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.

 
  Elif  
  Turkish girl name which means thin from top to bottom and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Elma  
  Girls name originating in Turkish and means sweet fruit  
  Elmas  
  Girls name originating in Turkish and means diamond  
  Emel  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning desire which originates in Turkish  
  Emine  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning reliable; trustworthy which originates in Turkish  
  Esen  
  Unique Girls name meaning wind which originates in Turkish  
  Eser  
  Girls name which means achievement and which originates in Turkish  
  Esin  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning inspiration which originates in Turkish  
  Esma  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means attributes of God  
  Eylem  
  Unique Girls name meaning active which originates in Turkish  
  Fairuza  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning turquoise which originates in Turkish  
 
 
  Fatimah  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning daughter of the prophet which originates in Arabic  
  Fatma  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning daughter of the prophet which originates in Turkish  
  Feride  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning unique which originates in Turkish  
  Fidan  
  Turkish girl name which means sapling and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Filiz  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means young bud  
  Fusun  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means charming; fascinating  
  Gizem  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means mystery  
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