Kazakh Names

Kazakh names are used in the country of Kazakhstan in central Eurasia.
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AIBEK Айбек m Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from Turkic ay "moon" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
AIDAY Айдай f Kazakh
Means "moon child" in Kazakh.
AIGERIM Әйгерім f Kazakh
Means "wonderful moon", from Kazakh ай (ay) meaning "moon" and керім (kerim) meaning "wonderful".
AIGUL Айгүл f Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of AYGÜL.
AIMAN (1) Айман f Kazakh
Means "beauty of the moon" in Kazakh.
AINA (5) Айна f Kazakh
Means "mirror" in Kazakh, ultimately from Persian آینه (ayneh).
AINUR Айнұр f Kazakh
Kazakh form of AYNUR.
ALI (1) Әли m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh, Dhivehi, Albanian, Bosnian
Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali ibn Abi Talib was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.... [more]
ALIKHAN Әлихан m Kazakh
Combination of the name ALI (1) and the Turkic title khan, which means "ruler, leader".
ALISHER Әлішер m Uzbek, Kazakh, Tajik
From the given name ALI (1) combined with Persian شیر (sher) meaning "lion".
ALIYA (1) Әлия f Kazakh, Tatar, Arabic
Kazakh and Tatar form of ALIYAH (1), as well as an alternate transcription of Arabic عليّة (see ALIYAH (1)).
AMINA Әмина f Arabic, Bosnian, Tatar, Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Arabic AMINAH (1) or AMINAH (2), as well as the Bosnian, Tatar and Kazakh forms.
ANAR (2) Анар f Kazakh
Variant of ANARA.
ANARA Анара f Kazakh, Kyrgyz
From Kazakh and Kyrgyz анар (anar) meaning "pomegranate", a word ultimately derived from Persian.
ANARGUL Анаргүл f Kazakh
Means "blooming pomegranate tree" in Kazakh.
ARMAN (1) Арман m Persian, Kazakh
Means "wish, hope" in Persian.
ARUZHAN Аружан f Kazakh
Means "beautiful soul" in Kazakh.
ASEL Әсел f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkish
From Arabic عَسَل ('asal) meaning "honey".
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 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.
AYAULYM Аяулым f Kazakh
Means "beloved" in Kazakh.
AYBEK Айбек m Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz/Kazakh Айбек (see AIBEK).
AYGERIM Әйгерім f Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kazakh Әйгерім (see AIGERIM).
AYNA Айна f Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kazakh Айна (see AINA (5)).
AZAMAT Азамат m Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Uzbek, Bashkir
Derived from Arabic عظمة ('azamah) meaning "majesty, glory".
AZAT Азат m Tatar, Kazakh, Turkmen, Turkish, Armenian
Form of AZAD in several languages.
BAKHTIYAR Бақтияр m Kazakh, Azerbaijani
Kazakh form of BAKHTIAR, as well as an alternate transcription of Azerbaijani BƏXTİYAR.
BIBIGUL Бибігүл f Kazakh
Means "nightingale" in Kazakh.
BOLAT Болат m Kazakh
From a Turkic word meaning "steel", ultimately from Persian.
BULAT Болат m Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kazakh Болат (see BOLAT).
DINARA Динара f Kazakh, Tatar, Kyrgyz
Meaning uncertain, perhaps from Arabic دينار (dinar), a currency used in several Muslim countries, ultimately derived from Latin denarius. Alternatively it may be a derivative of دين (din) meaning "religion".
ELDAR Эльдар m Azerbaijani, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Georgian
From Turkic el meaning "country, society" combined with the Persian suffix دار (dar) meaning "possessor".
ERASYL Ерасыл m Kazakh
Means "noble hero" in Kazakh.
GAUHAR Гауһар f Kazakh
From Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, gemstone".
GULMIRA Гүлмира f Kyrgyz, Kazakh
From Kyrgyz and Kazakh гүл (gul) meaning "flower", ultimately from Persian گل (gol), combined with Arabic أميرة (amira) meaning "princess".
GULNAR Гүлнар f Kazakh
Kazakh form of GOLNAR.
GULNARA Гүлнара f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of GOLNAR, as well as an Azerbaijani variant.
GULNAZ Гүлназ f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
INKAR Іңкәр f Kazakh
Means "desire, passion" in Kazakh.
INZHU Інжу f Kazakh
Means "pearl" in Kazakh.
ISLAM Ислам m Arabic, Kazakh, Chechen, Ingush
From the name of the religion, derived from Arabic إسلام (Islam) meaning "submission (to God)".
MADINA Мәдина 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.
MAKHMUD Махмуд m Kazakh, Chechen
Kazakh and Chechen form of MAHMUD.
MARIYAM Мәриям f Dhivehi, Kazakh, Urdu
Dhivehi and Kazakh form of MARYAM, as well as an alternate transcription of the Urdu name.
MUKHAMED Мұхамед m Kazakh
Kazakh form of MUHAMMAD.
MUKHAMMED Мұхаммед m Kazakh
Kazakh form of MUHAMMAD.
NAZGUL Назгүл f Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Derived from Persian ناز (naz) meaning "delight, comfort" and گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".
NURASYL Нұрасыл m Kazakh (Rare)
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and асыл (asyl) meaning "precious, noble".
NURISLAM Нұрислам m Kazakh
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) combined with Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام).
NURLAN Нұрлан m Kazakh, Kyrgyz
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) combined with ұлан (ulan) meaning "young man, soldier". The corresponding Kyrgyz roots are нур and улан.
NURSULTAN Нұрсұлтан m Kazakh
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" and сұлтан (sultan) meaning "sultan, king" (both words of Arabic origin).
NURZHAN Нұржан m Kazakh
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and жан (zhan) meaning "soul" (of Persian origin).
RAMAZAN Рамазан m Turkish, Azerbaijani, Avar, Kazakh, Circassian
Turkish, Azerbaijani, Avar, Kazakh and Circassian form of RAMADAN.
RINAT (1) Ринат m Tatar, Bashkir, Kazakh
Tatar, Bashkir and Kazakh form of RENAT.
RUSLAN Руслан 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.
RUSTAM Рустам m Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik, Indonesian
Form of ROSTAM in various languages.
SALTANAT Салтанат f Kazakh
Possibly means "festival" in Kazakh.
SAULE (2) Сәуле f Kazakh
Means "ray, sunbeam" in Kazakh.
SERIK Серік m Kazakh
Means "support" in Kazakh.
SEZIM Сезім f Kazakh
Means "sensitive" in Kazakh.
SHAMIL Шәміл m Arabic, Kazakh, Avar, Chechen, Tatar, Azerbaijani
From Arabic شاميل (shamil) meaning "comprehensive, universal".
SUKHRAB Сухраб m Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of SOHRAB.
TALGAT Талғат m Kazakh
Kazakh form of TAL'AT.
TEMIR Темір m Kazakh
Kazakh form of Temür (see TIMUR).
TIMUR Тимур m Tatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian, History
From the Turkic and Mongol name Temür meaning "iron". This was the name of several Mongol, Turkic and Yuan leaders. A notable bearer was Timur, also known as Tamerlane (from Persian تیمور لنگ (Timur e Lang) meaning "Timur the lame"), a 14th-century Turkic leader who conquered large areas of Western Asia.
ZARINA Зарина f Kazakh, Urdu, Malay
From Persian زرین (zarin) meaning "golden". According to the 5th-century BC Greek historian Ctesias, this was the name of a Scythian queen.
ZHULDYZ Жұлдыз f Kazakh
Means "star" in Kazakh.
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