Turkish Submitted Surnames

Turkish names are used in the country of Turkey, which is situated in western Asia and southeastern Europe. Turkey is part of the larger Muslim world. See also about Turkish names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AÇIKGÖZTurkish
Derived from Turkish açık meaning "open, opened" and göz "eye".
AGHATurkish
Means "chief, master, lord" in Turkish. From the Turkish ağa 'chief, master, lord', from the Old Turkish aqa 'elder brother'. Traditionally it was a title for a civilian or military officer, or often part of such title, and was placed after the name of certain military functionaries in the Ottoman Empire... [more]
AKTurkish
Means "white" in Turkish.
AKBULUTTurkish
Means "white cloud" in Turkish.
AKÇAMTurkish
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak meaning "white" and çam meaning "pine tree".
AKDAĞTurkish
Related to any one of several mountains in Turkey by the name of Akdağ, this surname literally derives its meaning from the words ak meaning "white" and dağ meaning "mountain" and probably denoted someone who lived in the proximity of such a mountain.
AKHANTurkish
A combination of AK and HAN.... [more]
AKKAŞTurkish
Means "white brow" from Old Turkic ak "white" and kaş "brow".
AKKAYATurkish
Means "white rock" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and kaya "rock".
AKTASTurkish
Aktaº literally means "white stone" in Turkish, however means also "meerschaum" of Turkey.
AKYILDIZTurkish
Means "white star" in Turkish.
AKYOLTurkish
Means "white path" or "honest path" from Old Turkic ak "white, honest" and yol "way, path".
ALBAYRAKTurkish
Means "red flag" from Turkish al meaning "red" and bayrak "flag".
ALKANTurkish (Latinized, Modern)
Means "General name of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons" and "red(al) blood(kan)" in Turkish.
APAYDINTurkish
Means "very bright".
ARSLANTurkish
Variant of Aslan.
ASAROĞLUTurkish
Means "son of Asar".
AYDENEnglish, Scottish, Turkish
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait".
AYDINLISOYTurkish
Means "enlightened family" in Turkish.
BEGUMIndian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).
BERATurkish, Arabic
Means "knowledgeable, smart, beautiful".
BEYIndian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BILGINTurkish
Means "scholar, learned, pundit" in Turkish.
BUBIKOĞLUTurkish
Means "son of Bubik".
ÇAKIRTurkish
Means either "goshawk", "wine", or "greyish-blue" in Turkish.
ÇAKMAKTurkish
Means "lighter" in Turkish, referring to a tool used to ignite fire. This is also the name of a village in Antalya Province, Turkey.
ÇALIŞKANTurkish
Means "hard-working, assiduous" in Turkish.
CANTurkish
Means "soul, life, being" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
CANAKTurkish
From the Turkish town of Çanakkale. Canak is the Anglicised form, which may or may not retain its Turkish pronunciation.
CANDEMIRTurkish
Means "iron soul", derived from Turkish can meaning "soul, spirit" combined with demir meaning "iron".
ÇEÇENTurkish, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "Chechen" in Turkish, mostly used by Chechens residing in Turkey.
ÇELİKTurkish
Means "steel" in Turkish.
CENGİZTurkish
From the given name Cengiz.
ÇERKEZTurkish
Means "Circassian" or "Adyghe" in Turkish, referring to an ethnic group native to the Caucasus.
ÇETINKAYATurkish
Means "hard rock" from Turkish çetin meaning "hard, tough" combined with kaya meaning "rock".
ÇEVIKTurkish
Means "nimble, agile, quick" in Turkish.
ÇIÇEKTurkish
Means "flower, blossom" in Turkish.
ÇIFTÇITurkish
Means "farmer" in Turkish.
ÇINARTurkish
Means "oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis)" in Turkish, of Persian origin. The oriental plane tree is widely revered throughout Central Asia.
ÇOBANTurkish
Means "shepherd" in Turkish.
DENIZTurkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
DOĞANTurkish
Means "hawk, falcon" in Turkish.
DURMAZTurkish
Derived from Turkish durmak meaning "to stop" or "to remain, to persist".
DURUTurkish
Duru means 'clean, limpid' in Turkish.
EKSITurkish
Ekºi means "sour" in Turkish.
EMİRTurkish
Turkish cognate of Amir.
ERDEMTurkish
Erdem means "virtue" in Turkish.
ERGINTurkish
Means "mature, adult" in Turkish.
ERKANTurkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and kan "blood".
EROĞLUTurkish
Means son of soldier.
EYÜBOĞLUTurkish
Means ''son of Eyüp''.
GÖKÇETurkish
Means "celestial, heavenly, sky" in Turkish.
GULTEKINTurkish
It comes from "Kül Tigin" (? - 575 AD) who was a general of the Second Turkic Kaganate (Göktürks' khaganate). He was a second son of Ilterish Shad and the younger brother of Bilge Kagan.
GÜNDÜZTurkish
Means "daytime, day" in Turkish.
GÜNEŞTurkish
Means "sun" or "sunny" in Turkish.
GÜNEYTurkish
Means "south, southern" in Turkish.
GÜRBÜZTurkish
Means "robust, healthy" in Turkish.
GURELTurkish
Dynamism is the meaning of the name.
GÜVENTurkish
From the noun güven meaning "trust, confidence", perhaps designating a trustworthy character, or alternatively one who trusts in others readily.
HAZARTurkish
Turkish / Muslim last name meaning "nightingale".
HOROZTurkish
From the Turkish word horoz meaning "Rooster".
INCETurkish
Ýnce means "thin" or "slim" in Turkish.
IŞIKTurkish
Means "light" in Turkish.
KAANTurkish
From the given name Kaan.
KAHRAMANTurkish
Means "hero" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian قهرمان (qahramân).
