Gender Feminine
Usage History

Meaning & History

From a Turkish nickname meaning "Ruthenian". This referred to the region of Ruthenia, covering Belarus, Ukraine and western Russia. Roxelana (1502-1558), also known by the name Hürrem, was a slave and then concubine of Süleyman the Magnificent, sultan of the Ottoman Empire. She eventually became his wife and produced his heir, Selim II.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesRoksolana(Russian) Roksolana(Ukrainian)


Entry updated October 20, 2016