Recently I learned that a young man has Azerbaijani roots. There was free time, for the sake of laughter I decided to find out what his clearly non-Slavic name means. In the process, she found the meanings of other names, and when she met his relatives, they told a lot about the Azerbaijani names as a whole, their origin. I share the knowledge gained.
How did Azerbaijani names appear
Some of the names currently used in Azerbaijan appeared before our era, when Caucasian Albania occupied its lands. There are a huge number of Azerbaijani male names, they were borrowed from other languages and cultures and were altered in their own way:
- Turkic roots imply belonging to the Turkic language group, which played a role in the emergence of such names as Inal and Aslan.
- Arab roots. Widespread names associated with Islam (after the adoption of religion in the state). Borrowed from the Arabic and Persian languages, they have religious significance and are often associated with the Prophet and his family.
- Geographical names. Azerbaijanis were given names by the names of geographical objects: cities, rivers, lakes, if they were quite harmonious.
- Characters and celebrities. Characters of fairy tales and books often moved from paper to life - their names were carried by children. The baby could be named in honor of a famous figure or respected relative.
- Soviet roots. The Soviet way of life and the accompanying slogans left their mark on various spheres of public life. During this period, the names Council, State Farm and Tractor appeared in the country. Now it seems incredible that people called children like that, but those names corresponded to the "spirit of the times." During this period, the end of the khan and -beck disappeared from traditional male names.
According to the legend, the ancient Turks had a special person who had the right to give the child names, choosing his fate. He was called Dede Korkut, but he ended the feud of blood and could point the way to the desperate and needy.
Azerbaijan full name: features of use
Three names. The peoples inhabiting the territory of modern Azerbaijan in antiquity were replaced by 3 names: the first was given at birth to somehow distinguish the baby from the others, the second was given in adolescence by others based on the nature and deeds of the child, and the third person received in old age based on the past life.
FULL NAME. The traditional designations of a person in the form of a surname, name and patronymic were not always in this sunny country. Surnames were crammed into this list in the twentieth century, and before that, men and women were called only by name and patronymic.
This same patronymic is unlike our "Ivanovich, Fedorovich" - the Azeris after the boy's name indicate who his father is, with the help of the word "oglu": Aslan Teymur oglu. This phrase means that Aslan is the son of Teymur.
In the female version, the word “kyzy” is similar in meaning: Reykhan Ibragim kyzy.
Appeals. Earlier, when addressing respected, educated people, the word "Mirzag" was added, which served as an indicator of respect for a person, but in modern Azerbaijan they do not do that. As superfluous, they stopped using appeals like Pasha, Vizier, etc. - they remain in use as Azerbaijani names for boys.
At birth, a person receives a name under which life lives. Pagans believed that names have an impact on a person’s fate, endow him with certain qualities and traits, and therefore sought to give the child such a name so that his life would develop safely.
It is not by chance that there is a tradition in Azerbaijan to congratulate parents on the addition of the phrase in the family: “Let the child match the name”.
Your attention the 20 meanings of male names:
- Abdul / Abdullah is among the names of religious origin with Arab roots. Literally, it means "the servant of Allah." The name is similar to Abdullah - it was worn by the cousin of the Prophet Mohammed.
- Abuzer means air.
- The meaning of the name Adil is “fair.”
- Names Aslan / Arslan / Asad unites one meaning "lion". According to the second meaning, in Turkish, they mean "fearless".
- Atilla - this name was borne by the formidable leader of the Huns, who lived in the V century of our era. They argue about its origin, but agree that it appeared thanks to the Turkic language. The most reasonable one suggests correlating the name with the Turkic word "attily", "rider".
- The name Ahmed has Arab roots and is closely related to Islam. This is a simplified version of the name of the Prophet Muhammad, meaning "praiseworthy."
- The royal name Bahram means "victorious." It was worn by Persian kings from the Sassanid dynasty.
- Bugday - the name of this "leader and leader", which means a literal translation.
- Vesir is one of the posts used during the Khan rule. Vazier was the ruler’s right hand.
- Gyuloglan translates as "a young man, beautiful as a flower."
- Jamal / Jamal in Arabic has several meanings. One of them is “the servant of Allah”, the second is “perfect, beautiful”.
- Zaur / Zaire - two names for "pilgrim."
- Ilchin comes from the word "first."
- It is easy to put the whole Universe in one name with the name Kainat.
- Lenar has two meanings at once, one of them likens him to fire, and the second - "the light of Allah."
- One of the names of Allah is Majid, so it is often found among Muslims. Translated from Arabic, its meaning: great, noble.
- Typically Slavic Nazar is used not only by Slavs, meaning "mercy".
- Oktay / Oktay means nothing more than "judge".
- In Azerbaijan, Rasim translates as "artist", but there is another option. In Arabic, it can mean "custom."
- Arabic origin has the name Samir, its meaning is "artist, storyteller."