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Sultan is a baby boy’s name of Arabic origin that means “king” or “ruler.” Sultan is a masculine name throughout most of the Arab world, except Turkey where it is sometimes given to girls. Sultan is still an uncommon name in the U.S., but it's considered well-known in other parts of the world. To learn more about this name, keep reading.

Meaning and Origin of the name Sultan:

Sultan is an Arabic baby boy’s name that means “ruler” or “king.” Sultan is traditionally a title given to a male ruler, with sultana being the feminine version. Sultan is an exclusively masculine name throughout most of the Arabic-speaking world, except in Turkey where the name is commonly given to both girls and boys.

Symbolism of the name Sultan:

Sultan means “ruler, king.” It evokes feelings of regality and authority. This includes symbols such as crowns, scepters, and thrones.

Nicknames for the name Sultan:

  • Sul
  • Sully
  • Su
  • Tan
  • Tani
  • Tanny
  • Sult

Style of the name Sultan:


Gender of the name Sultan:

Sultan is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Sultan:

sool-TAHN (Arabic), sul-TAN (English)

Number of syllables in the name Sultan:


Emotion evoked from the name Sultan:

Sultan evokes feelings of leadership and authority.

Alternative spellings for the name Sultan:

Sooltan, Sulten

Popularity of the name Sultan:

According to the Social Security Administration, Sultan is an uncommon baby boy’s name. Sultan has never appeared in the top 1000 names in the US.

Great middle names for the name Sultan and their meanings:

  • Amir (prince, treetop)
  • Nassir (winner)
  • Gamal (God is my reward)
  • Idris (interpreter)
  • Rashid (rightly guided)
  • Zayn (beauty, grace)
  • Altair (falcon)
  • Aryan (warrior, honorable)

Famous people with the name Sultan:

  • Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia)
  • Sultan Kosen (Turkish world record holder for tallest man)
  • Sultan Munadi (Afghan journalist)
  • Sultan Rahi (Pakistani film actor)
  • Sultan Ibragimov (Russian boxer)
  • Sultan (video games, Stronghold Crusader)
  • Sultan (video games, VS Battle)
  • Sultan (film, Aladdin franchise)
  • Sultan (video games, Runescape)
  • Sultan (video games, Wizard 101)
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