Gender: Feminine
Origin: Bosnian

The name is a Bosnian feminization of the Turkish male name, ilhan.

As of 2010, this was the 33rd most popular female name in Bosnia & Herzegovina.



Gender: Masculine
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: “ruler; khan.”

The name comes directly from the Turkish meaning, “ruler.”

Its Azeri form of Elxan (EL-shahn) is currently the 6th most popular name among the general population in Azerbaijan, (2010), while its Turkish form is the 73rd most popular in Bosnia & Herzegovina, (2010) and the 253rd most popular in France, (2009).

The Azeri form is Elxan Эльхан, sometimes transliterated as Elshan.