Ottoman Turkish names
were used in the Ottoman Empire.
KARA (2) m Ottoman Turkish
Means "black, dark"
in Turkish. This was sometimes used as a byname by Ottoman officials, figuratively meaning "courageous".
MEHMED m Ottoman Turkish, Bosnian
Older form of MEHMET
, as well as the Bosnian form. This was the name of six sultans of the Ottoman Empire, including Mehmed II the conqueror of Constantinople.