Aslan is also used as a feminine name in various languages, including Turkic languages, pointed out by many user comments below. However, Aslan is more common for males. So, I think that the "Gender" of this name should be changed from "Masculine" to "Masculine & Feminine".

In Hebrew this name means "sun rise" or "dawn".
Love this name! I've been obsessed with names my whole life and gave my dogs middle names! This was my dog George's middle name because his fur was the color of a lion and I loved The Chronicles of Narnia. George will always and forever have a lasting impression on me and I definitely would use it as a name or maybe a middle name.

Usage: Literature

Pronounced: AZ-lan (English)
My grandson is named Aslan. He loves his name, and always feels special because of it. He is never teased about it and is proud to be called Aslan. He loves lions and is 12 years old.
Aslan Jade Callenreese (aka Ash) is the main character of the manga/anime "Banana Fish".
Aslan is the name of the lion in Chronicles of Narnia, so it would be weird on an actual person. It's nice for a pet though.
Per usual, I agree with kayisforkeen. This would make for an awesome name of a beloved pet lion! Be a great homage to the original Aslan dude in those kids books I never actually got around to reading.
The name also means “day-break” in Hebrew.
Written as "اسلان" in the Kazakh Arabic script.
Pronounced as [ʔasɬaːn] or [aːsɬaːn] (both IPA) in Adyghe/West Circassian.

-аслъан (in Russian)
-аслъан (in English; with audio pronunciation)
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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.
Also Circassian; written as "Аслъан" in Adyghe (West Circassian) and "Аслъэн" in Kabardian (East Circassian). [noted -ed]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The name Aslan is also used in Georgia, where it is a bit uncommon.

In Georgian, Aslan is written as: ასლან.
A variant of Aslan is Arslan which is the Old Turkic spelling of the word/name.
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...
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.
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?
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.
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. =))
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.
I agree with Pippin. (Plus, if I actually called my child Aslan he would be teased ENDLESSLY).
I love this name. It's strong and short, but still uncommon.

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