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.

 
  Kuva  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning power; forces which originates in Turkish  
  Lale  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning something desirable which originates in Turkish  
  Lamya  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Arabic and means pretty dark lips  
  Maja  
  Girls name originating in Arabic and means splendid  
  Makbule  
  Girls name originating in Turkish and means received by joy  
  Maysun  
  Unique Girls name meaning beautiful which originates in Arabic  
  Melek  
  Girls name which means angel? and which originates in Turkish  
  Melika  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means beauty  
  Merak  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning curious one which originates in Turkish  
  Meryem  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means beloved  
  Muge  
  Girls name originating in Turkish and means lily  
 
 
  Mukkerren  
  Turkish girl name which means honorable and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Nada  
  Girls name which means generous and which originates in Arabic  
  Naila  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning successful which originates in Arabic  
  Najila  
  Unique Girls name meaning brilliant eyes which originates in Arabic  
  Nebia  
  Turkish girl name which means holy one and which has its roots in Arabic  
  Nergis  
  Cute and unique Turkish Girls name meaning daffodil which originates in Turkish  
  Neshe  
  Unique Girls name meaning joy which originates in Turkish  
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