Gender: Male Meaning of Aslan: "lion" Origin of Aslan: Turkish

Aslan Origin and Meaning

The name Aslan is a boy's name meaning "lion".

Aslan, derived from the Old Turkic for "lion," is best known in the West as the name of the heroic lion in C.S. Lewis' "Chronicles of Narnia" series, who serves as an allegorical stand-in for Jesus Christ. It was also used as a positive epithet for several Turkish emperors in the Middle Ages.

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Holly Says:


I hope you're right. As someone who just had a last name that started with "As" and I got a fair bit of teasing as a kid - even when really young "ooo! your name has a swear in it" etc. Kids are creative. With Aslan I could see "Assman" for example. Like I said, hopefully you're right. I love the Chronicles of Narnia.. there are a bunch of other names in there as possibilities - Edmund, Polly, Lucy, Caspian, Digory, Eustace..

aaronburrsir Says:


I think the literary association would be enough to get over the "ass" connection.

Holly Says:


There was a little girl named Aslan in my son's preschool class. The mom kind of seemed to say it like "As-lin" though it as definitely spelled Aslan. She called her "Az" for short.... I'm really not a fan. If I didn't already know her name it would have sounded a LOT like "Ass"

Ruanne Says:


What a wonderful middle name this would make.