Usage Azerbaijani (Rare)
Other Forms FormsVariant transcription: Pehlivan, Pehlıvan
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Meaning & History
Modern Azerbaijani form of the medieval Persian name Pahlavan (see Pahlavon). The older form is Pəhləvan.A notable bearer of this name is Pəhlivan Fərzəliyev (1958-1992), an Azerbaijani soldier who lost his life during the Nagorno-Karabakh War (1988-1994). He was posthumously awarded the title of National Hero of Azerbaijan, in recognition of his bravery and achievements.