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.

 
  Guulbahar  
  Turkish boys name meaning spring rose whose origins are Turkish  
  Guven  
  Turkish boys name meaning trust whose origins are Turkish  
  Hakan  
  Turkish boys name meaning emperor whose origins are Turkish  
  Hakeem  
  Turkish boys name meaning wise doctor; ruler whose origins are Arabic  
  Halil  
  Turkish boys name meaning dear friend whose origins are Turkish  
  Halim  
  Turkish boys name meaning mild; gentle whose origins are Turkish  
  Halit  
  Turkish boys name meaning continuous whose origins are Turkish  
  Hasad  
  Turkish boys name meaning reaper; harvester whose origins are Turkish  
  Himmet  
  Turkish boys name meaning support; help whose origins are Turkish  
  Hud  
  Boys name whose origins are Arabic and is a a Prophet's name  
  Husamettin  
  Boys name whose origins are Turkish and means sharp sword  
 
 
  Ibrahim  
  Boys name whose origins are Turkish and means father of multitude?  
  Ihsan  
  Boys name whose origins are Turkish and means compassion  
  Ilhami  
  Boys name whose origins are Turkish and means inspiration  
  Ilhan  
  Boys name whose origins are Turkish and means prince; emperor  
  Ilker  
  Boys name whose origins are Turkish and means first man  
  Ilkin  
  Turkish boys name meaning first whose origins are Turkish  
  Iskander  
  Turkish boys name meaning defender of mankind whose origins are Turkish  
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