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This name generator will give you 10 random Azerbaijani names.
Azerbaijan is a country that forms part of the border of southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, and has a population of roughly 10 million people. They speak Azerbaijani, also known as Azeri. They share this language, as well as much of their culture, with Iranian Azerbaijan, which is a region in Northwestern Iran. The reason they're split is because of the Russo-Persian wars in the 19th century, which has also resulted in a change of naming conventions like they did in most, if not all countries conquered by the Russian Empire at that time.
The Azerbaijani people didn't use surnames before the Russian Empire conquered them, but around the 1920's surnames became mandatory, and the Russian patronymic (-ov and -ev suffix for men, -ova and -eva for women) system was used. It also lead to the 'Russification' of many Azerbaijani names, which can still be seen today in many surnames that are similar, but spelled slightly differently.
When Azerbaijan became independent people tried to get rid of the Russian surname systems again, but since many Azerbaijanis unfortunately have more to worry about than their surnames this isn't something that was done a whole lot, so Russian-based surnames are still very common.
The first 5 names in this generator are those Russian based surnames. The last 5 use non-Russian surnames, which are mostly either Persian or Azerbaijani in origin. Note that the patronymic system wasn't the only system used, but unfortunately I wasn't able to find (m)any names for the other systems, like profession or geography based names.
To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.
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