Uzbekistan, with a culture cradle of more than two millennia, is home to ancient cities and spellbinding architecture, infused deeply with the history of Silk Road. Even Uzbek, the official language of Uzbekistan, has over 35 million speakers all over the world. Now that’s a staggering number. It’s said that the Turkic speakers settled in Uzbekistan as early as 600 to 700 AD, thereby leading to the development and morphology of the Uzbek language. It also explains the resemblance of Uzbek language with Turkic in both syntax and sound.
While the Uzbek language primarily belongs to the family of southeastern Turkic language, its lexicon is influenced and linked to Arabic, Persian, and Russian as well. This is the reason behind the wide usage of Persian, Arabic, and Russian baby names. Uzbek, especially modern parents, use Christian and Hebrew names as well.
In this article, MomJunction has gathered a comprehensive list of popular and traditional Uzbek names for boys and girls. Take a look.
Uzbek Baby Names For Boys:
This traditional Muslim name in modern usage means ‘servant of the Almighty’.
The Biblical name, meaning ‘the red earth’, refers to the red earth of the Eden from which Adam was created.
Adham is the Slavic version of the name Adam, meaning ‘son of the red earth’. This moniker freshens up the original like no other.
The name of the greatest Indian king and plenty of Indian restaurants, Akbar means ‘greatest’.
Akmal, meaning ‘complete or perfect’, is the 45th most popular baby boy name in Uzbekistan.
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Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram single-handedly propelled this name, meaning ‘generosity’, to greater heights.
This Uzbek name is a combination of Ali, which means ‘lofty’, and Sher, which means ‘lion. A boy with this name is sure to grow up into a brave lad.
Uzbek baby name Ansar is an Islamic term for the inhabitants of Madina, who took Prophet Muhammad and his followers into their homes.
Azamat, meaning ‘grandeur and pride’, would make an extravagant name for your baby boy.
This traditional Arabic name, found throughout the Middle Eastern countries is one of the 99 names of Allah. Aziz means ‘powerful and beloved’.
Babor, a form of Urdu name Babur, is most familiar because of the first Indian Moghul ruler. It means ‘tiger’.
Parents who want their son to grow up into a strong and brave young man should keep Bahadur on their list. It means ‘brave and bold’.
Most of the Uzbek parents are attracted to this name because of the ‘ol’ ending. Bilol means ‘First Muezzin’.
This Spanish form of Charles is popular within the Hispanic communities residing in Uzbekistan.
This English origin name with multifaceted appeal means ‘the settlement in the valley’.
This German origin name, meaning ‘noble’, is not used much independently. It’s mostly used as a hyphenated name.
Straight, strong, and leafy Elman, meaning ‘elm tree’, is one of the latest tree names on the baby name list.
Farhod is originally a form of Persian name Farhad, which means ‘elation or happiness’.
Farrukh, a variant of the name Farouk, is renowned for its association with the last king of Egypt. It means ‘person who can tell right from wrong’.
In the Old Testament, Gabriel was the archangel, who is also viewed as the messenger of God. The name Gabriel means ‘strong man of God’.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne, the American author, put this name above most of the other last names as first names. Hawthorne means ‘lives where hawthorn hedges grow’.
Hidayat, meaning ‘guidance or instruction’, would make an inspiring name for your son.
Hilol, meaning ‘wave of joy’, would spread utmost joy and happiness in your child’s life.
Husan, the Uzbek form of Hasan, is one of the most familiar Arabic names.
Ibroxim is a form of the Arabic name Ibrahim and means ‘father of the multitudes’. It has been climbing the charts ever since its debut.
Since each child is unique in their own way, why not give them a name meaning same? Izel means ‘unique’.
Despite being widely in use, Izzat has the charm of a foreigner. Izzat means ‘glory and respect’.
This name, meaning ‘flowing’, reminds us of the antagonist from Disney’s “Aladdin” movie.
Strong and likable Jaloliddin is the Arabic version of Jalaluddin and means ‘glory of the faith’.
A name as old as James is stylish even today and shows the power of a classic name. James means ‘supplanter’.
Jamshid is the Uzbek form of the Arabic name Jamshed and means ‘bright or radiant twin’.
Jasur is an appealing and bouncy moniker, meaning ‘one of great courage’.
