Turkish Names

Turkish names are used in the country of Turkey, which is situated in western Asia and southeastern Europe. Turkey is part of the larger Muslim world. See also about Turkish names.
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ABDULLAH m Arabic, Turkish, Malay, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الله (see ABD ALLAH), as well as the regular Turkish, Malay and Indonesian form.
ADALET f Turkish
Means "justice" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic عَدَلَ ('adala) meaning "to act justly".
ADEM m Turkish
Turkish form of ADAM.
ADİL m Turkish
Turkish form of ADIL.
ADİLE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of ADIL.
ADNAN m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
AHMED m Turkish, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Turkish, Bosnian and Dhivehi form of AHMAD. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
AHMET m Turkish
Turkish form of AHMAD.
AJDA (1) f Turkish
Turkish form of AYDA.
ALAATTİN m Turkish
Turkish form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALEYNA f Turkish (Modern)
From Arabic علينا ('alayna) meaning "on us", a word from the Quran.
ALİ m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ALI (1).
ALİM m Turkish
Turkish form of ALIM.
ALİYE f Turkish
Turkish form of ALIYAH (1).
ALP m Turkish
Means "hero" in Turkish.
ALPEREN m Turkish
From Turkish alp "hero" and eren "holy person".
ALTAN m Turkish
Means "red dawn" in Turkish.
ARDA m Turkish
Possibly means "marker, stake" in Turkish.
ARİF m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ARIF.
ARSLAN m Turkish, Turkmen
Turkish variant and Turkmen form of ASLAN.
ARZU f Turkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of AREZOO.
ASİL m Turkish
Means "noble" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic أصيل (asil).
ASIM m Turkish
Turkish form of ASIM (1).
ASLAN m Turkish, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian
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 author C. S. Lewis later used the name Aslan for the main protagonist (a lion) in his 'Chronicles of Narnia' series of books, first appearing in 1950.
ASLI f Turkish
Means "genuine, real" in Turkish.
ASUMAN f Turkish
Means "sky" in Turkish.
ASYA (2) f Turkish
Means "Asia (the continent)" in Turkish.
ATA (1) m Turkish
Means "ancestor" in Turkish.
ATİLA m Turkish
Turkish variant of ATTILA.
ATİLLA m Turkish
Turkish variant of ATTILA.
ATTİLA m Turkish
Turkish form of ATTILA.
AYAZ m Turkish, Azerbaijani, Urdu
From Turkish and Azerbaijani ayaz meaning "frost" or "dry and cold air". This was the name of a slave and later companion of the 11th-century sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.
AYBERK m Turkish
Means "high moon" in Turkish.
AYDAN (1) f Turkish
Means "from the moon" in Turkish.
AYDIN m Turkish
Means "enlightened" in Turkish.
AYGÜL f Turkish
Means "moon rose" in Turkish.
AYGÜN f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements ay "moon" and gün "sun".
AYLA (2) f Turkish
Means "moonlight, halo" in Turkish.
AYLİN f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "of the moon" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, from Turkic ay "moon".
AYNUR f Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Uyghur
Means "moon light" in Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh and Uyghur, ultimately from Turkic ay meaning "moon" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
AYŞE f Turkish
Turkish form of AISHA.
AYŞEGÜL f Turkish
Combination of AYŞE and Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".
AYSEL f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "moon flood" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, from Turkic ay "moon" and sel "flood, stream".
AYŞENUR f Turkish
Combination of AYŞE and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
AYSU f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and su meaning "water".
AYSUN f Turkish
Means "as beautiful as the moon" in Turkish.
AYTAÇ m & f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and taç meaning "crown" (of Persian origin).
AYTEN f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and ten meaning "skin" (of Persian origin).
AZAD m Persian, Indian, Hindi, Azerbaijani, Turkish
Means "free" in Persian. This word has derivatives in several other languages, such as Hindi, Turkish and Armenian.
AZAT m Tatar, Kazakh, Turkmen, Turkish, Armenian
Form of AZAD in several languages.
