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.

 
  Gonca  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning flower bud which originates in Turkish  
  Gonul  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means desire  
  Gozde  
  Unique Girls name meaning favorite which originates in Turkish  
  Gu?listan  
  Girls name originating in Turkish and means land of roses  
  Gulsen  
  Turkish girl name which means joyous rose and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Halime  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means mild; gentle  
  Hande  
  Unique Girls name meaning smile which originates in Turkish  
  Harika  
  Girls name originating in Turkish and means beautiful  
  Havva  
  Unique Girls name meaning alive; living which originates in Turkish  
  Hazan  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means autumn  
  Hulya  
  Girls name originating in Turkish and means daydream  
 
 
  Huri  
  Girls name which means heaven's maiden and which originates in Turkish  
  Inci  
  Girls name which means pearl and which originates in Turkish  
  Irmak  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning river which originates in Turkish  
  Jamilia  
  Girls name originating in Arabic and means beautiful  
  Kadira  
  Girls name which means good at many things and which originates in Arabic  
  Kelebek  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning butterfly which originates in Turkish  
  Ketifa  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning to harvest fruit which originates in Arabic  
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