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.

 
  Omer  
  Boys name whose meaning is living and whose origins are Turkish  
  Onan  
  Boys name whose meaning is prosperous and whose origins are Turkish  
  Onur  
  Boys name whose meaning is honor and whose origins are Turkish  
  Osman  
  Boys name whose meaning is crane-like game bird and whose origins are Turkish  
  Ottmar  
  Boys name whose meaning is servant of God and whose origins are Turkish  
  Oz  
  Boys name whose meaning is bard and whose origins are Turkish  
  Ozkan  
  Boys name whose meaning is blood of the family and whose origins are Turkish  
  Ozqur  
  Boys name whose meaning is lifelong happiness and whose origins are Turkish  
  Ozturk  
  Boys name whose meaning is pure; genuine and whose origins are Turkish  
  Qamar  
  Boys name whose meaning is moon and whose origins are Arabic  
  Rakin  
  Boys name whose meaning is respectful and whose origins are Arabic  
 
 
  Ramadan  
  Boys name whose meaning originates in ninth month of Muslim year and whose origins are Arabic  
  Said  
  Boys name whose meaning is happiness and whose origins are Arabic  
  Salik  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is devotee to religion  
  Savas  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is war?  
  Selim  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is safe  
  Sener  
  Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is bringer of joy  
  Serhat  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is frontier  
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