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.

 
  Direnc  
  Turkish boys name meaning resistance whose origins are Turkish  
  Ediz  
  Boys name whose origins of meaning is from Turkish and means high  
  Emin  
  Boys name whose origins of meaning is from Turkish and means honest  
  Emre  
  Boys name whose origins of meaning is from Turkish and means ruler of the household  
  Engin  
  Boys name whose origins of meaning is from Turkish and means vast  
  Enver  
  Boys name whose origins of meaning is from Turkish and means very bright; handsome  
  Erdem  
  Boys name whose origins of meaning is from Turkish and means virtue  
  Erdogan  
  Boys name whose origins of meaning is from Turkish and means a son is born  
  Eren  
  Boys name whose origins of meaning is from Turkish and means saint  
  Erol  
  Boys name whose origins of meaning is from Turkish and means brave  
  Evner  
  Boys name whose origins of meaning is from Turkish and means house  
 
 
  Eyup  
  Boys name whose origins of meaning is from Turkish and means the patient one  
  Fadahunsi  
  Boys name whose origins of meaning is from Arabic and means royalty has favored me  
  Faruk  
  Turkish boys name meaning distinguishes the truth whose origins are Turkish  
  Fatin  
  Turkish boys name meaning clever; smart whose origins are Arabic  
  Feza  
  Turkish boys name meaning universe whose origins are Turkish  
  Goker  
  Turkish boys name meaning man of the sky whose origins are Turkish  
  Guul  
  Turkish boys name meaning rose whose origins are Turkish  
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