Turkish Girl 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 girl names that many of them have roots in Arabic. If you wish to consdier these arabic girl names in greater detail you can follow the link or see menu at the top of the page.

 
  Ahu  
  Unique Girls name meaning bright and beautiful which originates in Turkish  
  Akila  
  Turkish girl name which means intelligent and which has its roots in Arabic  
  Aliye  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning high and exalted which originates in Turkish  
  Altair  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Arabic and means a bird  
  Arka  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning friend which originates in Turkish  
  Aruba  
  Unique Girls name meaning she loves her husband which originates in Arabic  
  Asli  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means genuine  
  Aygul  
  Turkish girl name which means moon rose and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Ayla  
  Girls name which means moonlight? and which originates in Turkish  
  Aylin  
  Girls name which means moon halo and which originates in Turkish  
  Ayse  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning alive? which originates in Turkish  
 
 
  Aysel  
  Unique Girls name meaning like the moon which originates in Turkish  
  Aysen  
  Girls name which means beautiful like the moon and which originates in Turkish  
  Aysu  
  Girls name which means moon water and which originates in Turkish  
  Aysun  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means beautiful as the moon  
  Badia  
  Girls name which means elegant and which originates in Arabic  
  Basak  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means wheat  
  Belgin  
  Girls name originating in Turkish and means clear  
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