FRANCYSKФранцыскmBelarusian (Archaic) Belarusian form of FRANCISCUS. Francysk Skaryna ( 1470-1552) was a Belarusian humanist, physician, translator and one of the first book printers in Eastern Europe, laying the groundwork for the development of the Belarusian language.
IŽOTAІжотаfBelarusian, Literature, Arthurian Romance Belarusian form of ISEULT that was used in the Old Belarusian translation of Tristan and Iseult called Apoviesć pra Tryščana (translates The Tale of Tristan into English) that was made in the XVI century by an unknown author.
JANKAЯнкаmBelarusian Belarusian form of Ioannes (see JOHN), diminutive of JAN (1). A notable bearer is Ivan Daminikavič Lucevič, the Belarusian poet and writer better known by his pen name Janka Kupala (1882-1942)... [more]