ALFIA Әлфия f Bashkir, Tatar
Possibly derived from Arabic ألْف (alf)
. Alternatively, it may be of Turkic origin.
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)
MARYAM Мәрьям f Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bashkir, Tatar
Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bashkir and Tatar form of Miryam
). In Iran it is also the name of a flower, the tuberose, which is named after the Virgin Mary.
RAVIL Равил m Tatar
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
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.
TIMUR Тимур m Tatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian, History
From the Turkic and Mongol name Temür
. 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.
ZEMFIRA Земфира f Tatar, Bashkir, Literature
Meaning unknown, possibly of Romani origin. This name was (first?) used by Aleksandr Pushkin in his poem The Gypsies