Java, an Indonesian name, meaning ‘home or distant’, has always been one of the top 50 baby boy names in Uzbekistan.
This energetic Swahili name, meaning ‘tortoise’, is the fifth most popular name in Uzbekistan.
Lars is the Scandinavian variant of the name Laurentius and means ‘crowned with laurel’.
This preppy and colorful form of Mahmud has several popular bearers, including Aliev Makhmud, the fighter. Makhmud means ‘praisworthy’.
Makhsudbek is an Uzbek form of Maqsood and means ‘intended and proposed’.
The name Mansur is considered attractive because of its meaning ‘the one who is victorious’.
Marcel, meaning ‘dedicated to’ Mars’, is on the brink of renaissance in Uzbekistan.
Mardon, meaning ‘from the valley of the pool’, is heard often in Uzbekistan to sound friendly and familiar.
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Max, a diminutive of Maximilian, meaning ‘greatest’, is used as a standalone name in Uzbekistan.
Mohsin is an Arabic name quite well used in Uzbekistan. It means ‘brave’.
Muazzam is the Uzbek term for the head of the mosque or priest. The name means ‘magnified or respected’.
Muhammadjon is the Uzbek version of Muhammad Jan or Jan Muhammad and means ‘praiseworthy soul’.
Ensure that your son is triumphant in whatever he does by naming him Muzaffar, which means ‘victorious’.
Naim is either derived from a Hebrew word meaning ‘pleasant’ or Arabic word meaning ‘tranquil’. This rhythmic name is the top 200 names in France.
Naufal sounds very pleasant to the ears. It means ‘handsome benefactor’.
Francis is cool, but if you want a truly unique name meaning ‘free man’ go for Uzbek name Panchito.
Qamar is a supremely popular baby boy name, derived from Arabic origins. It means ‘moon’.
In the Old Testament, Raphael is the name of a major archangel. Raphael has its roots in the Hebrew language and means ‘God is healer’.
Rashid is one of the most popular Arabic names in English speaking countries. It means ‘righteous’.
This Uzbek name is originally a form of Yeruslan, meaning ‘lion’. This name was used by Aleksandr Pushkin in his poem ‘Ruslan and Ludmila’.
Rustam is the Uzbek form of Rostam, the name of a warrior hero in Persian legend. His tale was recorded in Shahnameh by Persian poet Firdausi. Rustam means ‘tall, strong, and free man’.
Rarely do we come across a decent ‘ar’ ending name. Sarvar means ‘chief or leader’.
Shahram is an elaborate Uzbek name, meaning ‘the people of the city listen to him’.
Baby name Sohail, meaning ‘second brightest star in the sky’ would make a vibrant name for your son.
Stephen is a well-used and fashionable classic name, meaning ‘crown’.
Sufian is either derived from Arabic word ‘safa’, which means ‘pure’, or Arabic word ‘suf’, which means ‘wool’. A notable bearer of this name is Sufjan Stevens, an American musician.
Sunnat is an Arabic term which stands for the record of deeds, teachings, and sayings of Prophet Muhammad.
This New Testament, second tier, classic keeps moving in and out of fashion. Timothy means ‘honoring God’.
This Uzbek moniker is derived from the Turkic name Temur, which means ‘iron’. It was the name of a 14thcentury Turkic leader who conquered several regions of Western Asia.
Tom, meaning ‘twin’, is a simple and well-liked name.
Tyler is an English occupational name, meaning ‘maker of tiles’.
This short, but meaningful moniker is a form of Urdu name Ummeed, which means ‘hope’.
Vlad is the short form of the Russian Vladimir, meaning ‘to rule’.
This moniker, meaning ‘newborn’, is generally used to honor the Ummayid Caliph, Al-Walid the first, who’s renowned for conquering Spain.
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Uzbek Baby Names For Girls
This melodic Arabic name, meaning ‘happy’, is famous for its association with the Ethiopian princess in the Verdi opera, who dies saving her people.
Those who want their daughter’s life to illuminate like moon can consider the name Aila, which means ‘moon’.
Baby name meaning moon or inspired by the moon is quite popular among Uzbek parents. Once such name is Aisara, which means ‘a woman as beautiful as the moon’.
Ajva, pronounced as Iva, is an Uzbek term for ‘quince fruit’. This moniker manages to be sassy without going over the top.
