381 Turkish Baby Names With Meanings


Turkish names have European and Asian influences, quite like we see in the culture and architecture of the country. The Turkish language is a part of the Altaic language family and comprises three groups that include Turkic, Mongolic, and Tungusic. Across the vast territories that span from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean to Siberia and Western China, over 30 different languages are spoken. With time, the Turkish language was influenced by other languages like Arabic, Persian, and French. Despite its unsuitability as being part of a different language family, the Arabic script was adopted for writing. 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 Turkish naming format closely resembles the Western naming system, where the first name is followed by the family name or surname (1). The first names are often made up of Turkish words that hold specific meanings. With the introduction of the 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 be called Ahmed bin Mohammed. It is also a common practice in Turkey for people to be addressed by their first name followed by ‘bey’ for men and ‘hanim’ for women respectively (1). In this post, we bring you a collection of Turkish baby names with meanings. In order to make your search a bit simpler, we’ve classified the name according to their gender.

heart image Aagha Baby Boy Sign Boy TSomeone in control over something; Lord; Chief
heart image Aaghaa Baby Boy Sign Boy Someone in control over something; Lord; Chief
heart image Abay Baby Boy Sign Boy Being talented
heart image Abi Baby Boy Sign Boy Father; Elder brother; Priest
heart image Adalar Baby Boy Sign Boy The island or the red island
heart image Adalaya Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Graceful; Noble; Strong
heart image Adalya Unisex Baby Sign Unisex God is my refuge
heart image Adlee Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is judged by God; Just or fair
heart image Adlin Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Just; Fair
heart image Aergul Baby Girl Sign Girl The bunch of blooming roses
heart image Afet Baby Girl Sign Girl A woman of bewitching beauty; Attractive; Lovable
heart image Afridi Baby Boy Sign Boy The name of one of the tribes or clans
heart image Afshin Baby Boy Sign Boy Derived name from the princely title of rulers of Osrusana
heart image Agha Baby Boy Sign Boy A noble person who is honored for his efficiency, intelligence, and great positive leadership qualities
heart image Agin Baby Boy Sign Boy Illegitimate child; One belonging to the lowest rank of nobles
heart image Ahmet Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is highly or greatly praised; To commend
heart image Ahu Baby Girl Sign Girl Bright and beautiful
heart image Aimal Baby Boy Sign Boy Desire; Wish
heart image Aishan Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Loving; Life-giving
heart image Aiyla Baby Girl Sign Girl Moonlight; Moon halo; Strong fighter; Beautiful girl
heart image Ajdin Baby Boy Sign Boy He who is bright, happy and lucky
heart image Ajnur Baby Boy Sign Boy Moonlight; Glow of the moon
heart image Akara Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Chief deity; One who loves change and challenges
heart image Akasma Baby Girl Sign Girl White climbing rose
heart image Akay Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Near a full moon; Illuminating light of full moon; Full moon
heart image Alany Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strong; Noble
heart image Alanya Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Bright; Beautiful; Captivating
heart image Alara Baby Girl Sign Girl Mythological Aquatic Fairy; One who makes things beautiful; Water fairy
heart image Alev Baby Girl Sign Girl Flame; Brightness; Light
heart image Alibek Baby Boy Sign Boy Ruler; Chief; Lord
heart image Alihan Baby Boy Sign Boy Noble, exalted leader
heart image Alp Baby Boy Sign Boy Hero; Brave
heart image Alper Baby Boy Sign Boy Heroic; Brave warrior
heart image Altan Baby Boy Sign Boy Golden; Red Dawn
heart image Anarbek Baby Boy Sign Boy Pomegranate master
heart image Antalya Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Attic; Place where Attalus lives
heart image Arat Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Holy; Clean; Pure
heart image Aray Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Graceful; Radiant; Divine
heart image Arystanbek Baby Boy Sign Boy Lion; Master; Chief
heart image Asen Baby Boy Sign Boy Name of a Bulgarian king
heart image Asena Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strength; Royalty; Wolf
heart image Asker Baby Boy Sign Boy Soldier
heart image Aslan Baby Boy Sign Boy Lion
heart image Asli Baby Girl Sign Girl Someone who is genuine and real
heart image Aslihan Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Noble, genuine, leader
heart image Asuman Baby Boy Sign Boy Sky; Lord of vital breaths
heart image Asur Baby Boy Sign Boy A Turkish term used for Assyrians
heart image Ata Baby Boy Sign Boy Gift; One of the twins; Ancestor; Predecessor
heart image Ataa Baby Boy Sign Boy Gift; One of the Twins; Ancestor; Predecessor
heart image Atil Baby Boy Sign Boy Big river
heart image Atiye Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Gift of God
