Circassian Names

Circassian names are used in Circassia, part of the Caucasus region of Russia, by speakers of the Circassian languages of Adyghe and Kabardian.
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ASLAN Аслъан, Аслъэн 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 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.
ASLANBEK Аслъанбэч, Аслъэнбэч m Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian
Derived from Turkish aslan meaning "lion" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
KHASAN Хьасан, Хьэсэн m Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian, Ingush, Bashkir, Tatar
Form of HASAN in various languages.
NAFISET Нэфисэт f Circassian
Circassian form of NAFISA.
RAMAZAN Рэмэзан m Turkish, Azerbaijani, Avar, Kazakh, Circassian
Turkish, Azerbaijani, Avar, Kazakh and Circassian form of RAMADAN.
RUSLAN Руслъан 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.
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