KAHYATurkish
means butler in Turkish
KAPLANJewish, Turkish
Means "tiger" in Turkish. This common Jewish surname has a spelling variation: Caplan. For an unknown reason, Jewish immigrants who passed through the port at Baltimore had their names changed to Caplan, while the Jewish immigrants who passed through Ellis Island retained the original K spelling.
KARACATurkish
Means "roe deer" in Turkish.
KARAÇAMTurkish
Means larch.
KARADENIZTurkish
Means "black sea" in Turkish.
KARAKAYATurkish
From Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" combined with kaya "rock".
KARANCITurkish
Means "merchant","someone who deals with transport"
KARASUTurkish
Means "black water" derived from Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" combined with su "water".
KARAYUSUFTurkish
Yusuf is a name for men and Karayusuf means Dark Yusuf.
KAYATurkish
Means "rock" in Turkish.
KILIÇTurkish
Means "sword" in Turkish.
KILINÇTurkish
Variant spelling of Kılıç.
KORKMAZTurkish
Means "unafraid, fearless" in Turkish.
KÖSETurkish
Means ''beardless''.
KUNTTurkish
Means "Solid", also the old Turkish name of a mountain range in Asia where Turks supposedly originated from.
KURTOĞLUTurkish
Means "son of wolf".
KUŞTurkish
Means "bird" in Turkish.
LEPSYSlavic (Rare), Turkish (Rare)
Possibly dating back to the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Europe, the original Turkic meaning is veiled in mystery, and possibly meant "one who comes from the edge of the lake." ... [more]
NALCITurkish
Occupational surname denoting a horse-shoe maker, from the Turkish word nal meaning "horse-shoe" and the particle -cı a suffix appended to words to create a noun denoting a profession or occupation.
ÖRENTurkish
Means "ruin" in Turkish.
ORUÇTurkish
From Turkish oruç meaning ''fast, to abstain from food''.
ÖZALPTurkish
Comes from Özalp, Van, Turkey
ÖZCANTurkish
Means "pure soul" in Turkish.
ÖZDEMIRTurkish
Özdemir literally means "pure iron" in Turkish, however means "one who is strong like his genealogy iron".
ÖZKANTurkish
Özkan means "pure blood" in Turkish.
ÖZTÜRKTurkish
From the given name Öztürk.
PASHAAlbanian, Ottoman Turkish (Anglicized), Turkish (Anglicized)
Pasha or pascha (Ottoman Turkish: پاشا‎, Turkish: paşa), formerly anglicized as bashaw, was a higher rank in the Ottoman Empire political and military system, typically granted to governors, generals and dignitaries and others... [more]
PEHLIVANTurkish
Means "wrestler" or "strongman" in Turkish, referring to a yağlı güreş wrestler (a traditional Turkish oil wrestling sport), ultimately of Persian origin.
POLATTurkish
Means "steel" in Persian. Many Turkish Oghuz descendants are using this surname.
RAMAZANOĞLUTurkish
Means "son of Ramazan" in Turkish.
SAĞLAMTurkish
Means "firm, hard, strong" in Turkish.
SARIKAYATurkish
Sarıkaya is a Turkish word meaning "yellow rock".
SARILARTurkish
Means ''yellows'' in Turkish. A common place name in Turkey.
ŞAŞMAZTurkish
From Turkish şaşmaz ''infallible''.
SEZERTurkish
Means "intuition", from Turkish sezmek meaning "to understand, to perceive".
SEZGINTurkish
Means "sagacious, insightful" in Turkish.
ŞIMŞEKTurkish
Means "lightning" in Turkish. This word refers to lightning that streaks across the sky, while the term yıldırım denotes lightning that strikes the ground (see Yıldırım).
SOYDANTurkish (Modern)
Soy, "lineage, ancestry" and dan "from"; One who has come down from good ancestry (a good family)
TABAKTurkish
Occupational name for a tanner
TOPRAKTurkish
Toprak means "earth" in Turkish.
TUFANTurkish
From the given name Tufan.
TÜFEKÇITurkish
Means "gunsmith" in Turkish.
TUNCERTurkish
Derived from Turkish tunç meaning ''bronze''.
TURANTurkish
Refers to Turan, an historical region in Central Asia inhabited by the nomadic Iranian Turanian people. The name itself means "land of the Tur" and is derived from the name of a Persian mythological figure, Tur (تور).
TÜRKTurkish
Türk means "Turk" in Turkish.
TÜRKMENTurkish, Turkmen
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".
TÜRKOĞLUTurkish
Means "son of a Turk" in Turkish.
ÜNALTurkish
Means "become famous" or "become well-known" in Turkish.
ÜNLÜTurkish
Means "famous, celebrity" in Turkish.
UYSALTurkish
Means "docile, easygoing, peaceful" in Turkish.
YALÇINTurkish
From the given name Yalçın.
YAVUZTurkish
Means "stern, tough" in Turkish.
YAYLACIOĞLUTurkish
Possibly from Turkish yayla meaning "plateau".
YAZICITurkish
Means "writer" or "clerk" in Turkish.
YILDIRIMTurkish
Means "lightning" in Turkish. This refers to lightning that strikes the ground, whereas şimşek denotes lightning that flashes across the sky (see Şimşek).
YILDIZTurkish
Means "star" in Turkish.
YÜCETurkish
Turkish surname derived from the word yüce meaning "lofty, gracious, noble, eminent".
YÜKSELTurkish
Means "increase, rise" in Turkish, derived from Turkish yükselmek "to rise, to increase, to ascend".
ZAIMOĞLUTurkish
Means "son of Zaim".
ZENGINTurkish
From Turkish zengin meaning "rich", ultimately from Persian سنگين‏ (sangin).
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