ASLAN m Turkish, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian
From Turkic arslan
. 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 author C. S. Lewis later used the name Aslan
for the main protagonist (a lion) in his Chronicles of Narnia
series of books, first appearing in 1950.
AYAZ m Turkish, Azerbaijani, Urdu
From Turkish and Azerbaijani ayaz
or "dry and cold air"
. This was the name of a slave and later companion of the 11th-century sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.
AYGÜL f Turkish, Uyghur, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic element ay
meaning "moon" combined with Persian گل (gol)
meaning "flower, rose". In some languages this is also a name for a variety of flowering plant that grows in central Asia (species Fritillaria eduardii).
ELNUR m Azerbaijani
Means "light of the people"
in Azerbaijani, ultimately derived from Turkic el
meaning "country, society" and Arabic نور (nur)
ELŞAD m Azerbaijani
From Turkic el
meaning "country, society" combined with Azerbaijani şad
meaning "happy, glad" (from Persian شاد
İRADƏ f Azerbaijani
Means "will, determination, decree"
in Azerbaijani, derived from Arabic إرادة (iradah)
MARAL f Azerbaijani, Armenian
in Azerbaijani and Armenian, referring to the Caspian Red Deer, derived from Persian مرال (maral)
QULU m Azerbaijani
in Azerbaijani. It is sometimes used as the second part of compound names.
RUSLAN m Russian, Tatar, Bashkir, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Ingush, Avar, Circassian, Indonesian, Malay
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.
TELMAN m Azerbaijani
Soviet-era name derived from the usual Azerbaijani spelling of the surname of the German communist party leader Ernst Thälmann (1886-1944; see THÄLMANN