AZİZ m Turkish
Turkish form of AZIZ.
AZİZE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of AZIZ.
AZRA f Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
BABÜR m Turkish
Turkish form of BABUR.
BAHA m Arabic, Turkish
Means "splendour, glory" in Arabic.
BAHADIR m Turkish
Turkish form of BAHADUR.
BAHAR f Persian, Turkish
Means "spring" in Persian and Turkish.
BAKİ m Turkish
Turkish form of BAQI.
BAKIR m Turkish
Turkish form of BAQIR. It coincides with the Turkish word bakır meaning "copper".
BANU f Persian, Turkish
Means "lady" in Persian.
BARAN f & m Persian, Turkish
Means "rain" in Persian. It is typically feminine in Persian and masculine in Turkish.
BARIŞ m Turkish
Means "peace" in Turkish.
BAŞAK f Turkish
Means "ear of wheat" in Turkish. This is also the Turkish name for the constellation Virgo.
BATUHAN m Turkish
Combination of BATU and Turkish han meaning "khan, ruler, leader", referring to the 13th-century Mongol ruler Batu Khan.
BAYRAM m Turkish
Means "festival" in Turkish.
BEGÜM f Turkish
From a royal title, a feminine form of the Turkic beg meaning "chieftain" (modern Turkish bey).
BEHİYE f Turkish
Turkish form of BAHIYYA.
BEHRAM m Turkish
Turkish form of BAHRAM.
BELGİN f Turkish
Means "clear" in Turkish.
BELİNAY f Turkish
Means "reflection of the moon on a lake" in Turkish.
BERAT m Turkish
Possibly from Turkish berat meaning "letters patent".
BERK m Turkish
Means "solid, firm, strong" in Turkish.
BERKANT m Turkish
Means "solid oath" in Turkish.
BERKER m Turkish
Means "solid man" in Turkish.
BERNA f Turkish
Means "young" in Turkish.
BERRAK f Turkish
Means "clear" in Turkish.
BESTE f Turkish
Means "melody" in Turkish.
BETÜL f Turkish
Turkish form of BATUL.
BEYZA f Turkish
Means "very white" in Turkish.
BİHTER f Turkish
Means "most good" in Turkish.
BİLAL m Turkish
Turkish form of BILAL.
BİLGE m & f Turkish
Means "wise" in Turkish.
BORA (1) m Turkish
Means "storm, squall" in Turkish, ultimately related to Greek Βορεας (Boreas), the name of the god of the north wind.
BORAN m Turkish
Means "thunderstorm" in Turkish.
BUĞLEM f Turkish (Modern)
Meaning unknown.
BUĞRA m Turkish
Means "baby camel" in Turkish.
BÜLENT m Turkish
Means "high, mighty" in Turkish.
BULUT m Turkish
Means "cloud" in Turkish.
BÜNYAMİN m Turkish
Turkish form of BENJAMIN.
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) "lightning".
BURÇİN f & m Turkish
Means "hind, doe" in Turkish.
BURCU f Turkish
Means "sweet smelling, fragrant" in Turkish.
BURHAN m Arabic, Turkish
Means "proof" in Arabic.
BUSE f Turkish
Means "kiss" in Turkish, from Persian بوسه (buseh).
BÜŞRA f Turkish
Turkish form of BUSHRA.
CAFER m Turkish
Turkish form of JAFAR.
ÇAĞATAY m Turkish
From the Mongolian name Tsagadai (of unknown meaning), which was borne by the second son of Genghis Khan, known as Chagatai in English.
ÇAĞLA f Turkish
Means "almonds" in Turkish.
ÇAĞRI f Turkish
Means "invitation" in Turkish.
CAN m Turkish
Means "soul, life" in Turkish, from Persian جان (jan).
CANAN f Turkish
Means "beloved" in Turkish.
CANER m Turkish
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life"and er meaning "brave man".
CANSU f Turkish
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life" and su meaning "water".
