Chechen Names

Chechen names are used in Chechnya, a federal subject of Russia.
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ABDURAKHMAN Абдурахман m Chechen
Chechen form of ABD AL-RAHMAN.
AISHAT Ӏаишат f Chechen
Chechen form of AISHA.
AKHMAD Ахьмад m Chechen, Ingush
Chechen and Ingush form of AHMAD.
ANZOR Анзор m Georgian, Chechen
Possibly derived from the Georgian noble title აზნაური (aznauri), ultimately from Middle Persian aznawar meaning "noble".
ASLAN Аслан m Turkish, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian
From Turkic arslan meaning "lion". 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 name Aslan was later used by the author C. S. Lewis for the main protagonist (a lion) in his 'Chronicles of Narnia' series of books, first appearing in 1950.
ASLANBEK Асланбек m Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian
Derived from Turkish aslan meaning "lion" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
DUKVAKHA Дукваха m Chechen
Means "to live long", derived from Nakh duqa "many" and vakha "to live".
DZHABRAIL Джабраил m Chechen
Chechen form of GABRIEL.
DZHAMAL Джамал m Chechen
Chechen form of JAMAL.
DZHOKHAR Джохар, ДжовхӀар, ЖовхӀар m Chechen
Possibly from Persian گوهر (gohar) "jewel, essence" or جوهر (johar) "essence, ink" (which comes from the same root, but via a loan to Arabic and retransmission to Persian).
IBRAGIM Ибрагим m Chechen, Ossetian
Chechen and Ossetian form of ABRAHAM.
ISLAM Ислам m Arabic, Kazakh, Chechen, Ingush
From the name of the religion, derived from Arabic إسلام (Islam) which means "submission (to God)".
ISLAMBEK Исламбек m Chechen
Derived from Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام), combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
KHANPASHA Ханпаша m Chechen
Derived from the Turkic title Khan which means "ruler, leader" combined with the high Ottoman military rank pasha.
KHAVA Хава f Chechen, Ingush
Chechen and Ingush form of EVE.
MADINA Мадина f Kazakh, Avar, Chechen
From the name of the city of Medina, Arabic المدينة (al-Madinah), which means "the city". The Saudi city is considered an Islamic holy site because the Prophet Muhammad was based there for a period.
MAGOMED m Avar (Russified), Chechen (Russified)
Russian form of MUHAMMAD, used particularly in the Caucasus.
MAGOMET m Avar (Russified), Chechen (Russified)
Russian form of MUHAMMAD, used particularly in the Caucasus.
MAKHMUD Махмуд m Uzbek, Kazakh, Chechen
Uzbek, Kazakh and Chechen form of MAHMUD.
MAYRBEK Майрбек m Chechen
Derived from Nakh майра (mayra) meaning "husband, brave man" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
MOKHMAD Мохьмад m Chechen
Chechen form of MUHAMMAD.
RUSLAN Руслан m Russian, Tatar, Bashkir, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Ingush, Avar, Circassian
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.
SALAMBEK Саламбек m Chechen
Derived from Arabic سَلآم (salaam) meaning "peace" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
SHAMIL Шамиль m Arabic, Kazakh, Avar, Chechen, Tatar, Azerbaijani
From Arabic شاميل (shamil) meaning "comprehensive, universal".
TIMUR Тимур m Tatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian, History
From the Turkic name Temür meaning "iron". Timur, also known as Tamerlane (from Persian تیمور لنگ (Timur e Lang) meaning "Timur the lame"), was a 14th-century Turkic leader who conquered large areas of Western Asia.
VAKHA Ваха m Chechen
Derived from Nakh vakha "to live".
ZAUR Заур m Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Georgian
Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen and Georgian form of ZAWAR.
ZAURBEK Заурбек m Ossetian, Chechen
Derived from Arabic زوار (zawar) meaning "pilgrim" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ZELIMKHAN Зелимхан m Chechen
Combination of the name SALIM and the Turkic title khan meaning "ruler, leader".