn
Alternative spelling: Yusta, Yustusya

98.  Yanina

How to pronounce: ya-NEE-nah
Origin: Ancient Hebrew יוחנה
Meaning:Grace of God
Interesting facts:This name is a variation of another independent name, Yana. 

99.  Yadviga

How to pronounce: ya-DVEE-ha
Origin: Old German Hedwig
Meaning:The one who fights
Alternative spelling: Yadzya, Yasya
Interesting facts:Hadwiga (Polish)
Famous persons: Yadviga Poplavskaya is a Belarusian and Soviet pop singer.

100.  Zlata

How to pronounce: ZLAH-tah
Origin: Ancient Hebrew ‏זלאַטע
Male version of the name:Zlat
Interesting facts:Zlatovlaska is a Slavic folklore figure, and there was a Slavic female name Zlatotsveta which was also used. Zlata is an abbreviated form of these.


We hope our lists of beautiful and popular Belarusian names for boys and girls will help inspire parents-to-be on their baby-naming journeys!

©️ By Marina Kaverina