ADALET f Turkish
Means "justice" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic.
ARDA m Turkish
Possibly means "marker, stake" in Turkish.
ASIM m Turkish
Turkish form of ASIM (1)
. This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i
, as Asım
ASLAN m Turkish, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Ingush
From Turkic arslan
meaning "lion". This was a byname or title borne by several medieval Turkic rulers, including the Seljuk sultan Alp Arslan (a byname meaning "brave lion") who drove the Byzantines from Anatolia in the 11th century. The name Aslan
was later used by the author C. S. Lewis for the main protagonist (a lion) in his 'Chronicles of Narnia' series of books, first appearing in 1950.
AYSU f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay
"moon" and su
BAŞAK f Turkish
Means "ear of wheat" in Turkish. This is also the Turkish name for the constellation Virgo.
BERAT m Turkish
Possibly from Turkish berat
meaning "letters patent".
BORA (1) m Turkish
Means "storm, squall" in Turkish, ultimately related to Greek Βορεας (Boreas)
, the name of the god of the north wind.
BURAK m Turkish
From Arabic براق (Buraq)
, the name of the legendary creature that, according to Islamic tradition, transported the Prophet Muhammad
. Its name is derived from Arabic برق (barq)
ÇAĞATAY m Turkish
From the Mongolian name Chagatai
(of unknown meaning), which was borne by the second son of Genghis
CANSU f Turkish
From Turkish can
meaning "soul, life" and su
CENK m Turkish
Means "battle, war" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
DERVİŞ m Turkish
From a Turkish word, which exists in English as dervish
, for a Sufi ascetic. It is ultimately from Avestan drigu
meaning "needy, poor".
DERYA f & m Turkish
Means "sea, ocean" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
DİDEM f Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from Persian دیده (dideh)
EBRU f Turkish
Means "paper marbling" in Turkish. Paper marbling is the art of creating colourful patterns on paper.
ECRİN f Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from an Arabic word meaning "reward".
ELİF f Turkish
Turkish form of Alif
, the name of the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, ا
. It also means "slender", from the Turkish phrase elif gibi
, literally "shaped like Elif".
ELMAS f Turkish
Means "diamond" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
EMEL f Turkish
Means "desire" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin, making this name a relative of Amal
EMİRHAN m Turkish
Derived from Turkish emir
"amir, prince" and han
"khan, ruler, leader".
ERCAN m Turkish
From Turkish er
"brave man" and can
ERHAN m Turkish
From Turkish er
"brave man" and han
, which is from the title khan
ESER f & m Turkish
Means "product, achievement" in Turkish.
FIRAT m Turkish
From the Turkish name of the Euphrates River, which was derived from Old Persian Ufratu
, itself derived from Elamite or Sumerian.
GÖKHAN m Turkish
From Turkish gök
"sky" and han
, which is from the title khan
GÜL f Turkish
Means "rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
HASAN m Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome", derived from Arabic حسن (hasuna)
"to be beautiful, to be good". Hasan was the son of Ali
and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad
. He was poisoned by one of his wives and is regarded as a martyr by Shia Muslims. This was also the name of two kings of Morocco. It is sometimes transcribed as Hassan
, though this is a distinct name in Arabic.
İLHAN m Turkish
From the Mongolian title il-Khan
meaning "subordinate Khan
", which was first adopted by Genghis Khan's grandson Hulagu, who ruled a kingdom called the Ilkhanate that stretched from modern Iran to eastern Turkey.
İLKAY f & m Turkish
Means "new moon" in Turkish, derived from ilk
"first" and ay
İREM f Turkish
Turkish form of Arabic إرَم (Iram)
, the name of a beautiful city mentioned in the 89th chapter (surah al-Fajr) of the Qur'an.
KAĞAN m Turkish
From a Turkish title meaning "king, ruler", ultimately of Mongolian origin. The title is usually translated into English as Khan
KEMAL m Turkish
Turkish form of KAMAL (1)
. This was the second name, acquired in his youth, of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), the founder of modern Turkey.
KUDRET m Turkish
Means "power, might" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
LALE f Turkish
Means "tulip" in Turkish, of Persian origin.
LEVENT m Turkish
From the Ottoman Turkish term levend
, referring to a member of the navy, which is possibly ultimately derived from Italian levante
"person from the eastern Mediterranean". The Turkish word has now come to mean "tall, handsome, roguish".
MANSUR m Arabic, Turkish, Indonesian
Means "victorious" in Arabic. Abu Jafar al-Mansur was an 8th-century Abbasid caliph and the founder of the city of Baghdad.