USAGE: Russian, Tatar, Bashkir, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Ingush
OTHER SCRIPTS: Руслан (Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Chechen)
PRONOUNCED: roo-SLAHN (Russian) [key]
Meaning & History
Form of YERUSLAN
used by Aleksandr Pushkin in his poem 'Ruslan and Ludmila' (1820), which was loosely based on Russian and Tatar folktales of Yeruslan Lazarevich.