Turkish Boy Names

This is a list of boy names from Turkey along with their meanings. The modern Turkish name consists of both a given (or first) name and also a family name. Family names have, rather surprisingly, only gained a relatively recent widespread usage.

Turkish naming Traditions

Historically it was a tradition to name the children after their grandparents, and often this would be from Arabic origins. More recently however, many parents have left the old traditions to the side and give their babies modern and “unique” names. It was also a widely held tradition for a second name to be given to the child by grandparents. This would often be done when the infant’s cord was cut, hence it was named "Gobek adi" (literally, belly name).

Family names have been used in Turkey since the 1930s. Before this, the traditional practice was for wives and children to take their husband’s/father’s personal name as a last name. This is still used by many of the population of northern Cyprus

Origins of Turkish Names

You will see from this list of Turkish boy names that many of them have roots in Arabic. If you wish to consider these arabic boy names in greater detail you can follow the link or see menu at the top of the page.

 
  Abbas  
  Turkish boys name meaning religious martyr whose roots are in Turkish  
  Adem  
  Turkish boys name meaning earth whose origins are Turkish  
  Ahmad  
  Unusual Turkish boys name whose origins are Arabic which means praiseworthy  
  Ahmed  
  Unusual Turkish boys name whose origins are Turkish which means praiseworthy  
  Ahmet  
  Quite a common Turkish boys name whose origins are Turkish which means praiseworthy  
  Alp  
  Turkish boys name meaning brave whose origins are Turkish  
  Altan  
  Turkish boys name meaning dawn whose origins are Turkish  
  Arash  
  Turkish boys name meaning hero whose origins are Persian  
  Arif  
  Turkish boys name meaning wise whose origins are Turkish  
  Arkados  
  Origins of this boys name are in Turkish and mean friend  
  Ata  
  Origins of this boys name are in Turkish and mean ancestor  
 
 
  Aydin  
  Origins of this boys name are in Turkish and mean enlightened  
  Aykut  
  Origins of this boys name are in Turkish and mean arctic moon  
  Bagatur  
  Origins of this boys name are in Turkish and mean warrior  
  Baghadur  
  Turkish boys name meaning warrior whose origins are Turkish  
  Baghatur  
  Turkish boys name meaning warrior whose origins are Turkish  
  Bahadir  
  Turkish boys name meaning arctic moon whose origins are Turkish  
  Bahi  
  Turkish boys name meaning splendid whose origins are Arabic  
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