CEBRAİL m Turkish
Turkish form of GABRIEL.
ÇELİK m Turkish
Means "steel" in Turkish.
CEM m Turkish
Turkish form of JAM.
CEMAL m Turkish
Turkish form of JAMAL.
CEMİL m Turkish
Turkish form of JAMIL.
CEMİLE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of JAMIL.
CEMRE f Turkish
From a term used in Turkish folklore referring to the warming of temperature at the end of winter, thought to occur in three stages affecting air, water, then earth.
CENGİZ m Turkish
Turkish form of GENGHIS.
CENK m Turkish
Means "battle, war" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
CEREN f Turkish
Means "young gazelle" in Turkish.
ÇETİN m Turkish
Means "harsh" in Turkish.
CEVAHİR f & m Turkish
Turkish form of JAWAHIR.
CEVDET m Turkish
Turkish form of JAWDAT.
ÇİĞDEM f Turkish
Means "crocus" in Turkish.
CİHAN m Turkish
Turkish form of JAHAN.
CİHANGİR m Turkish
Turkish form of JAHANGIR.
ÇINAR m Turkish (Modern)
Means "plane tree" in Turkish (genus Platanus), derived from Persian چنار (chenar).
COŞKUN m Turkish
Means "enthusiastic" in Turkish.
CUMHUR m Turkish
Means "public, people" in Turkish.
CÜNEYT m Turkish
Turkish form of JUNAYD.
DAMLA f Turkish
Means "water drop" in Turkish.
DANYAL m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish
Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish form of DANIEL.
DEFNE f Turkish
Means "laurel" in Turkish, of Greek origin.
DEMİR m Turkish
Means "iron" in Turkish.
DENİZ f & m Turkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
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.
DEVRİM m Turkish
Means "revolution" in Turkish.
DİDEM f Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from Persian دیده (dideh) meaning "eye".
DİLAN f Turkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
DİLARA f Turkish
Turkish form of DELARA.
DİLAY f Turkish
Means "beautiful moon" in Turkish.
DİLEK f Turkish
Means "wish, desire" in Turkish.
DİLŞAD f Turkish
Turkish form of DILSHAD.
DİRENÇ m Turkish
Means "resistance" in Turkish.
DORUK m Turkish
Means "mountaintop" in Turkish.
DURU f & m Turkish
Means "clear, lucid" in Turkish.
DUYGU m & f Turkish
Means "emotion, sensation" in Turkish.
EBRAR f & m Turkish
Turkish form of ABRAR.
EBRU f Turkish
Means "paper marbling" in Turkish. Paper marbling is the art of creating colourful patterns on paper.
EBU BEKİR m Turkish
Turkish form of ABU BAKR.
EBUBEKİR m Turkish
Turkish form of ABU BAKR.
ECE f Turkish
Means "queen" or "beautiful woman" in Turkish.
ECRİN f Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from an Arabic word meaning "reward".
EDA (1) f Turkish
Means "well-mannered" in Turkish.
EDİZ m Turkish
Means "high" in Turkish.
EFE (1) m Turkish
Means "older brother, brave" in Turkish.
EGEMEN m Turkish
Means "dominant" in Turkish.
EJDER m Turkish
Means "dragon" in Turkish, of Persian origin.
EKBER m Turkish
Turkish form of AKBAR.
EKİN f & m Turkish
Means "harvest, culture" in Turkish.
EKREM m Turkish
Turkish form of AKRAM.
ELA (2) f Turkish
Means "hazel (colour)" in Turkish.
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.
ELVAN f & m Turkish
Means "colours" in Turkish.
EMEL f Turkish
Means "desire" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin, making this name a relative of Amal.
EMİN m Turkish
Turkish form of AMIN.
EMİNE f Turkish
Turkish form of AMINAH (2).
EMİR m Turkish
Turkish form of AMIR (1).
EMİRHAN m Turkish
Derived from Turkish emir "amir, prince" and han "khan, ruler, leader".
