Chechen Names

Chechen names are used in Chechnya, a federal subject of Russia.
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ABDURAKHMANАбдурахманmChechen
Chechen form of ABD AL-RAHMAN.
AISHATӀаишатfChechen
Chechen form of AISHA.
AKHMADАхьмадmChechen, Ingush
Chechen and Ingush form of AHMAD.
ANZORАнзорmGeorgian, Chechen
Possibly derived from the Georgian noble title აზნაური (aznauri), ultimately from Middle Persian aznawar meaning "noble".
ASLANАсланmTurkish, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian
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.
ASLANBEKАсланбекmChechen, Ossetian, Circassian
Derived from Turkish aslan meaning "lion" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
DUKVAKHAДуквахаmChechen
Means "to live long", derived from Nakh duqa "many" and vakha "to live".
DZHABRAILДжабраилmChechen
Chechen form of GABRIEL.
DZHAMALДжамалmChechen
Chechen form of JAMAL.
DZHOKHARДжохарmChechen
Possibly from Persian گوهر (gohar) "jewel, essence" or جوهر (johar) "essence, ink" (which comes from the same root, but via a loan to Arabic and retransmission to Persian).
IBRAGIMИбрагимmChechen, Ossetian
Chechen and Ossetian form of ABRAHAM.
ISLAMИсламmArabic, Kazakh, Chechen, Ingush
From the name of the religion, derived from Arabic إسلام (Islam) which means "submission (to God)".
ISLAMBEKИсламбекmChechen
Derived from Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام), combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
KHANPASHAХанпашаmChechen
Derived from the Turkic title Khan which means "ruler, leader" combined with the high Ottoman military rank pasha.
KHAVAХаваfChechen, Ingush
Chechen and Ingush form of EVE.
MADINAМадинаfKazakh, Avar, Chechen
From the name of the city of Medina, Arabic المدينة (al-Madinah), which means "the city". The Saudi city is considered an Islamic holy site because the Prophet Muhammad was based there for a period.
MAGOMEDmAvar (Russified), Chechen (Russified)
Russian form of MUHAMMAD, used particularly in the Caucasus.
MAGOMETmAvar (Russified), Chechen (Russified)
Russian form of MUHAMMAD, used particularly in the Caucasus.
MAKHMUDМахмудmUzbek, Kazakh, Chechen
Uzbek, Kazakh and Chechen form of MAHMUD.
MAYRBEKМайрбекmChechen
Derived from Nakh майра (mayra) meaning "husband, brave man" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
MOKHMADМохьмадmChechen
Chechen form of MUHAMMAD.
RUSLANРусланmRussian, Tatar, Bashkir, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Ingush, Avar
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.
SALAMBEKСаламбекmChechen
Derived from Arabic سَلآم (salaam) meaning "peace" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
SHAMILШамильmArabic, Kazakh, Avar, Chechen, Azerbaijani
From Arabic شاميل (shamil) meaning "comprehensive, universal".
TIMURТимурmTatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian, History
From the Turkic name Temür meaning "iron". Timur, also known as Tamerlane (from Persian تیمور لنگ (Timur e Lang) meaning "Timur the lame"), was a 14th-century Turkic leader who conquered large areas of Western Asia.
VAKHAВахаmChechen
Derived from Nakh vakha "to live".
ZAURЗаурmAzerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Georgian
Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen and Georgian form of ZAWAR.
ZAURBEKЗаурбекmOssetian, Chechen
Derived from Arabic زوار (zawar) meaning "pilgrim" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ZELIMKHANЗелимханmChechen
Combination of the name SALIM and the Turkic title khan meaning "ruler, leader".
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