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I love this name. It's strong and short, but still uncommon.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2007
I like this name, but I'd never use it because Aslan from Chronicles of Narnia represents Jesus Christ, and because of that the name seems sacred to me.
Pippin  3/18/2008
I agree with Pippin. (Plus, if I actually called my child Aslan he would be teased ENDLESSLY).
Katheros  6/12/2008
I think it's really cool that Aslan means 'lion'! It is very fitting, then, that C. S. Lewis used the name for his character. Aslan the Lion is one of my favorite characters in all of literature. (I think that might be because he represents Jesus Christ. =))
― Anonymous User  5/26/2008
Aslan is a pretty common Turkish surname. In Turkey they wouldn't automatically think of Jesus Christ when hearing 'Aslan' as Turkey is a Muslim country and I don't think Narnia was a big thing there.

Anyway, Aslan can also be spelt Arslan.
Shibbeh  5/9/2009
I knew a little girl once named Aslan. Not entirely sure what her parents were thinking. Sure, there are worse associations to have, but a girl with a guy's name? Really?
welovejamesarness  3/3/2011
Aslan is also used in Chechnya (a traditionally Islamic country) as a first name for men. Since Chechnya is forced to follow the Russian naming system, it is also found as a middle name in the form of a patronymic, namely Aslanovich.

A well-known bearer of this name is the late Aslan Maskhadov, a former president of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
Lucille  4/10/2011
This was my mother's maiden name. I think Aslan and U/Osama make much better alternatives to the more common Leo. Although, I guess in America, naming your child Osama wouldn't be the best idea...
― Anonymous User  5/5/2011
A variant of Aslan is Arslan which is the Old Turkic spelling of the word/name.
Shibbeh  8/18/2011
The name Aslan is also used in Georgia, where it is a bit uncommon.

In Georgian, Aslan is written as: ასლან.
Lucille  6/9/2013
Actually, if I hadn't had the name I have now, I would have been named Aslan and I'm a female :P But I already have a unusual name, so Aslan wouldn't have been any weirder.
CatpainA2020  8/29/2015
I loved the Chronicles of Narnia as a child, and I always picture the large, majestic lion when I hear this name. I love it, though I can't really picture it on a person, ha ha.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
I loved the name Aslan, it was actually the only name my husband and I could agree on for our little girl. Although we did change the spelling the name is still just as beautiful.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2016
Aslan Kerimov is a retired football midfielder from Azerbaijan. He debuted for the national team in October 1994, and his international career earned him 74 caps, making him Azerbaijan's most capped player.
cutenose  1/11/2017
Three years ago I rescued a beautiful Golden Retriever puppy. He was found on the street wandering and hungry. I brought him home and he was so frightened he wouldn't fall asleep until we reassured him that he was safe and well loved. I named him "Aslan" not only did it "feel" right, it is a name I truly love as I am a huge C.S. Lewis fan. This dog is such a blessing to me. My husband of 32 years had just died and then Aslan came into my life. I really think God was trying to console me in my grief. We needed each other.
Sima  9/30/2017
Also Circassian; written as "Аслъан" in Adyghe (West Circassian) and "Аслъэн" in Kabardian (East Circassian).
highexpectasians  10/14/2017
Personally, I love this name. I've never read C.S. Lewis's 'Chronicles of Narnia', so I have no problem using Aslan as a given name. It should also be noted that it's a very popular name among the real-life Caucasians (i.e. Chechens, Ingush, Circassians, etc…) and Turkic peoples, so the pop culture reference doesn't faze me. Aslan is a wonderful name, and if I had a son, using this name wouldn't be outside my boundaries.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2017
Pronounced as [ʔasɬaːn] or [aːsɬaːn] (both IPA) in Adyghe/West Circassian.

- https://ru.wiktionary.org/wiki/аслъан (in Russian)
- https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/аслъан (in English; with audio pronunciation)
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aslan_Tkhakushinov (in English)
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aslan_Tlebzu (in English)
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aslan_Dzharimov (in English).
highexpectasians  10/15/2017

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