EMRAH m Turkish, Bosnian
Possibly a variant of EMRE.
EMRE m Turkish
Means "friend, brother" in Turkish. This name was borne by the 13th-century Turkish poet Yunus Emre.
ENDER m Turkish
Means "very rare" in Turkish.
ENES m Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ANIS.
ENGİN m Turkish
Means "vast" in Turkish.
ENİS m Turkish
Turkish form of ANIS.
ENİSE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of ANIS.
ENVER m Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ANWAR.
ERCAN m Turkish
From Turkish er meaning "brave man" and can meaning "soul, life".
ERDEM m Turkish
Means "virtue" in Turkish.
ERDOĞAN m Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and doğan "falcon".
EREN m Turkish
Means "saint, holy person" in Turkish.
ERHAN m Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
ERKAN m Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and kan "blood".
ERKİN m Turkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
EROL m Turkish
Means "brave" in Turkish.
ERTUĞRUL m Turkish
From Turkish er meaning "brave man" and tuğrul, referring to a mythical bird of prey.
ERVA f Turkish
Turkish form of ARWA.
ESEN f & m Turkish
Means "the wind" in Turkish.
ESER f & m Turkish
Means "product, achievement" in Turkish.
ESİLA f Turkish (Modern)
Possibly from Arabic أصيلا (asila) meaning "late afternoon, evening".
ESİN f Turkish
Means "inspiration" in Turkish.
ESLEM f Turkish (Modern)
Possibly from Arabic أسْلَمَ (aslama) meaning "to submit".
ESMA f Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ASMA.
ESRA f Turkish
Possibly a Turkish form of ASRA.
EVREN m & f Turkish
Means "cosmos, the universe" in Turkish. In Turkic mythology the Evren is a gigantic snake-like dragon.
EYLÜL f Turkish
Means "September" in Turkish.
EYMEN m Turkish
Turkish form of AYMAN.
EYÜP m Turkish
Turkish form of JOB.
EZGİ f Turkish
Means "melody" in Turkish.
FADİME f Turkish
Turkish variant of FATMA.
FAHRİ m Turkish
Turkish form of FAKHRI.
FAHRİYE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of FAKHRI.
FARUK m Turkish, Arabic
Turkish form of FARUQ, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
FATİH m Turkish
Turkish form of FATHI.
FATMA f Arabic, Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of FATIMAH, as well as an Arabic variant.
FATOŞ f Turkish
Turkish diminutive of FATMA.
FEHİM m Turkish
Turkish form of FAHIM.
FEHİME f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of FAHIM.
FERAY f Turkish
Means "radiance of the moon" in Turkish.
FERİDE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of FARID.
FERİDUN m Turkish
Turkish form of FEREYDOUN.
FERİHA f Turkish
Turkish form of FARIHA.
FERİT m Turkish
Turkish form of FARID.
FEVZİ m Turkish
Turkish form of FAWZI.
FEVZİYE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of FAWZI.
FİDAN f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "sapling" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
FİKRİ m Turkish
Turkish form of FIKRI.
FİKRİYE f Turkish
Turkish form of FIKRIYYA.
FİLİZ f Turkish
Means "sprout, shoot" 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.
FİRUZE f Turkish
Turkish form of FIRUZEH.
FUAT m Turkish
Turkish form of FUAD.
FUNDA f Turkish
Means "heather" in Turkish.
FURKAN m Turkish
Turkish form of FURQAN.
FUSUN f Turkish
Means "charm" in Turkish.
GALİP m Turkish
Turkish form of GHALIB.
GAMZE f Turkish
Means "dimple" in Turkish.
GAYE (2) f Turkish
Means "goal" in Turkish.
GİZEM f Turkish
Means "mystery" in Turkish.
GÖKER m Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and er meaning "brave man".
GÖKHAN m Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
GÖKSU m & f Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and su meaning "water".
GONCA f Turkish
Turkish form of GHONCHEH.
GÖNÜL f Turkish
Means "heart" in Turkish.
