Eldar is both a Hebrew first/last name meaning "god resides" and a rare Norse first name meaning "Warrior who fights with fire"(Eld+ar (ar=Harjar)) Eld=fire. It is also a name meaning 'ruler' in the Turkic language. "El" means state or country in Turkic language, dar is a suffix from Persian language. Its also the word for 'fire' in the Icelandic, Swedish (eld) and Norwegian (ild) language. It is also a common first name among the Tatars, the Crimean Tatars, the Azerbaijanis, the Georgians and the Bashkirs.
Eldar may also refer to:
- Eldar Shengelaya, Georgian and Soviet film director and screenwriter
- Eldar Djangirov, jazz piano player from Kyrgyzstan, of Russian descent, now living in the USA
- Eldar Gasimov, Azerbaijani singer
- Eldar Mahmudov, minister of the National Security of the Azerbaijan Republic
- Eldar Namazov, Azerbaijani politician
- Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier
- Eldar Ryazanov, Soviet/Russian film director
- Eldar (Middle-earth), division of the Elves in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium
- Eldar (Warhammer 40,000), ancient race of elf-like aliens in the Warhammer 40,000 fictional universe
- A race of ancient elves in the Riftwar series by Raymond Feist
- A character in the video game Shining Force III
- A river in the world of The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
- Eldar, a planet in the video game Star Ocean: The Last Hope
- Eldar Pine, species of pines
- Eldar Pine State Reserve in Azerbaijan
- Eldaring, Germanic Neopagan organization
- A European server for the MMO The Lord of the Rings Online
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