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.

 
  Iskender  
  Turkish boys name meaning defender of mankind whose origins are Turkish  
  Ismet  
  Turkish boys name meaning honor whose origins are Turkish  
  Jadallah  
  Turkish boys name meaning God's prosperity whose origins are Arabic  
  Jebran  
  Turkish boys name meaning greatness whose origins are Arabic  
  Kabil  
  Boys name whose meaning is spear; gatherer and whose origins are Turkish  
  Kadim  
  Boys name whose meaning is eminent person and whose origins are Turkish  
  Kadir  
  Boys name whose meaning is green crop and whose origins are Arabic  
  Kahraman  
  Boys name whose meaning is hero and whose origins are Turkish  
  Kebir  
  Boys name whose meaning is greatness and whose origins are Turkish  
  Kemal  
  Boys name whose meaning is highest honor and whose origins are Turkish  
  Kerem  
  Boys name whose meaning is noble; kind and whose origins are Turkish  
 
 
  Khalid  
  Turkish boys name meaning eternal whose origins are Arabic  
  Khan  
  Turkish boys name meaning prince whose origins are Turkish  
  Kiral  
  Turkish boys name meaning king; supreme leader whose origins are Turkish  
  Koray  
  Turkish boys name meaning ember moon whose origins are Turkish  
  Kudret  
  Turkish boys name meaning might; power whose origins are Turkish  
  Kuvet  
  Turkish boys name meaning strength; power whose origins are Turkish  
  Levent  
  Turkish boys name meaning the lions whose origins are Turkish  
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