are used in Dagestan, a federal subject of Russia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
APANNI m Lak
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title افندي (efendi)
meaning "lord, master".
AYZANAT f Chechen, Dagestani
Derived from Turkic ay
meaning "moon, month" combined with Persian زن (zan)
meaning "woman, wife".
BALAKYZ Балакыз f Dagestani
Derived from бала (bala)
meaning "child" and кыз (kyz)
BORANBIYKE Боранбийке f Dagestani
Derived from боран (boran)
meaning "hurricane" and бийке (biyke)
ELKHAN m Azerbaijani, Dagestani, Lezgin
From Proto-Semitic *ʾil-
meaning "deity, god" (see EL
) or Turkic el
meaning "people, country, nation" combined with the Mongolian title хан (khan)
meaning "leader, ruler, commander".
ELMURZA m Chechen, Dagestani
From Turkic el
meaning "nation, country, homeland" or Proto-Semitic *ʾil-
meaning "god, deity" combined with the Persian title میرزا (mirzâ)
FAZU f Avar (Rare)
Possibly a form of FAIZA
. A known bearer was Fazu Alieva (1932-2016), a Soviet poet of Dagestani Avar origin.
GAMZAT-BEK ХӀамзат Бек m Avar
Combination of KHAMZAT
and the Turkish military title beg
meaning "chieftain, master". A beater is Gamzat-Bek (1789-1834), an Imam of Dagestan / Caucasian Imamate and of Avar ancestry.
KAMALUTDIN m Dagestani
Means "perfection of religion", derived from Arabic كمال (kamal) meaning "perfection" and دين (din) meaning "religion".
MAKHACH m Avar (Russified)
Means "our hajj", derived from Persian ما (ma)
meaning "we, our" combined with Arabic حج (hajj)
meaning "hajj, pilgrimage". This was the nickame of Dagestani revolutionary Magomed-Ali Dakhadaev (1882-1918), the namesake of the city of Makhachkala
MESEDU Меседу f Avar
Derived from Avar месед (mesed)
MUSLIM Муслим m Arabic, Indonesian, Chechen, Ingush, Kazakh, Malay, Avar, Lezgin, Urdu
Name for a follower of Islam
, ultimately from Arabic أسلم (aslama)
meaning "to surrender, to submit".
RABADAN m Dargin
Dargin form of RAMADAN
. Another source suggests that it is derived from Arabic رب (rabb)
meaning "master, lord, king" and Persian دانا (dana)
meaning "wise, learned".
SHAPI Шапи m Avar
Derived from Arabic شافي (shafi)
meaning "healing, curing".
SHIRVANI m Chechen, Lak
Means "land of lions", derived from Persian شیر (šir)
TAYMASKHAN m Chechen, Kumyk
Derived from Turkic таймас (taymas)
meaning "a child whose life's path does not die" combined with the Turkic title Khan
meaning "ruler, leader".
VEZIRKHAN m Dagestani, Lezgin
Derived from the Arabic title وَزِير (wazīr)
denoting a minister or adviser combined with the Turkic title khan
meaning "ruler, leader".
ZALBIKA f Chechen, Dagestani
Possibly from Arabic زَالَ (zāla)
"to continue" or Persian زال (zâl)
"albino" combined with Turkic bika
meaning "lady, girl".
ZAREMA f Chechen, Crimean Tatar, Dagestani, Ingush, Kazakh
Meaning uncertain, though the name is likely of either Arabic or Persian origin. It might possibly be derived from Arabic زريمة (zarima)
meaning "flaming, igniting, submissive" or from Persian زر (zar)
meaning "gold, golden" (compare ZARYA