Circassian Submitted 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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ADIYIKU f Circassian
Means "having white forearms" in Circassian.
AIDAMIR Айдэмыр m Circassian, Chechen
From Turkish ay meaning "moon, month" combined with demir "iron".
AKHMED Ахьмэд m Chechen, Ingush, Circassian
Variant transcription of AKHMAD.
ALIY Алий m Circassian, Karachay-Balkar
Circassian and Balkar form of ALI (1).
AMDZHED Амджэд m Circassian
Kabardian form of AMJAD.... [more]
AMIRKHAN Амырхъан m Kazakh, Circassian, Azerbaijani, Dagestani, Ossetian, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from the Arabic title أَمِير (ʾamīr) meaning "prince, commander" combined with the Turkic title khan meaning "leader, ruler". It is also an Azerbaijani variant transcription of Əmirxan.
ANIUAR Ӏэниуар m Circassian, Karachay-Balkar
Kabardian (East Circassian) and Balkar form of ANWAR.
ARAMBIY Арамбий m Adyghe
Derived from Persian آرام (ârâm) meaning "quiet, calm, tranquil"and the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ASKERBIY Аскэрбий m Circassian
Derived from Arabic عَسْكَر (ʿaskar) meaning "army, soldiers" and the Turkic military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ASLANBI Аслъэнбий, Аслъэнби m Circassian
Kabardian (East Circassian) cognate of ASLANBEK.
ASLANBIY Аслъанбий m Circassian, Karachay-Balkar
Adyghe (West Circassian) and Balkar cognate of ASLANBEK.
ASLHENBIY Аслъэнбий m Circassian (Rare)
Variant transcription of ASLANBIY or ASLANBI. A known bearer was Oleg Aslhenbiy Af’ewine (1957-1993), who fought in the Abkhaz-Georgian War of 1992-1993.
ASTEMIR Астемыр m Circassian
From Turkic āŕ meaning "few, little, small" and temür meaning "iron".
AYDAMIR Айдэмыр m Circassian
From Turkic ay meaning "moon" and temür meaning "iron".
AYSHET Айщэт f Circassian, Ingush
Adyghe and Ingush form of AISHA. It can also be derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon, month" combined with Persian شاد (šâd) meaning "glad, happy, cheerful"
AZIDA Азидэ f Circassian
Means "lioness" from Arabic أَسَد (ʾasad) meaning "lion".
BESLAN Беслъэн, Беслъан m Abkhaz, Chechen, Ingush, Circassian, Abazin
Means "master of lions", from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) meaning "chief, lord, master" combined with Turkic arslan meaning "lion" (see ASLAN or ARSLAN)... [more]
BIBERT m Circassian, Karachay-Balkar
Possibly a form of ALBERT.
BILYAL Билал m Circassian
Circassian form of BILAL.
BISLAN Бислъан m Adyghe, Chechen
Variant of BESLAN.
BZCHO f Circassian
Means "doe" in Circassian.
C’ƎBRA f Circassian
Abkhazian feminine name meaning "savory (plant)".
DEG'U Дэгъу f Circassian
Means "good" in Adyghe.
DISCHESHU m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "golden knight".
DIZCHIN m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "silver".
DOLETBIY Долэтбий m Circassian (Rare)
Most likely from Persian دولت (dowlat) meaning "state, government, country" (of Arabic origin) combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
DZEGHASCHTE m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "that which scares the army".
DZESHU m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "army knight".
DZHANTEMIR Джантэмыр m Circassian
From Persian جان (jân) meaning “soul, being, life” combined with Turkish demir meaning “iron”.
ELMESKHAN Эльмесхъан f Circassian (Rare)
Meaning unknown. A known bearer was Elmeskhan Khagundokova (1898-1985), a Circassian legionary commander and brigadier general.
FATIMAT ФатӀимэт f Karachay-Balkar, Circassian, Abazin
Balkar, Kabardian, and Abazin form of FATIMAH.
FATME Фатмэ f Circassian
Adyghe form of FATMA.
FAYZET Файзэт f Circassian
Derived from Arabic فَائِز (fāʾiz) meaning "successful, victorious".
FYZH' Фыжь f Circassian
Means "white" in Adyghe.
GHWAZE m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "leading light".
GHWCH'E m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "blacksmith".
