The most and least popular names in Belarus

The most and least popular names in Belarus

The Belarus' Ministry of Justice has revealed the most popular names given to children in Minsk in 2017.

The most popular male names are Mikhail, Artem, Maxim, Ivan and Daniel.

The most popular female names are Sofia, Anna, Maria, Ksenia and Alisa.

The Ministry of Justice says that these same names are popular in other regions of Belarus, too.

Here are the least popular names. They were registered only about 1 or 2 times each:

The rarest male names: Adolf, Klavdiy, Matvei, Potapy, Prokofy, Simon, Spiridon, Ernst, Jan Karol, Yaropolk.

The rarest female names: Anisa, Appolinaria, Valencia, Versalia, Eusenia, Claudia, Larisa, Slavyana, Justina.