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.
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.
GADZHI ХІажи m Avar, Lezgin
Derived from Arabic حَاجّ (ḥājj)
meaning "pilgrim", referring to the Islamic hajj to Mecca.
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".
LABAZAN Лабазан m Avar
Means "loving" in Avar, though it can also be taken as a variant of RAMADAN
MAGOMEDSALAM m Dagestani
Combination of MAGOMED
and the Arabic سَلَام (salām)
meaning "peace". A notable bearer is Magomedsalam Magomedov (1964-), the President of Dagestan from 2010-2013.
MAKHACH МахӀач m Avar, Dagestani
Means "our hajj", from Persian ما (mâ)
meaning "we, our" combined with Arabic حَجّ (ḥajj)
meaning "hajj, pilgrimage". This was the nickname of Magomed-Ali "Makhach" Dakhadaev (1882-1918), a Dagestani revolutionary.
MESEDU Меседу f Avar
Derived from Avar месед (mesed)
meaning "gold, golden".
NARIMAN m Persian Mythology, Persian, Azerbaijani, Lezgin, Kumyk, Kazakh, Tatar
From the Avestan name Nairemanah
which meant "manly mind" or "heroic minded", derived Avestan from nairiia
meaning "heroic, manly" and manah
meaning "mind, thought". In the Persian epic Shahnameh
, Nariman is the father of the legendary hero SAM (2)
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