GÖZDE f Turkish
Means "favourite" in Turkish.
GÜL f Turkish
Means "rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GÜLAY f Turkish
Means "rose moon" in Turkish.
GÜLBAHAR f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLBAHAR.
GÜLDEN f Turkish
Means "from the rose" in Turkish.
GÜLİSTAN f Turkish
Means "rose garden" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GÜLİZAR f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLZAR.
GÜLNAZ f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLNAZ.
GÜLNUR f Turkish
Means "rose light" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
GÜLŞEN f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLSHAN.
GÜLTEN f Turkish
Means "rose skin" in Turkish.
GÜNAY f & m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and ay "moon".
GÜRSEL m Turkish
Means "flowing water" in Turkish.
GÜVENÇ m Turkish
Means "trust" in Turkish.
HACER f Turkish
Turkish form of HAGAR.
HADİ m Turkish
Turkish form of HADI.
HADİYE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HADI.
HAKAN m Turkish
Means "emperor, ruler" in Turkish.
HALE (1) f Turkish
Turkish form of HALA.
HALİDE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of KHALID.
HALİL m Turkish
Turkish form of KHALIL.
HALİM m Turkish
Turkish form of HALIM.
HALİME f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HALIM.
HALİT m Turkish
Turkish form of KHALID.
HALUK m Turkish
Means "good nature" in Turkish.
HAMİDE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HAMID (1).
HAMİT m Turkish
Turkish form of HAMID (1).
HAMZA m Arabic, Turkish
Possibly derived from Arabic hamuza meaning "strong, steadfast". This was the name of the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed in battle.
HANDAN f Turkish
From Persian خندان (khandan) meaning "laughing, smiling".
HANDE f Turkish
From Persian خنده (khandeh) meaning "laughter, smile".
HANİFE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HANIF.
HARUN m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian
Arabic form of AARON. Harun al-Rashid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of 'The 1001 Nights'.
HASAN m Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome" in Arabic, from the root حَسُنَ (hasuna) meaning "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.
HAŞİM m Turkish
Turkish form of HASHIM.
HASİP m Turkish
Turkish form of HASIB.
HATİCE f Turkish
Turkish form of KHADIJA.
HAVVA f Turkish
Turkish form of EVE.
HAYATİ m Turkish
Means "vital" in Turkish.
HAYDAR m Turkish
Turkish form of HAIDAR.
HAYRİ m Turkish
Means "useful man" in Turkish.
HAZAN f Turkish
Means "autumn" in Turkish.
HEDIİYE f Turkish
Turkish form of HADIYYA.
HİKMET m Turkish
Turkish form of HIKMAT.
HİRANUR f Turkish
From Hira, from Arabic حراء (Hira), the name of the cave where the Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation, combined with Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
HÜLYA f Turkish
Means "daydream" in Turkish.
HURŞİT m Turkish
Turkish form of KHURSHID.
HÜSEYİN m Turkish
Turkish form of HUSAYN.
HÜSNİYE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HUSNI.
HÜSNÜ m Turkish
Turkish form of HUSNI.
İBRAHİM m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ABRAHAM.
İDRİS m Turkish
Turkish form of IDRIS (1).
İHSAN m Turkish
Turkish form of IHSAN.
İKBAL m Turkish
Turkish form of IQBAL.
İLAYDA f Turkish
Possibly derived from the name of a Turkish water sprite.
İLHAMİ m Turkish
Turkish form of ILHAM.
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 "moon".
İLKER m Turkish
Means "first man" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and er "man, brave".
İLKİN m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "first" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
İLKNUR f Turkish
Means "first light" in Turkish.
İLYAS m Turkish
Turkish form of ELIJAH.
İPEK f Turkish
Means "silk" in Turkish.
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 Quran.
İRFAN m Turkish
Turkish form of IRFAN.
IRMAK f Turkish
Means "river" in Turkish.
İSA m Turkish
Turkish form of JESUS.
İSKENDER m Turkish
Turkish form of ALEXANDER.