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.

 
  Tulaya  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means veil of the moon  
  Umay  
  Girls name which means hopeful and which originates in Turkish  
  Umita  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning hope which originates in Turkish  
  Umut  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means hope  
  Unjo  
  Turkish girl name which means one who is a leader and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Yagmur  
  Turkish girl name which means rain and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Yaz  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning summer which originates in Turkish  
  Yesenia  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Arabic and means flower  
  Yesim  
  Turkish girl name which means jade and which has its roots in Turkish  
  Yeter  
  Unique Girls name meaning enough; sufficient which originates in Turkish  
  Yildiz  
  Beautiful Turkish girls name which originates in Turkish and means star  
 
 
  Yonca  
  Girls name which means clover and which originates in Turkish  
  Zehiya  
  Girls name originating in Arabic and means radiant person  
  Zerdali  
  Unique Girls name meaning wild apricot which originates in Turkish  
  Zerrin  
  Beautiful Girls name meaning golden which originates in Turkish  
  Zulma  
  Unique Girls name meaning healthy and vigorous which originates in Arabic  
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