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.

 
  Neshele  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means joy  
  Nesrin  
  Turkish girl name which means wild rose and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Neylan  
  Girls name which means fulfilled wish and which originates in Turkish  
  Nildag  
  Girls name which means blue mountain and which originates in Turkish  
  Nilufer  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means water-lily  
  Nuray  
  Turkish girl name which means bright moon and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Ozcicek  
  Turkish girl name which means flower essence and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Ozge  
  Turkish girl name which means different; other and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Ozgur  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning free which originates in Turkish  
  Ozlem  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means yearning  
  Pembe  
  Unique Girls name meaning pink which originates in Turkish  
 
 
  Pinar  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning springtime which originates in Turkish  
  Quibele  
  Girls name originating in Turkish and means the goddess mother  
  Rabia  
  Girls name which means breeze and which originates in Arabic  
  Rasha  
  Girls name which means young gazelle and which originates in Arabic  
  Reyha  
  Unique Girls name meaning sweet-smelling flower which originates in Turkish  
  Reyhan  
  Girls name originating in Turkish and means sweet-smelling flower  
  Sabiya  
  Girls name originating in Arabic and means morning; eastern wind  
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