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.

 
  Tunc  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is bronze  
  Turan  
  Boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is lank of Turks  
  Turgay  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is bird lark  
  Ufuk  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is horizon  
  Umit  
  Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is hope  
  Uner  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is famous  
  Volkan  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is volcano  
  Xerxes  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Persian and whose meaning is ancient king  
  Yavuz  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is grim; stern  
  Yurcel  
  Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is sublime  
  Zeheb  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is gold  
 
 
  Zeki  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is intelligent  
  Ziya  
  Boys name whose origins are in Turkish and whose meaning is luminous  
  Zuhayr  
  Unique Turkish boys name whose origins are in Arabic and whose meaning is bright  
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