In Kazakh families, the grandfather of the baby or any other respectable person of the community picks the name so that the baby grows up to be as good as the name giver. Some parents even ask a guest to name their child. Modern and urban Kazakh parents take it upon themselves to select a suitable name for their child.
A Kazakh given name can be inspired by weather, season, health, local sites, omens, events and even body features. They pick soft, beautiful, tender and easy-to-spell-and-pronounce names for baby girls, believing that an evil eye wouldn’t harm them. Some parents even name their children after stars and expensive fabrics.
However, the attitude of the Kazakhs towards boys’ names is a bit different. Since men are supposed to be defenders, parents would name them after noble people, poets, and courageous war figures. Sometimes, the name would even link to the attributes of the nomadic life of the Kazakhs.
So, if you want to pay tribute to a Kazakh ancestor and want a Kazakh name for your son or daughter, you’re at the perfect place. You’ll find a list of beautiful and unique Kazakh boy and girl names below.
|Byrganym||The one lady or queen||Girl|
|Damira||Heart, mind or secret||Girl|
|Dariga||Pity, regret or surprise||Girl|
|Elnara||People, country, nation||Girl|
|Erzhan||Brave and courageous husband||Boy|
|Evnika||Kazakh form of Euneike, meaning good victory||Girl|
|Gulayna||A combination of flower and mirror||Girl|
|Gulbadam||Flower, or as beautiful as flower||Girl|
|Gulbatira||Flower at the mountain summit||Girl|
|Guldana||Flower combined with wise, educated and learned||Girl|
|Kalamkas||Black eyebrows or thin eyebrows||Girl|
|Karlygash||The swallow bird||Girl|
|Kunsulu||Beauty or beautiful||Girl|
|Kymbat||Expensive, precious, dear||Girl|
|Lunara||Kazakh short form of Gulnara It means flower, rose and pomegranate||Girl|
|Lyazzat||Sweet, pleasant, beautiful||Girl|
|Makhabbat||Love or affection||Girl|
|Marzhan||Pearl or coral||Girl|
|Meyirzhan||A kind soul||Girl|
|Nurbakyt||Light and happiness||Girl|
|Nurlan||Light combined with soldier guard||Girl|
|Qazir||Instant, something done instantly||Boy|
|Salimgerey||Safe, secure and healthy||Boy|
|Sanzhar||He who pierces, or thrusts||Boy|
|Sarsen||Born of Wednesday||Boy|
|Satipaldy||We bought this one||Boy|
|Serikbolat||Companion of steel||Boy|
|Sholpan||Venus , the planet||Girl|
|Tansholpan||The morning star||Girl|