Albina, meaning ‘white’, is a sleeker and usable Uzbek baby name. It can make a long form for daughters you want to call Bina.
Alchira, meaning ‘rosy-cheeked’, is a quintessential and stylish Uzbek baby girl name.
Alina, meaning ‘scarlet’, in Uzbek language would make a nice alternative to the classic name Helen. Apart from Uzbekistan, Alina is well used in Russia, Poland, and Germany as well.
Since most girls, if not all, love the shade pink, why not take inspiration for naming your daughter from the same? Alsu is an Uzbek name, meaning ‘pink’.
This moniker of Prophet Mouhammad’s mother is used by Muslim families everywhere across the world, including Uzbekistan. Amina means ‘trustworthy, faithful’.
This refined name, meaning ‘light’ would make a lovely and exotic alternative to Nora and even Eleanora for that matter.
This noble name is presumed to be a twist on the name Honor. But it’s a standalone Persian origin name, meaning ‘pomegranate’. It comes with the beautiful nickname option, Nora.
Ashura, the name of Islamic month, is an unusual moniker with a stylish and silky feel.
This inspiring name is derived from the Persian word Azad, which means ‘freedom’. Just keep in mind that ‘j’ in this name is pronounced as ‘y’.
The name Bibidana, meaning ‘only daughter’, is generally given to baby girls who are the only daughters in the family.
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If you want to give a nature-inspired name to your child, take a look at Chinara, the Persian word for sycamore tree.
This name, also found in both Scandinavian and Celtic mythology with different meanings is used in Uzbek too, where it means ‘wise’.
If you want your daughter to educate the masses when she grows up, you can name her Darisa, which means ‘teacher’.
Daruna, meaning ‘heart and soul’, is one of the most desirable Uzbek baby girl name, possibly because of its lovely etymology.
Dilara, meaning ‘sweetheart’, drips with sweetness. If you’re feeling apprehensive using it as a first name, you can consider it as a pet name.
Diliya, meaning ‘heart’, was once rarely heard outside the Uzbek community. But since the love for D-starting name is getting stronger in America, this could, as well change.
If you’re seeking an uncommon gemstone inspired name for your little princess, take a look at Durdona, a beautiful Uzbek name, meaning ‘pearl’.
Feruza, meaning ‘turquoise’, is one of least used and most beautiful color inspired name. Two popular spelling variations include Firuza and Feroza.
Florida, a popular place name, is the ninth most popular female name in Uzbekistan. It means ‘flowery’.
As weird as it may sound, Friend is the second most popular name for girls in Uzbekistan. We feel it will make a sociable middle name.
Gabriella, the feminine form of Gabriel, is also used widely by the Uzbeks. The short form Gaby would make a perfect nickname. Gabriella means ‘strong man of God’.
Make your daughter’s life smell like fresh flowers by naming her Guldasta, which means ‘rose or flower bouquet’. Guli, which also means ‘rose’ would make a cute nickname for Guldasta.
Just like moon, even rose is a favorite word of the Uzbek people. Gulisa, meaning ‘rose fragrance’, can be considered if you want a floral name for your daughter.
This beautiful floral moniker originates from Persian word ‘gol’, which means ‘flower’, and anar, which means ‘pomegranate’. Hence, the name means ‘pomegranate flower’.
Holly, an English nature name, is usually chosen for girls born during Christmas. This beautiful name evokes images of a shrub with bright berries and green leaves.
Even we were surprised to know that Uzbeks borrow Indian names. This Sanskrit origin name, meaning ‘beauty’, has an exotic and modern feel to it.
Kamara is the feminine version of the Arabic name Qamar. It means ‘moon’.
This moniker is a Greek nymph is used widely in Russia, from where it transported to Uzbekistan. Larisa means ‘citadel’.
We just cannot get enough of this gorgeous Arabic name, meaning ‘light’. Its alternative is Layla.
Lena is usually considered a pet form of Helena, but it’s also the name of a Siberian river, which inspired Uzbek people to use this name for their baby girls.
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This beautiful and graceful name is actually associated with a ‘tropical vine’. It will fit well with current favorites such as Eliana and Juliana.
Lola is generally considered a diminutive of Dolores, but in Uzbekistan, this short and sweet name means ‘tulip’.
