are used in Circassia, part of the Caucasus region of Russia, by speakers of the Circassian
languages of Adyghe and Kabardian.
ASLAN Аслъан, Аслъэн 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.
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.