GHWSCH'INE m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "iron-eyed".
GOSHAMIDA Гощамыд f Circassian (Rare)
Of unknown meaning.
GOSHEFIZH Гуашьэфыжь f Circassian (Russified)
Means "white princess" in Adyghe (West Circassian), derived from гуащэ (g°āš̍ă) "lady, princess" and фыжьы (fəž̍ə) "white".
GUASCHE Гуащэ f Caucasian Mythology, Circassian
Derived from Circassian гуащэ (g°āš̍ă) meaning "lady, princess". In Circassian mythology, Guasche (or Gwasche) is a protectress and patroness goddess.
GUPSE f Circassian
Means "healty, good-hearted" in Circassian.
GWASCHEMASCH'E f Circassian (Archaic)
Means "little princess" in Circassian (see GUASCHE). A known bearer was Gwaschemasch'e Kadın Efendi, a Circassian concubine and later wife of the Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1842-1918) of the Ottoman Empire.
HAZRET Хьазрэт m Circassian, Turkish (Rare)
Derived from Persian حضرت (hazrat) meaning "holiness, excellency, majesty". A notable bearer is Hazret Sovmen (1937-), the second President of Adygea from 2002-2007.
HESCH'EMAXWE m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "happy guest".
KASBULAT Къэсболэт m Circassian
Kabardian form of KHASBULAT.
KAZBEK Казбек m Circassian, Ossetian
From the name of a dormant volcano located in the Caucasus region of Russia.
K'ELESH'AU Къоджэшъау m Circassian
Means "boy of the city" or "son of the city" in Adyghe.
KEZBEIK m Circassian
Derived from the Arabic Qadi and the Turkic beyk meaning "master, leader".
KHASANBI Хьэсэнбий, Хьасанбий, Хьасанбый m Circassian
Derived the given name KHASAN combined with the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) meaning "chief, lord, master".
KHASANBIY Хьасанбий, Хьэсэнбий m Circassian
Variant transcription of KHASANBI.
KHAZHBI Хьэжбий m Karachay-Balkar, Circassian
Derived from Arabic حَاجِب (ḥājib) meaning "doorman, gatekeeper".
KMARACA f Circassian
Etymology unknown.
KUBA Кубэ m Circassian
LASHYN Лэшын f Circassian (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a female warrior in Circassian folklore who defeated an invading Mongol khan in battle.
L'IMAXWE m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "happy man".
MADIYNE f Circassian
Circassian form of MADINA.
MARIYNE f Circassian
Circassian form of MARINA.
MARZET f Circassian, Chechen
Possibly from Persian مرز (marz) meaning "boundary, border, frontier" or from Chechen мерза (merza) meaning "sweet".
MUKHADIN Мухьэдин m Circassian, Chechen, Karachay-Balkar
Circassian, Chechen, and Balkar form of MOHY AL-DIN.
MYSHAOST Мышъэост m Circassian (Rare)
Derived from Adyghe мышъэ (məŝă) meaning "bear".
MYSOST Мысост m Ossetian, Circassian
Means "not weak" from Persian سست‎ (sost) meaning "weak, feeble, frail".
NAFSET Нэфсэт f Adyghe
Variant of NAFISET.
NAGHWE f Circassian
Circassian feminine name meaning "brown eyed".
NAKIHAT f Circassian
Etymology unknown. This was the name of the mother of Suleiman I of Persia.
NALBI Нальбый m Circassian
Either means "happy ruler" or derived from Persian نعل (na'l) meaning "horseshoe" (of Arabic origin) combined with the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) meaning "chief, lord, master".
NART Нарт m Circassian
From the name of a race of superhuman giants in Caucasian mythology, derived from Proto-Iranian narθra- meaning "manhood" (from h₂nḗr meaning "man").
NASCHX'WE f & m Circassian
Circassian unisex name meaning "grey-eyed".
NEDIGHE m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "sun-eyed".
NEFNE f Circassian
From the Adighe word for "light".
NEFYN Нэфын f Circassian
Means "bright" in Adyghe (West Circassian).
NEX'DAXE f Circassian
Circassian feminine name meaning "more beautiful".
NURBIY Нурбий m Circassian
Derived from Arabic نُور (nūr) meaning "light" and the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
NURET f Circassian
Circassian form of NUR.