heart image Ayaz Baby Boy Sign Boy Cool night breeze; a royal breeze
heart image Ayce Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Ambitious; Intelligent; Charismatic
heart image Aydar Baby Boy Sign Boy Topknot or forelock; Referring to the hairstyle of ancient Turkic warriors
heart image Aydin Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is enlightened
heart image Ayen Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Eye; To see
heart image Ayhan Baby Boy Sign Boy Gift from God
heart image Aykiz Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Noble, resolute, determined
heart image Ayla Baby Girl Sign Girl Oak treea; Halo
heart image Aylani Unisex Baby Sign Unisex High chief; Heavenly rise
heart image Ayleen Baby Girl Sign Girl Bright; Shining light
heart image Ayli Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Ascending; Rising
heart image Aylin Baby Girl Sign Girl Moon halo; The one that belongs to the moon
heart image Ayline Baby Girl Sign Girl Halo of moonlight
heart image Aymelek Baby Girl Sign Girl Moon angel
heart image Aynur Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Enlightened; Bright light
heart image Ayperi Baby Girl Sign Girl Moon fairy
heart image Aysenur Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Clear moonlight
heart image Aysu Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Beautiful moon
heart image Aysun Baby Girl Sign Girl A person whose face is as beautiful as moon; As Beautiful as the Moon
heart image Ayten Baby Girl Sign Girl Skin shiny like a Moon; Friend of people
heart image Ayvah Baby Girl Sign Girl Voice; Sound
heart image Ayvan Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strong; Powerful
heart image Ayzel Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Unique; Exotic
heart image Azani Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Youth
heart image Azizbek Baby Boy Sign Boy Powerful chief
heart image Azra Baby Girl Sign Girl The one who is a virgin
heart image Azzat Baby Boy Sign Boy Turkish form of the Arabic name Azzah; Gazelle
heart image Bahadir Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is brave and valiant
heart image Baki Baby Boy Sign Boy One who has a quick and analytical mind
heart image Bakytbek Baby Boy Sign Boy Happy chief
heart image Balian Baby Boy Sign Boy Master; Lord
heart image Banou Baby Girl Sign Girl Female; Lady; Princess
heart image Baris Baby Boy Sign Boy Peaceful; Calm; Quite
heart image Bata Baby Boy Sign Boy Mate; Friend; Buddy
heart image Bayar Baby Boy Sign Boy A delightful person
heart image Bechir Baby Boy Sign Boy He who is discerning
heart image Beg Baby Boy Sign Boy A title of respect
heart image Behrem Baby Boy Sign Boy Planet Mars
heart image Beibut Baby Boy Sign Boy Peaceful or peace
heart image Bekarys Baby Boy Sign Boy Chieftain; Master; Foundation; Support; Framework
heart image Berfin Baby Girl Sign Girl Snow
heart image Berkan Baby Boy Sign Boy He who is of strong blood
heart image Bey Unisex Baby Sign Unisex A Turkish title for chieftains
heart image Beyza Baby Girl Sign Girl White; Pure
heart image Bilge Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Wisdom; knowledge; intelligence; depth
heart image Bugra Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strength and leadership
heart image Buqat Baby Boy Sign Boy Like a lightning bolt
heart image Burak Baby Boy Sign Boy To be strong and fast as a lightning bolt
heart image Burcu Baby Girl Sign Girl Sweet-smelling woman
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Turkish baby names are an enticing fusion of European, Asian, and Arab influences. This blend is mirrored in the culture and architecture of the country. The amalgamation of different languages like Arabic, Persian, and French led to the emergence of names that carry a special significance while maintaining a traditional feel to them. These Turkish names are a great way to honor your roots or simply adorn your child with a unique name. Also, a name that rhymes well with the names of parents could be an excellent choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are some Turkish baby names inspired by nature?

In Turkish culture, there are numerous baby names that take inspiration from nature. For example, the nature-inspired feminine names include Nuray (meaning bright moon), Acarsu (meaning stream, river, running water), and Irmak (meaning river).

2. Can Turkish baby names be unisex?

Yes. There are numerous gender-neutral Turkish baby names. They include Aytaç (meaning crown of the moon), Evren (meaning cosmos), Evrim (meaning evolution), Özgür (meaning free), and Yücel (meaning sublime).

3. What is the meaning behind the Turkish baby name "Emre"?

The Turkish masculine baby name Emre carries the meaning of ‘friend’ or ‘brother.’ This name has historical significance as it was held by the renowned 13th-century Turkish poet Yunus Emre.

Infographic: Captivating Turkish Baby Names With Meanings

Turkish baby names originate from the Turkish language but also show the influence of European and Asian languages. These names are intertwined with tradition, history, and diversity, making them truly distinctive in their own way. Dive into the charm of Turkish baby names in this infographic and find the one that suits your baby best.

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