No, we’re not talking about the Spanish variation of Madeline. This Uzbek name refers to the holy city of Saudi Arabia.
Madison has risen through the ranks in Uzbekistan and is currently the fourth most popular baby girl name. It means ‘son of Maud’.
Maimouna is the name of one of the wives of Prophet Muhammed. It’s derived from the Arabic word ‘meymewn’, which means ‘auspicious’.
Maviya is used for baby boys in India, but in Uzbek, it’s reserved for girls. The meaning of this name is unclear.
Nargiza is the Uzbek form of Nargiz and means ‘daffodil’. It may seem extreme to English ears, but it’s given to hundreds of girls every year in Uzbekistan.
This lilting Persian name originates from the Persian word for wild rose. There was a time when it was restricted to the Persian empire, but is now heard all over the world. You can even consider its Maghrebin form, Nesrine, which is the 248th most popular female name in France.
Nilufer is a Muslim origin name, meaning ‘water lily’. English-speaking readers can consider Nilufer as a lovely and uncommon alternative to Jennifer.
If Gwyneth Paltrow can choose Apple for her daughter, then why can’t you use Olma, an understated version of this wholesome fruit? Olma means ‘apple’ in Uzbek language.
This ‘o’ beginning name comes packed with loads of oomph. It means ‘lamb’ in Latin and ‘mother’ is Uzbek language.
Parizoda is the Uzbek version of Persian name Parisad, which means ‘fairy face’.
Arabic name Saffiya, meaning ‘pure’, was borne by a Jewish-Bedouin woman, Saffiya Bint Huyayy, who converted to Islam and married Prophet Muhammad. It’s spelling variations include Safiya and Safiye.
This name, derived from the Arabic word ‘sukun’, appears in the Quran as the name of an attribute which fell on Prophet Muhammed and his followers when they entered Mecca. Sakina means ‘peace, tranquility’.
Kathy Najimy, famous actress and comedienne, bestowed this beautiful name upon her daughter. And it has been popular ever since. Samia is the feminine form of Sami and means ‘elevated’.
Shalo, meaning ‘blue dye’, would make an interesting first or last naming option for parents involved with arts.
This moniker, meaning ‘pride of the king’, comes from Persian elements ‘shah’, meaning ‘king’ and ‘naz’, meaning ‘pride’.
Shirin may be a unisex name in the US, but in Uzbekistan, it’s strictly a female name. You can pronounce this name either as Sheer-een or Sheer-In.
Tahmina is an Old-Persian name, but is used in large numbers in Uzbekistan. We loved its etymology ‘strong woman’ a lot.
Umida is the feminine form of Umid and means ‘hope’. We think it’s a lovely name to remind your daughter of the hopes you’ve placed on her.
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If you want to incorporate rose in your little girl’s name without naming her that, you can consider Varida, an Uzbek name, meaning ‘rose’.
The name Vilada, meaning ‘of light appearance’, is generally given to girls born with blue eyes.
Move aside Stella. It’s time for Yulduz to be in the spotlight. The name Yulduz means ‘star’.
Zamfira, meaning ‘sapphire’, is a lush and lovely Uzbek name for your baby girl.
Zamina, meaning ‘earth or soil’, originates from the Urdu language. The vowel ending makes it extremely appealing.
Zana is the Polish version of Jane used by the Christian population residing in Uzbekistan. It means God’s gracious gift’.
This evocative name, which was once used for sensual characters from the East, is one of the most popular names of Uzbekistan. Zara means ‘princess’.
This Persian origin name Zarina, meaning ‘a golden vessel’, is just perfect for our little czarina.
Zarya is a lovely name with several meanings. In Uzbek, it means ‘dawn’ and in Slavic mythology, it’s associated with the water priestess.
Zeb is a short, sweet and to the point name, meaning ‘beauty’ is Uzbek. The laidback aura of this name will surely appeal our American readers.
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One of our favorite names in this list. Zinira is obtained from the Quran and means ‘radiant’.
If your daughter is born with the fire sign, you can name her Zulnara, an Uzbekistan girl name, meaning ‘fire’.
Parents who like keeping up with the society they live in, can name their daughters Zumara, an Uzbek girl name, meaning ‘society’.
These Uzbek baby names are so beautiful and unusual that they’ll make your child stand out in the crowd. So, which name did you like the most? Let us know in the comments section.
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