241 Turkish Baby Names With Meanings

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Want your child’s name to be a fusion of two cultures? How about going for a Turkish name? Turkish names have European and Asian influences, quite like we see in the culture and architecture of the country.

Every Turkish child is given one or in some cases, two first names. Most of the names are gender specific, but if parents want, they can select a unisex name as well. The first names are often derived from Turkish words that hold specific meanings. With the introduction of Surname Law in 1934, all the citizens of Turkey were required to adopt an official surname. Married women can carry both their maiden and their spouse’s surname.

In earlier times, most Turkish names were patronymics, which means that the baby was given the first name or forename of the father. Turkish people used the Arabic words, ‘bin’, which means ‘son of’ or ‘bint’, which means ‘daughter of’ with the given names. For instance, if a child was named Ahmed and his father’s name was Mohammed, he would have been called Ahmed bin Mohammed.

Browse through MomJunction's collection of Turkish baby names with meanings. In order to make your search a bit simpler, we’ve classified the name according to the gender.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
AhmetAhmet are the principal transliterations of an Arabic given name, AhmedBoy
AyazCool night breeze; a royal breezeBoy
AzraThe one who is a virginGirl
DefneA laurel tree; tall and majesticGirl
EcrinReward, Gift of GodGirl
ElifOne with a slender body; originalGirl
EymenMore fortunate, Lucky, Auspicious, BlessedBoy
HiranurLight of the diamondGirl
MehmetPraiseworthy rulerBoy
MiracAscensionBoy
MirayGlowing like a moonGirl
MuhammedPraised, Praiseworthy, CommendableBoy
MustafaMustafa is the epithet of Prophet Muhammad. It means the chosen one.Boy
NehirRiverGirl
OmerTalker, successful, long-term, growing, bloomingBoy
YusufGod increases in piety, power and influenceBoy
ZehraBright, luminousGirl
ZeynepPrecious rock, Precious gem, A father's precious gemGirl
AaghaThe word means Someone in control over something, Lord, chiefBoy
AaghaaThe name aaghaa means Someone in control over something, Lord, chiefBoy
AbayBeing talentedBoy
Abi(Hebrew) Father, (Turkish) Elder Brother, French (Priest)Boy
AdalarThe island or the red islandBoy
AdleeIn Biblical it means One who is judged by God. In Turkic it means just or fairBoy
AergulThe bunch of blooming rosesGirl
AfetTurkish - A woman of bewitching beauty; Attractive; LovableGirl
AfridiThe name of one of the tribes or clans.Boy
AfshinName of an Iranian General; derived name from princely title of rulers of OsrusanaBoy
AghaA noble person who is honoured for his effieciency, intelligence and great positive leadership qualities.Boy
AginThe meaning behind the name is not so appropriate to name someone as it means an illegitimate child or a name given to the lowest ranks of nobles.Boy
AhuBright and beautifulGirl
AimalDesire, wishBoy
AiylaMoonlight or moon halo, A beautiful girl who is strong a fighter and is so easy to fall in love with.Girl
AjdinHe who is bright, happy and lucky.Boy
AjnurMoonlight, glow of the oon.Boy
AkaraChief deity. One who love change and challenges, but take too many risksUnisex
AkasmaWhite climbing roseGirl
AkayNear a full moon or illuminating light of full moon, full moon.Unisex
AlaraAltaic - Mythological Aquatic Fairy; One who makes things beautiful; Water FairyGirl
AlevTurkish - Flame; Brightness; LightGirl
AlibekA combination of Ali and the Turkish title Bek meaning ruler, chief or lordBoy
AlpA brave hero known for his valour and sacrifice is a demanding name to take.Boy
AltanMongolian - Golden; Turkic - Red Dawn; A variant of name AltinBoy
AnarbekPomegranate masterBoy
ArystanbekThe name is derived from Kazakh word arystan, which means lion and Turkish title beg, which means master or chiefBoy
AsenName of a Bulgarian king.Boy
AskerTurkish word for soldierBoy
AslanTurkish word for lion; in old fashioned personBoy
AsliSomeone who is genuine and realGirl
AsumanTurkish - Sky; Hindi - Lord of Vital BreathsBoy
AsurA Turkish term used for Assyrians.Boy
AtaArabic - Gift; Fante - One of Twins; Turkish - Ancestor, PredecessorBoy
AtaaArabic - Gift; Fante - One of Twins; Turkish - Ancestor, PredecessorBoy
AtilTurkish - Big RiverBoy
AydarTopknot or forelock, referring to the hairstyle of ancient Turkic warriorsBoy
AydinOne who is enlightenedBoy
AylaOak tree, or Halo, MoonlightGirl
AyleenTurkish - Halo of the Moon; Light; A variant form is AylinGirl
AylinTurkish - Halo of the Moon; Light; A variant form is AylinGirl
AymelekMoon angelGirl
AyperiMoon fairyGirl
AysunTurkish - A person whose face is as beautiful as moon; As Beautiful as the MoonGirl
AytenSkin Shiny Like Moon; Friend of PeopleGirl
AzizbekPowerful chiefBoy
AzzatAzzat is the Turkish form of the Arabic name Azzah, and means gazelle.Boy
BahadirOne who is brave and valiantBoy
BakiOne who has a quick and analytical mindBoy
BakytbekHappy chiefBoy
BalianIt mens Master or Lord. It was the name of a noble crusader in the kingdom of Jerusalem in the 12th century.Boy
BanouFemale; Lady; PrincessGirl
BarisPeaceful, calm, quiteBoy
BataMate, friend, buddyBoy
BayarA delightful personBoy
BechirHe who is discerningBoy
BegA title of respectBoy
BehremMars planetBoy
BeibutPeaceful or peaceBoy
BekarysThe name is derived from the Turkish title Beg meaning chieftain, master and Kazakh word Arys, meaning foundation, support, frameworkBoy
BerkanHe who is of strong bloodBoy
BeyzaTurkish name meaning "white" or "pure"Girl
BuqatTo be like a lightening boltBoy
BurakTo be strong and fast as a lightning boltBoy
BurcuA sweet smelling womanGirl
CahilA young and naive manBoy
CanOne who is full of spirit, life and heartBoy
CandanaA cadid, sincere personBoy
CandaninHe is sincere and honesBoy
CandonA sincere and honest manBoy
CariaShe who flows like a waterGirl
CenkThe one who wins warBoy
CetinThe one who is strong, tough and hardBoy
CeydaA beautiful womanGirl
CeyhunA Central Asian riverBoy
CeylanAn AntelopeGirl
DamlaA dropGirl
DemirOne who is made of IronBoy
DenizSea of happinessUnisex
DicleA wonderful river; life providingGirl
DogaIt means 'Nature'; they are in love with nature and GodGirl
DumanSmoky; one who is very supportive and helpfulBoy
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