Given Name ASLAN

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Аслан (Kazakh, Chechen, Ossetian), Аслъан (Western Circassian), Аслъэн (Eastern Circassian)

Meaning & History

From Turkic arslan meaning "lion". This was a byname or title borne by several medieval Turkic rulers, including the Seljuk sultan Alp Arslan (a byname meaning "brave lion") who drove the Byzantines from Anatolia in the 11th century. The name Aslan was later used by the author C. S. Lewis for the main protagonist (a lion) in his 'Chronicles of Narnia' series of books, first appearing in 1950.


animals, felines, lions, literature, Narnia characters, Tales characters
VARIANT: Arslan (Turkish)
Entry updated July 11, 2018