Ottoman Turkish names
were used in the Ottoman Empire.
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ALEMŞAH f & m Ottoman Turkish
From Ottoman Turkish alem
meaning "world, universe" combined with şah
meaning "shah, king".
BEZMIÂLEM بزم عالم f Ottoman Turkish
Meaning "feast of the World" in Ottoman Turkish (bezm
- "feast" and âlem
- "the World", taken from Persian language). ... [more]
BINNAZ f Ottoman Turkish
From Ottoman Turkish "thousand of whims": bin
- "thousand" and naz
- "coquetry,coyness, whim".
GÜLAÇMAZ f Ottoman Turkish
From Turkish gül açmaz
meaning the rose that does not open
or the impenetrable rose
which is a poetic term.
GÜLÇIÇEK f Ottoman Turkish
Means "rose blossom", from Turkish gül
meaning "rose" combined with Turkish çiçek
meaning "flower, blossom".
GÜLRUH f Ottoman Turkish
From Turkish gül
meaning "rose" combined with 'rukh' meaning "cheek, face", giving it the meaning "rose-cheeked", "rose-faced".
HOŞYAR خوشیار f Ottoman Turkish
Meaning "pleasant lover", from Ottoman Turkish hoş
- "nice, pleasant, likeable" and yâr
- "beloved, lover". Hoşyar Kadın (died 1859) was the wife of Sultan Mahmud II.
HÜRREM خرم f Ottoman Turkish
Means "the cheerful one" from Persian خرم (khurram
). A famous bearer was Hürrem Sultan (also known by the name ROXELANA
), a slave and then a concubine of SÜLEYMAN
the Magnificent, sultan of the Ottoman Empire... [more]
KAMERFER f Ottoman Turkish
From Ottoman Turkish "radiance of the crescent": kamer
- "half-moon, crescent" and fer
- "radiance, brightness".
KÖSEM f Ottoman Turkish
This name was given to Mahpeyker Sultana by her husband, Sultan Ahmed I. Kösem was possibly the most powerful women in so called "Female Sultanate". She lived since 1590 until 1651.
LALEZAR f Ottoman Turkish
Either means "field of tulips" or "golden tulip", from Persian لاله (lâle)
meaning "tulip" and زر (zar)
LEBRIZIFELEK f Ottoman Turkish
From Ottoman Turkish lebriz
- "overflowing", "exuberate" (taken from the Persian language) and felek
- "the universe", "fate, destiny" (taken from the Arabic language).
MAHFIRUZ ماہ فروز f Ottoman Turkish
From Ottoman Turkish "favorable moon": mah
- "the moon" and fîrûz
- "favorable", "lucky, fortunate".
MAHIDEVRAN ماه دوران f Ottoman Turkish
Means "one who is always beautiful", "one whose beauty never fades", "beauty of the times" or "Moon of Fortune". A famous bearer was Mahidevran Sultan (1500-1581), a concubine of SÜLEYMAN
the Magnificent and the mother of Şehzade Mustafa and Raziye Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
MAHPEYKER ماه پيكر f Ottoman Turkish
Meaning "face like the moon", from Ottoman Turkish mah
- "the moon" and peyker
- "face" (taken form the Persian language).
MELEKSIMA f Ottoman Turkish
Means "angel-like" from Turkish melek
meaning "angel" combined with sima
meaning "face, figure".
NEVFIDAN نوفدان f Ottoman Turkish
From Ottoman Turkish "new sapling": nev
- "new" (taken form the Persian language) and fidan
- "sapling, plant" (taken from the Greek language).
ŞAH f & m Ottoman Turkish
Şah means in Turkish "king, queen", which derives from Persian title "shāh" of the same meaning. This name was severaly given to members of Ottoman family, such as daughter of Selim I (actually named Şahihuban, but more often refered to as "Şah") and daughter of Selim II and Nurbanu.... [more]
ŞAHIHUBAN f Ottoman Turkish
From Ottoman Turkish "the queen of beauties": şah
- "shah (queen)" and hûban
- "beauties" (plural form of Persian word hub
- "beauty", "beautiful")
ŞEKERPARE f Ottoman Turkish
From Ottoman Turkish Şekerpare
meaning "a piece of sugar" (from words şeker
- "sugar" and pare
-"piece"), "like sugar", "very sweet".
SEVIN سوين f Ottoman Turkish
Sevin is Kurdish and Turkish for "lovely", "love her", or "rejoice". It is from Ottoman Turkey, but since the Persians or Iranians use it a lot too, it is written in Arabic characters as well.
SITTIŞAH f Ottoman Turkish
Derives most possibly from "sitti" which means "he, who protects" or "is kept safe (by) him" and "şah", which means "king, queen". This was the given name of Sittişah Hatun, consort of Mehmed II. and biological mother of Bayezid II... [more]
VUSLAT f Ottoman Turkish
From Ottoman Turkish vuslat
(taken from the Arabic language) - "reunion with the beloved".