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.

 
  Serkan  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is rush of blood to head  
  Sevilen  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is beloved  
  Sevim  
  Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is love  
  Shakir  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Arabic and whose meaning is thankful one  
  Sinan  
  Boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is great architect  
  Soner  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is last man  
  Sukru  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is grateful  
  Sukuru  
  Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is gratitude  
  Suleiman  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is man of peace  
  Suleyman  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is man of peace  
  Tabari  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Arabic and whose meaning is Muslim historian  
 
 
  Tabib  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is physician  
  Temel  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is basic; fundamental  
  Temin  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is to make safe  
  Tevfik  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is accordance  
  Thabit  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Arabic and whose meaning is firm  
  Tolga  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is helmet  
  Tugay  
  Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is bridge  
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