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.

 
  Madarik  
  Turkish boys name meaning intelligence whose origins are Arabic  
  Mamun  
  Turkish boys name meaning who is trustworthy whose origins are Arabic  
  Mehmed  
  Turkish boys name meaning praiseworthy whose origins are Turkish  
  Mehmet  
  Turkish boys name meaning praiseworthy whose origins are Turkish  
  Mehr  
  Turkish boys name meaning sun; love whose origins are Persian  
  Messut  
  Turkish boys name meaning happiness whose origins are Turkish  
  Mesud  
  Turkish boys name meaning is happy whose origins are Turkish  
  Mesut  
  Turkish boys name meaning happy whose origins are Turkish  
  Metin  
  Turkish boys name meaning strong whose origins are Turkish  
  Mihriban  
  Boys name whose meaning is affectionate and whose origins are Turkish  
  Mukhtar  
  Boys name whose meaning is chosen and whose origins are Arabic  
 
 
  Murat  
  Boys name whose meaning is desire; wish and whose origins are Turkish  
  Muzaffer  
  Boys name whose meaning is victory and whose origins are Turkish  
  Naji  
  Boys name whose meaning is safe and whose origins are Arabic  
  Nazik  
  Boys name whose meaning is kindness and whose origins are Turkish  
  Nche  
  Boys name whose meaning is hope and whose origins are Turkish  
  Necati  
  Boys name whose meaning is salvation and whose origins are Turkish  
  Ohannes  
  Boys name whose meaning is God is gracious and whose origins are Turkish  
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