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OTHER SCRIPTS: Беслан (Abkhaz, Chechen, Ingush), Беслъэн (Kabardian), Беслъан (Adyghe), Бислан (Abazin)
PRONOUNCED: [bʲɪˈsɫan] (Russian)
OTHER FORMS: Bislan
Meaning & History
Means "master of lions", from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg)
meaning "chief, lord, master" combined with Turkic arslan
meaning "lion" (see Aslan
). This is also the name of a town in North Ossetia-Alania.