Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. [tyɾkmen] (Turkmen)
Other Forms FormsTurkmen
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 3/22/2018
Refers to a Turkmen person (someone from the present-day nation of Turkmenistan). The ethnonym itself is believed to be derived from Türk combined with the Sogdian suffix -man (thus meaning "almost Turk") or from Türk combined with Arabic إِيمَان (ʾīmān) meaning "faith, belief, religion".