PIZCHINE f Circassian
Derived from pizch meaning "sloe, blackthorn" and ne meaning "eye".
PSCHIMAXWE m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "happy prince".
PSEBIDE m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "strong soul".
PSHIMAF Пшьымаф m Circassian
Means "happy leader" in Adyghe, ultimately derived from pasha, an Ottoman Turkish military title.
Q’ABZE f Abazin, Circassian
Means "clean" in Kabardian.
QANDISCHE f Circassian
Circassian feminine name meaning "golden foster-child".
QAN'EF' f Circassian
Circassian feminine name meaning "sweet foster-child".
QASCHX'WE m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "sky blue".
QWDAS f Circassian
Circassian feminine name meaning "feather-grass".
RIBAL m Circassian, Arabic
Means "potter" in Circassian and "lion" in Arabic.
SALBIY Салбий m Circassian
Derived from Arabic سَالَ (sāla) meaning "to flow, to run" (figuratively meaning "brook, stream, creek") combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
SATANEY Сатаней f Circassian
Circassian form of SATANAYA.
SETENAY Сэтэнай f Circassian, Caucasian Mythology
West Circassian (Adyghe) form of SATANAYA.
SHAGHIR m Circassian
Circassian masculine name meaning "wine".
SHAMSET Щамсэт f Circassian
Possibly derived from Arabic شَمْس (šams) meaning "sun".
SHAMSUDIN Щамсэдин m Chechen, Circassian
Chechen and Adyghe form of SHAMS AL-DIN.
SHUMAF Шумаф m Circassian
Means "happy horseman, happy rider" in Adyghe (West Circassian), derived from шы (šə) "horse".
SHUMAF'E m Circassian
Derived from shu meaning "knight, horseman", and the Circassian word for "fire".
SOFERBI Софербый m Circassian
TEMARE f Circassian
Circassian feminine form of TAMARA.
TLEPSH Лъэпщ m Caucasian Mythology, Circassian (Rare)
From Ancient Greek χάλυψ (khálups) meaning "steel, iron" via Latin chalybs. In Circassian mythology, Tlepsh is a patron god of blacksmiths, weapons, iron, and fire.
TOTRADZ Тотреш m Ossetian Mythology, Ossetian, Circassian
Ossetian and Kabardian form of TAHMURAS. This is the name of a character in the Ossetian 'Nart' sagas.
TUGUZHUKO Тыгъужъыкъо, Тыгъужъыкъуэ m Circassian (Rare), History
Meaning unknown. A known bearer was Tuguzhuko Kyzbech (1777-1840), a Circassian nobleman and leader during the Russian-Circassian War.
URYSBIY Урысбий m Circassian (Rare)
Derived from Adyghe Урыс (Urys) meaning "Russian (person)" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
XWZCHPAGWE f Circassian
Derived from zxwzch meaning "white" and pagwe meaning "blunt-nosed".
ZALIM Залым m Circassian
Circassian form of ZELIM.
ZALIMA Залимэ f Circassian, Dagestani
Feminine form of ZALIM.
ZALIMKHAN Залымхъан m Dagestani, Circassian, Chechen
Dagestani and Circassian form as well as a Chechen variant of ZELIMKHAN.
ZAMUDIN Замудин m Circassian
Means "strong faith", derived from Arabic صَمَد (ṣamad) meaning "eternal, everlasting" or "strong" combined with دِين (dīn) meaning "religion, faith".... [more]
ZAURBI Заурбий m Circassian
Kabardian (East Circassian) cognate of ZAURBEK.
ZAURBIY Заурбий m Circassian
Adyghe (West Circassian) cognate of ZAURBEK.
ZAURKAN Зауркъан m Circassian
Derived from the given name ZAUR combined with the Turkic title khan meaning "ruler, leader".
ZAWIRBIY Заурбий m Circassian (Rare)
Variant transcription of ZAURBI or ZAURBIY.
ZEIK'WE m Circassian
Means "campaign" in Circassian.
ZHANWISE f Circassian
Derived from zhan meaning "princess (unmarried royal daughter)" and wise meaning "poem".
ZIRAMIKW m Circassian
Means "person whom one dare not attack" in Cicassian.
ZULIMA Зулимэ f Circassian
Feminine form of SULIM.
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