As of 1 January 2019, there were 1,868,000 children under 18 in Belarus.
The number of children by age
(in % to the total population of children under 18 as of 1 January 2019):
0-6 – 42.5%
7-14 – 43.3%
15-17 – 14.2%
Most births involves a second, third and subsequent children. More boys than girls are born every year.
A total of 94,000 children were born in 2018 (48,000 boys and 46,000 girls), including 1,042 twins and 13 triplets.
Childbirth lump-sum payments:*
- for the first child - Br2,240.2 (ten base amounts), for second and third children - Br3,136.28 (14 base amounts),
- monthly child benefits for the first child - Br362.46, for the second and subsequent children - Br414.24, disabled child - Br466.02.
Most popular baby names: *
Artem, Mikhail, Maksim, Ivan, Roman, Aleksandr, Daniil, Sofia, Maria, Polina, Eva, Anna, Darya, Ksenia, Alisa
* In May 2019
* In Minsk in 2018
Source: Belarus National Statistics Committee, Minsk City Hall