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.

 
  Bercu  
  Unique Girls name meaning sweet-smelling which originates in Turkish  
  Berna  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning young which originates in Turkish  
  Bilge  
  Turkish girl name which means wise and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Cagdas  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning contemporary man which originates in Turkish  
  Canan  
  Unique Girls name meaning beloved which originates in Turkish  
  Cari  
  Turkish girl name which means flowing like water and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Cemal  
  Girls name originating in Turkish and means beauty  
  Ceren  
  Turkish girl name which means young gazelle and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Deniz  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning sea which originates in Turkish  
  Derya  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning ocean which originates in Turkish  
  Dija  
  Turkish girl name which means premature baby and which has its roots in Arabic  
 
 
  Dilara  
  Unique Girls name meaning lover which originates in Turkish  
  Dilek  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning wish which originates in Turkish  
  Dolunay  
  Girls name which means full moon and which originates in Turkish  
  Duygu  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning emotion which originates in Turkish  
  Ebru  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means the art of marbling  
  Ece  
  Girls name which means queen and which originates in Turkish  
  Ekin  
  Girls name which means harvest and which originates in Turkish  
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