Gender: Feminine
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: “moonstream; Milky Way.”

The name is composed of the Turkish elements, ay (moon) and sel (stream), literally meaning “moonstream” but in actuality denoting the Milky Way.

As of 2010, it was the 9th most popular name among the general female population in Azerbaijan.

It is currently borne by Azeri pop-singer, Aysel Taymurzadeh (b.1989).