Roxelana
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Given Name ROXELANA
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: History
Meaning & History
From a Turkish nickname meaning "Ruthenian". This referred to the region of Ruthenia, covering Belarus, Ukraine and western Russia. Roxelana, also known by the name Hürrem, was a slave and then a concubine of Süleyman the Magnificent, sultan of the Ottoman Empire. She eventually became his wife and produced his heir, Selim II.